Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Sally Knight
  • Stirling, Ontario
  • Canada
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Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sally Knight Apr 4. 9 Replies

We are moving our herd 1000 miles from Ontario to Nova Scotia. I have four does, one buck (one doe will have one of her kids with her and another doe will have all her kids with her)Our original plan…Continue

Vaccinating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sally Knight Mar 13. 2 Replies

Morning All,I have chosen this year to not vaccinate my herd but I have several people who are having kids and want the kids vaccinated with CDT.  What age and dosage can I do this for the kids?  I…Continue

Milking once a day..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 5, 2016. 4 Replies

HI everyone,Needing some advice with a First Freshner.I have sisters who kidded first time this year, both gave me twins which was lovely. One doeling has taken really well to milking her sister is a…Continue

What age to stop breeding?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sally Knight Sep 18, 2015. 2 Replies

My Elly will be 9 this coming January and we usually like to kid in March.  I have had some say make this her last year but then I have read a few things that 8 is a good age to stop at. Thoughts on…Continue

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Sally Knight replied to Sally Knight's discussion Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...
"Hi Judy, Thank you so much for this.  Knowing that the goats did great through the journey makes it all a little easier to get my head around! Our journey is much shorter than yours it is a total of 16 hours of driving which we are going to…"
Apr 4
Judy H replied to Sally Knight's discussion Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...
"Hi Sally, Donna is right  We did the trip 3 years ago from Northern CA to Western MA - 3000 miles - with our 4 does, 1 dog, 7 year old daughter, hubby and me.  It took everyone's cooperation and participation!  I looked in to a…"
Apr 4
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Apr 4
Sally Knight replied to Sally Knight's discussion Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...
"Thank you for this! We have a truck with cap but our two dogs will be in the back.  We have another friend who is doing the journey with us, with her truck with cap so I am going to divide the goats between the trailer and her truck and then I…"
Apr 3
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Sally Knight's discussion Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...
"I have a friend who raises alpacas, and they bought a cargo trailer and put a very small window on each side. I just checked their website to see if I could find a picture, and I couldn't, but the windows were really small. From memory,…"
Apr 3
Donna Peck replied to Sally Knight's discussion Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...
"Isn't that something! I just sent a friend request, remember- it will come up with pearcey in it- that's me. Can't wait to look at your goats on your business page! Please travel safely with the gang, and we'll have to meet…"
Apr 3
Sally Knight replied to Sally Knight's discussion Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...
"Donna, that is scary we are going to be on Highway 1 as well! lol! Would be great to be FB friends and to get together once we have arrived.  I am FB friend with Darlene so I will search through her friends to see if I can see you. This is me…"
Apr 3
Donna Peck replied to Sally Knight's discussion Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...
"Sally, no way! You'll be literally just down the road from us! We're in Upper Granville. On the #1 Hwy. We have a herd of 12 Nigerians, and are waiting for hopefully a new buckling by Darlene Elchuck's  J-Nels L…"
Apr 3
Sally Knight replied to Sally Knight's discussion Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...
"Hi Donna,  Thank you for this I will search for Judy H and look forward to reading all about it.  We will be located in Granville Centre.  So it would be great to be in touch especially with those who have Nigerians."
Apr 3
Donna Peck replied to Sally Knight's discussion Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...
"Hi Sally, I don't personally have any experience travelling goats long distance, however, I do recall reading about someone in this group who traveled their goats across the US. I think it was Judy H?? It was most interesting. Have you seen her…"
Apr 2
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Moving our herd - Need advice on converting a trailer for goats...

We are moving our herd 1000 miles from Ontario to Nova Scotia. I have four does, one buck (one doe will have one of her kids with her and another doe will have all her kids with her)Our original plan was to divide the goats between two trucks but one of our drivers has just decided not to do the trip and we have three weeks to find an alternative way.  I feel a little more relaxed reading the comments posted that doing long drives is fine for the goats and we will not be setting up temporary…See More
Apr 2
Sally Knight replied to Sally Knight's discussion Vaccinating
"Thank you Deborah."
Mar 13
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Sally Knight's discussion Vaccinating
"Most people recommend the first shot at 5-6 weeks of age with a booster about 4 weeks later. The date of the first shot varies a lot. However, the important thing is that a booster be given about 4 weeks later. The dose is whatever is on the bottle.…"
Mar 5
Sally Knight posted a discussion

Vaccinating

Morning All,I have chosen this year to not vaccinate my herd but I have several people who are having kids and want the kids vaccinated with CDT.  What age and dosage can I do this for the kids?  I for some reason have 2 and 6 weeks in my head and the normal dosage of 2cc but please correct me if I am wrong.Thank you all for your time with this.See More
Mar 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Sally Knight's discussion Milking once a day..
"Wow! I don't know why I never saw this when it was originally posted. How is it going now? If you don't strip out the last bit -- OR if you switch to once a day milking -- the results will both be reduced milk supply. I'm not sure why…"
Aug 5, 2016
Winding River Farm (Bev) replied to Sally Knight's discussion Milking once a day..
"I have a girl that doesn't want me to hand strip her.   When I hand strip I hardly get anything more so why bother.   My machine seems to get most of it and I just finish with that and dip her teats and forget the hand…"
Jul 19, 2016

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If you already have goats, what's your herd name?
Knotty Ash
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http://www.strattonsfarm.ca

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At 11:04am on September 3, 2010, Dianea Fay said…
Welcome to the group.
At 3:11pm on August 8, 2010, Elyse Nicholson said…
Welcome Sally! Love your profile pic!!

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At 11:16am on August 8, 2010, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Welcome to the group! Hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself in the "Introductions" forum and tell us a little about your goats or goat dreams.
 
 
 


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