Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Melissa Senesac
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  • Johnson, VT
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Possibly bred doelings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 5, 2011. 2 Replies

A friend of mine is buying a couple doelings that were left with their brothers (intact).  They're something like three months old now and I mentioned to her that it is possible that they could be…Continue

Disbudding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 18, 2016. 9 Replies

Hey folks So my doe, Chutney is due to kid next month and I'm going to need to get myself a disbudding iron.  Back in the day I disbudded calves at the University of Connecticut so I'm familiar with…Continue

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Shedding...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gullringstorpgoatgal Mar 14, 2011. 6 Replies

My doe has started really shedding lately and I'm concerned it might be some sort of mineral deficiency.  The weather was relatively warm for the past few weeks so I thought maybe it was just because…Continue

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Copper

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Nilsen Nov 4. 88 Replies

Ok. So my doe is definitely fading a bit. She is normally a rich light-red color but she's getting to be more blonde lately. I need to get her some copper but I'm not sure exactly how to go about it.…Continue

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Lisa Nilsen replied to Melissa Senesac's discussion Copper
"Looking forward to learning more!"
Nov 4
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Melissa Senesac's discussion Copper
"Normally if you get a lot of rain that's bad for your goats getting worms, but if they are not eating off the ground, then they'll be fine. It's when they are eating short grass down to the dirt that they pick up larvae from the worm…"
Nov 2
Lisa Nilsen replied to Melissa Senesac's discussion Copper
"I do have the opposite circumstances, we have a whole island to browse, or harvest browse for them, but we don't have pasture at all.  It's muskeg/bog/forest/beach.  Their are some unique challenges to keeping livestock in a…"
Nov 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Melissa Senesac's discussion Copper
"I'm confused about what mineral they are getting now. I'm not familiar with any kelp sold by Sweetlix. Kelp is great for iodine, but not much else. Although it has a lot of different minerals, they are at level so low that they…"
Nov 2
Lisa Nilsen replied to Melissa Senesac's discussion Copper
"We have rain water only, we rarely have to supplement with city water.  We've been on rainwater since the goats arrived. I had a loose kelp mineral (SweetLix) I've not replaced it yet; the SweetLix MeatMaker 16:8, recommended in your…"
Nov 1
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Melissa Senesac's discussion Copper
"Kids can change color quite a bit in the first year. Many that are chocolate as adults were actually born black. Chocolate is very different than the rusty, copper-deficient color. Some that are born as buckskins can wind up getting darker as they…"
Nov 1
Lisa Nilsen replied to Melissa Senesac's discussion Copper
"Today I noticed the hides on our 8 month old does is going from brown TO black.  We got them as rescues when they were four months old.  In their 6 week old photos they were brown/white/black.  When we got them they were…"
Nov 1

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At 5:32pm on October 22, 2011, Elyse Nicholson said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELISSA!! :)

-WG4

At 3:36pm on October 22, 2010, Elyse Nicholson said…
Happy Birthday!!!!!! :)
At 9:27pm on October 21, 2010, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Happy birthday! Hope you have a great one!
At 12:08pm on April 27, 2010, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Congrats on the upcoming kids! If Chutney is really huge, it's because she's carrying lots of kids, not that she'll kid early. Goats are extremely prompt about giving birth between 145 and 150 days. A couple might go by 143, that's about as early as they get unless there is a problem.
At 8:48am on October 27, 2009, Donna M Rasmussen gave Melissa Senesac a gift
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Doesn't this look like Murray?
At 8:47am on October 27, 2009, Donna M Rasmussen said…
yeah no kidding! YIKES! I wonder just HOW big they'll get! hmmm I might need to save some $$$ to add on to my barn...:o)
At 8:10am on October 23, 2009, Donna M Rasmussen said…
yeah just like me! what do you want to know? LOL
At 7:20am on October 23, 2009, Donna M Rasmussen said…
LOL I Just happened to check out the page yesterday..LOL it is a handy spot!!!
Because I LOVE MY baby goats! :)
At 4:56pm on September 30, 2009, Donna M Rasmussen said…
no really now we have the blog network, facebook, msn and the goat channel? ha ha are we REALLY supposed to get snow tonight?
Hey when is my vet coming up again? :)
At 2:15pm on September 30, 2009, Elyse Nicholson said…
Thanks! When I first started, I couldn't see how anyone would WANT to go to colleg,e but now I am actually enjoying it! Next week I have my last speech - Inspirational!
 
 
 

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