Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Melissa Johnson
  • Female
  • Eugene, OR
  • United States
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Thin 7 yr old doe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Feb 13, 2018. 8 Replies

Doe that is thin.  I can feel readily her spine.  Her sides are fairly sunken in.  Unusually...I feed orchard grass. She has been wormed, fecal done, came back ok, did three b12 injections 3 days…Continue

Cream at lactation end

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julieanne Cook Jan 26, 2017. 6 Replies

6 month lactation for this doe. I'm drying her up and am milking once every day or day and half as needed. My last two milkings surprised me with the cream! Anyone else ever see this?I'm floored.…Continue

Tube feeding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Jul 19, 2016. 7 Replies

Have a baby that I have to tube feed. -(. It weighs 2 .2 lbs. fed it 1 1/2 ounce hour and half ago.Told that too much. Help. Weak, kid, no suck reflex, all day. Breech birth with hock bent against…Continue

Doe due in 3 weeks seeing some dried blood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Feb 11, 2016. 2 Replies

I have a doe due March 2 and I just separated her from the other does. She has a little dried blood on her vulva and when she peed it was a little pink, but that could have been the dried stuff being…Continue

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At 10:34am on June 4, 2015, Megan Green said…

Thanks for the help, Melissa. I'm treating the girls for lice. I'm actually in Alaska, and we still have lice issues even without heat and humidity. I just haven't had problems with any of my girls losing their fur because of lice, so I'm worried it's a deficiency issue. I gave them all a copper bolus and a bit of Bose, but am wondering if they need more zinc too. 

At 1:48am on February 7, 2013, Margaret Langley said…

BTW, meant to tell you that, I especially like Romeo's 8 month old pic. I think he looks pretty tuff in it too! He struck a really nice pose there. Love that deep Mahogany color especially with those eyes! I would love to get the color of that look in my herd one day!

At 7:44pm on February 4, 2013, Margaret Langley said…

Well, you may actually mean Oak, after all. He is on my profile pic! He is from Oldesouth farm! That was actually the first buck I found, but it took me longer to get him here. I bought him as a kid and he is not proven yet. He is 16 months now and has 4 wives, so hopefully soon he will have children. You couldn't ask for one to pose any better than he did in that pic. He really was strutin' his stuff wasn't he? He was just as beautiful, when I finally got to him in person too. Only now he is so black! You wouldn't believe how that hair has grown out all black looking! He is still really tiny and short! Hope he grows some more. Sure he will as he is not even a year and a half yet. But I certainly do not think he will ever go over size, that's for sure. He is as fat as a little pig. Looked pregnant when I got him and still does. Very easy keeper! A real sweetheart too!


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