Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Maggie
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  • Lakeside, CA
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Heat after miscarriage

Started on Tuesday 0 Replies

How soon after miscarriage can I expect a doe to return to heat? Is it ok to breed her again on her next heat? Thanks! Continue

Copper? Zinc? Selenium?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Jan 6. 4 Replies

I’m seeing symptoms in my goats that I believe to be mineral related. However I’m not sure which mineral(s) if it is indeed a mineral issue. Hair loss on body usually sides or spine. No hair loss on…Continue

Infertility

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Nov 23, 2020. 2 Replies

What are some signs that a buck is infertile besides being unable to settle a doe? What about a buck that never comes into rut? Never attempts to breed does in heat? Never gets musky or attempts to…Continue

Cold Weather

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Dec 17, 2020. 7 Replies

We moved from California to Virginia a couple of months ago. This will be our first truly cold winter with our goats. At what temps do I need to worry about the adults needing extra heat? I’ve…Continue

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Maggie replied to Evelynn's discussion Can you keep a goat inside your house?
"Honestly I don’t know why anyone would want to do this long term. All goats need at least one other goat so you’d have two indoor goats which is going to get messy. Many people have kids that need extra attention inside sometimes if…"
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Heat after miscarriage

How soon after miscarriage can I expect a doe to return to heat? Is it ok to breed her again on her next heat? Thanks! See More
Tuesday
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Copper? Zinc? Selenium?
"That’s exactly what it feels like, like I’m starting all over even though I have the same animals. It’s been frustrating and devastating and very humbling but I also feel like it’s taught me a lot that I hope will help me do…"
Jan 6
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Copper? Zinc? Selenium?
"If this is the mineral you are getting ... https://duraferm.com/product/?id=1375  The copper is okay if you don't have any copper antagonists in your well water, such as sulfur or iron. The selenium is too low for breeding animals. I…"
Jan 5
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Copper? Zinc? Selenium?
"I used to use Purina goat mineral but when I started noticing more of these issues I switched to DeraFerm but they had mistakenly given me sheep mineral at first so I had to add a copper bolus. I’ve reordered the correct goat one and that…"
Jan 5
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Copper? Zinc? Selenium?
"Fertility problems are usually caused by copper and/or selenium deficiency. Skin issues on random parts of the body are usually zinc related.  Copper deficiency can cause bowed legs. Is that what you're seeing when you say the rear legs…"
Jan 5
Maggie posted a discussion

Copper? Zinc? Selenium?

I’m seeing symptoms in my goats that I believe to be mineral related. However I’m not sure which mineral(s) if it is indeed a mineral issue. Hair loss on body usually sides or spine. No hair loss on face or tail. Flakey, white skin patches. Rear leg movement abnormalities like swinging inward when walking and seeming to have hip instability. Bucks needing months of trying to settle does, does having inconsistent heats or failing to settle after exposure to multiple bucks. Coccidia, worms, and…See More
Jan 4
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Cold Weather
"We had cows for 12 years, and I have to say that goat poop is SO much better than cow poop! LOL! It's amazing how the fly population went way down after the cows were gone. "
Dec 17, 2020
Leslie Honcoop replied to Maggie's discussion Cold Weather
"BTW I grew up on a dairy farm and am familiar with cows. And dairy cows have their food and environment highly managed. I like that goats don't require nearly as much, and frankly, are so much more entertaining!! (And the poop! So easy to deal…"
Dec 16, 2020
Leslie Honcoop replied to Maggie's discussion Cold Weather
"Thank you!! I'll quit worrying about it! Everyone is healthy and not skinny. ;) I have one wether that is huge and prone to being fat so I always have to fight him about grain feeds for the others. Now I will feel confident when I offer them…"
Dec 16, 2020
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Cold Weather
"Definitely old-fashioned simplistic advice that is something people used to think just sounded good. If this were true, we'd need to be giving grain to all of our goats every day from November through March. It's fascinating to me how the…"
Dec 13, 2020
Leslie Honcoop replied to Maggie's discussion Cold Weather
"I was told by a vet that it was good to supplement with some concentrated feed (grain) when the temp stayed below 40 degrees. My understanding was that they might need some supplement of calories as hay might not supply enough as they were working…"
Dec 11, 2020
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Infertility
"Thanks. I didn’t even think about intersex because he has all of the typical buck parts but yeah genetically he could be so I’ll have to check that too. At first I thought he was maybe a late bloomer but he’s now a year old and…"
Nov 23, 2020
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Infertility
"Sometimes an intersex or hermaphrodite looks like a buck.  Scrotum size is one of the things they measure when determining if a buck is fertile, and I noticed that the testicles and scrotum shrunk a LOT on an 8-year-old buck after he…"
Nov 22, 2020
Maggie replied to Cathy Jernigan's discussion I’m bewildered
"Sorry the pics didn’t show up on mobile but I see them now. That is kind of a lot of udder development for two months. Have you ultrasounded her? Her belly doesn’t look big to me and her being a FF means we have no idea what her usual…"
Nov 22, 2020
Maggie replied to Cathy Jernigan's discussion I’m bewildered
"Picture? It’s not uncommon for my girls to have some white discharge in early pregnancy. An udder developing at two months bred is a little ahead of schedule but I’ve had does start developing their udders at about 3 months so depending…"
Nov 21, 2020

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