Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Melissa Johnson
  • Female
  • Eugene, OR
  • United States
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Melissa Johnson's Discussions

Do does dry up regardless of being milked?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Jan 16. 2 Replies

my doe freshened in July with triplets.  She has given about 1 1/2 qts. +/-  through out.  I stopped milking her at night (purely my choice) - and she did drop in quantity, which was fine for my…Continue

Buck Service needed near Roseburg, OR

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Oct 14, 2014. 5 Replies

Anyone aware of buck service in or near Roseburg, OR? I am selling a doe and the buyer is looking for a smaller buck for her in a couple months. She is little over a year.Continue

Hip/pin bone dislocated?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer Jul 28, 2014. 10 Replies

Doe kidded 3 weeks ago, has slowly developed a limp and not wanting to put all her weight on that leg. affecting her eating. She had triplets one was born rump first - legs under (Frank breech?) the…Continue

Buck for sale (blue-eyed) - Willamette Valley, OR $175

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Johnson May 30, 2014. 6 Replies

The Wis'prn Romeo, ADGA registered 2 years old in March. Nice long bodied buck - proven.I have pics of his sire and sires sire - if anyone wants to see them. No pictures of his dam or dam's dam -…Continue

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Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Do does dry up regardless of being milked?
"thanks Patty - guess it is nature's way of  keeping things going. "
Jan 16
Patty Meyer replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Do does dry up regardless of being milked?
"They dry up at differing lengths of time.  Some first fresheners don't make it very long, and seem to start drying up after a few months.  Some does start out going gang busters, and seem to be big milk makers, but dry up faster than…"
Jan 15
Melissa Johnson replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Measuring milk by tablespoons!
"I feel quite accomplished - lol - that I can use the 2 qt. pail and milk with 2 hands - well, as long as they hold out, and I can tell by her body when she is ready to give me a bump with her back foot - then I know I have to hold the pail, milk…"
Jan 15
Melissa Johnson replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Measuring milk by tablespoons!
"speaking of videos - I found on youtube some time ago, a girl who has Nigerians.  She demonstrates how she milks on various goats that have different size teats/orifices etc.  I only wish I had teats to milk like this Nubian in the video…"
Jan 15
Melissa Johnson replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Measuring milk by tablespoons!
"Bravo Glenna!  well said.  I found that the first month of having the goat on the stand - was most challenging.  I never tried to milk before we were pushing 3-4 weeks, and let mom raise the kids, I do not bottle feed as a norm. …"
Jan 15
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Do does dry up regardless of being milked?

my doe freshened in July with triplets.  She has given about 1 1/2 qts. +/-  through out.  I stopped milking her at night (purely my choice) - and she did drop in quantity, which was fine for my supply.  Since heats on and off - she has lost interest in grain and is not a very focused eater.  She keeps looking out to see what she is missing from the stanchion.  I started giving her some Nutri Drench to increase her appetite - when she eats grain, she is picking out the bits she likes…See More
Jan 15
Melissa Johnson replied to Katharine Norton's discussion Measuring milk by tablespoons!
"wow - to my knowledge - you are milking way too soon.  FF with a single kid - I believe for the first 10 days you get colostrum, which is a thicker consistency and has all the immunities from Mom for baby.  I wouldn't even be trying…"
Jan 15
Melissa Johnson replied to David B.'s discussion Hello from Montana
"The Nigerians eat so much less than the standard size goats.  That being said, you can afford to feed orchard grass and alfalfa (when they are in milk) since they eat so much less.  Here in Eugene, OR there is a supplier that sells 120 lb.…"
Dec 26, 2014
Melissa Johnson replied to Jess's discussion New trimmers
"Those are the clippers I bought too - I dont show, but do like to clean up the ladies in the summer - and I do bathe them first.  These clippers are excellent.  I got a good price through Jeffers - at the time they were a few dollars off."
Dec 26, 2014
Melissa Johnson replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Milk brag!
"How and where did you have the milk tested in Salem? curious - I am in Eugene. "
Dec 26, 2014
Melissa Johnson replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Milk brag!
"I spotted this discussion before Christmas.  All I can say is I had been strictly making cheese, then moved on to yogurt and had not been drinking the milk, only to save for the two other products.  I tired of making cheese, lol - then…"
Dec 26, 2014
Melissa Johnson replied to Melissa Johnson's discussion Buck Service needed near Roseburg, OR
"speaking of mentors.... my bees took a dive. :( varroa mites plus robbed. :( just about all gone - lots of dead bees - no queen. just some survivors presently - they too will be gone soon."
Oct 14, 2014

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If you already have goats, what's your herd name?
Noahs Oak
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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!

At 2:50pm on February 3, 2013, Margaret Langley said…

ok, no longer confused. "Mature buck", yea now I know which one you mean. That is Quill! Isn't he something! And you would not believe the gorgeous kids he threw there for that farm. I still can't believe that they sold him to keep his GORGEOUS SON! I was suppose to get the son and they changed their minds (I literally cried and was heart broken)about selling. But, I was even happier when I got the dad instead, because I know when you find an animal you like you go to the father to get more like that. HAHA, now I have the daddy! He was only 13 months when I bought him and she had about 20 kids out of him. He had bred 4 of her does in one day and those 4 kidded on the same day with about 16 kids! I can't wait to see what he does here! Hope I get all those pretty moonspots he can throw! He is as sweet as he is beautiful. Wild as crap when I got him, but a real little loverboy now. Just plain rotten, is what he is!

 
 
 

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