Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Sophia A. Heimberg
  • 19, Female
  • Loomis, CA
  • United States
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Sophia A. Heimberg's Discussions

How to Wean a Very Attached Doeling?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Dec 6, 2014. 1 Reply

My 8 month old doeling (almost 9) is still nursing, even though i don't think she's getting anything. She even came into heat. She only nurses when she gets scared . I was just wondering how to wean…Continue

A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres Nov 17, 2014. 8 Replies

I have 2 goats, I had 4 but had to sell 2. Anyways, I was wondering what type of Sweetlix mineral I should get for my goats, and how much per day, free choice? They are both does, 1 is 2 years old,…Continue

Winter Weather is Coming

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trish Nov 3, 2014. 23 Replies

Last winter I didn't get a heat lamp and every morning I would go outside to feed and my goats would be huddled in a corner shivering. So I got a heat lamp from a friend. It got about 20 degrees from…Continue

Selenium Deficiency in Northern California

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 15, 2014. 7 Replies

I heard that where I live their is a Selenium deficiency. I heard this from  someone that has horses. I was just wondering if the commercial mineral I buy is enough, they seem to be healthy, I just…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion How to Wean a Very Attached Doeling?
"The only way to wean a kid is to separate them from the mother. And it can takes months of separation for it to work. However, you haven't mentioned any reason that she would have to be weaned. I don't wean doelings that I'm keeping.…"
Dec 6, 2014
Sophia A. Heimberg posted a discussion

How to Wean a Very Attached Doeling?

My 8 month old doeling (almost 9) is still nursing, even though i don't think she's getting anything. She even came into heat. She only nurses when she gets scared . I was just wondering how to wean her, she is very attached to her mother, they both scream when one goes around a corner. I sold her once and they brought her back because she was screaming so much.See More
Dec 6, 2014
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things
"Milkmaker is specific to goats in milk. I don't use it when I have goats in milk, but others here do. I believe that calcium is one of the minerals where too much of a good thing isn't a good thing applies, but Deb can be more helpful on…"
Nov 17, 2014
Judy H replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things
"Rachel, Why do you prefer to feed Sweetlix Meatmaker and not Sweetlix Caprine Magnum Milk mineral?  I am comparing the nutrient % for both.  Meat maker is higher in Calcium(7.5% vs 14%) and potassium (1.5% vs 0).  But Magnum milk has…"
Nov 16, 2014
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things
"Selenium paste (and other oral selenium supplements) go through the system pretty quickly. The up side to that, is that it is very hard to overdose them with paste or other edible supplements. The down side, is that paste would need to be given…"
Nov 16, 2014
Sophia A. Heimberg replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things
"Where I live, the soil is deficient in selenium. What should I do about this? I mean should I just get a pail of selenium, or is their something else that I can do. Is their a paste that will be best for my goats? "
Nov 16, 2014
Sophia A. Heimberg replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things
"Okay, that makes sense, Thank You."
Nov 16, 2014
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things
"I usually offer about a cup per goat to start, and then refill as needed. They tend to eat a lot to start out, until they get their levels right, and then consumption tapers off. You might find that you don't need to offer as much once they get…"
Nov 16, 2014
Sophia A. Heimberg replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things
"I hear that goats love the kelp, should I give them a certain amount to start and let it go empty or just give it to them free choice to begin with and keep filling it?"
Nov 16, 2014
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things
"Sweetlix Meatmaker in loose form is a good mineral for goats.  I also supplement copper with Copper Oxide Wire Particles. You can get them for goats through amazon. (COWP) I use an organic kelp from my local garden store. The only ingredient in…"
Nov 16, 2014
Sophia A. Heimberg posted a discussion

A Couple Questions about Minerals and Such Things

I have 2 goats, I had 4 but had to sell 2. Anyways, I was wondering what type of Sweetlix mineral I should get for my goats, and how much per day, free choice? They are both does, 1 is 2 years old, other is almost 8 months old. I plan on breeding the 2 year old, not sure about the other she is pretty small, and hasn't been growing much for the past couple months. If she does grow, I am gonna wait till November of 2015 to breed her. I was also wondering what the best kelp is to get, I saw the…See More
Nov 15, 2014
Trish replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Winter Weather is Coming
"Okay...  I found that purina Goat chow minerals have high copper amount and TSC has it.  The local feed stores charge outrageous prices.  That's why I don't go to them  LOL    Thanks Rachel"
Nov 3, 2014
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Winter Weather is Coming
"I live in Oregon, but Sweetlix is a pretty common mineral company. You might ask your local feed store if they can get it. I actually use a different mineral company, a local one. It's got even higher copper content than sweetlix. I don't…"
Nov 3, 2014
Trish replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Winter Weather is Coming
"Dumor goat block has 22.000 PPM copper and purina goat chow minerals has 18000.000PPM copper"
Nov 3, 2014
Trish replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Winter Weather is Coming
Nov 3, 2014
Trish replied to Sophia A. Heimberg's discussion Winter Weather is Coming
"Rachel where are you located?  I have never seen that product where I live and the shipping would probably not be worth getting them shipped?"
Nov 3, 2014

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At 10:17pm on February 5, 2013, Sandra Beatson said…
Thanks, Sophia. Happy to have found you guys!
At 9:10pm on January 21, 2013, Kolti Ishler said…

I enjoyed talking to you as well!! I really wish we lived closer...I dont know that many people that are 14 that raise goats!! Lol I also have a few other friends in California that I wish I could see more of!!

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Cherry Pits

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 4:06pm 2 Comments

Just thought i would share, my goat has been eating some cherries (and spitting out the pits). One time she didn't spit out the pit (keep in mind the pits were a little dirty when they spit them out) and about 24 hours later when she was chewing her cud a super clean pit fell out of her mouth, i thought it was hilarious and so did my parents. Just thought i would share that. :)

Goats in the Pool

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 1:42pm 1 Comment

It was over 110 here so I carried my goats in the pool and they didn't like it very much but I could tell they loved it afterwords when they were out and running around, but then they sat in the sun so they dried very quickly. 

 
 
 


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