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Teresa Seipel
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Hay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer on Thursday. 3 Replies

Hello all! I currently feed my goats timothy hay because my horses eat it. They like it but is there another, less expensive, hay that they would like just as much? I'm in Southern California and the…Continue

Laying down and panting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Winding River Farm (Bev) May 19, 2016. 2 Replies

Hi all! I have a Nigerian…Continue

I have a screamer!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Teresa Seipel May 22, 2014. 3 Replies

I don't know if anyone has any solutions for this, but I have one NGD that is a non-stop screamer. Not cute little bleats but full on loud and annoying screams. He is adorable and we love him but I…Continue

Doe and wethers - is this normal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres Dec 17, 2013. 3 Replies

A little background: Our first goat was a pygmy doe, a little older (not sure of exact age but over 5 less than 10) then we got another pygmy that was 3 months old, a wether, he is about a year and a…Continue

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Patty Meyer replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion Hay
"Correct about the alfalfa. :)"
Thursday
Teresa Seipel replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion Hay
"Thank you! We used to feed them orchard but they didn't seem to like it as much. They only have access to grass and browse on the weekends as they are in their pen when we aren't home so I will try orchard again, or maybe even bermuda.…"
Apr 6
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion Hay
"Wethers are extremely easy keepers. You can feed them the least expensive grass hay that you can find, assuming it is NOT moldy or brown. Moldy hay would make them sick, and brown hay could wind up causing vitamin A deficiency, although if…"
Apr 5
Teresa Seipel posted a discussion

Hay

Hello all! I currently feed my goats timothy hay because my horses eat it. They like it but is there another, less expensive, hay that they would like just as much? I'm in Southern California and the most readily available hays seem to be alfalfa, bermuda, orchard, and timothy. They get a little bit of alfalfa pellets in the morning and hay the rest of the time. On weekends they are loose on 3 acres to eat weeds, trees and whatever else they feel like eating :) I have 5 goats (4 Nigerian and 1…See More
Apr 5
Winding River Farm (Bev) replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion Laying down and panting
"There's a product called bloat guard.   A small bottle of a clear thick liquid.  Only had bloat once when I bought a new buck.  Vet used this on him and I have always kept some on hand since.  It worked quickly and only…"
May 19, 2016
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion Laying down and panting
"Nothing sounds terribly alarming. I'm glad you saw him pee. The left side is often bigger than the right because that's where the rumen is. If you press it is, and it stays depressed like cookie dough, that's normal. It just means the…"
May 16, 2016
Teresa Seipel posted a discussion

Laying down and panting

Hi all! I have a Nigerian that is a bit over one year old and he started acting weird this morning. He kept laying down and then every once in a while he would stretch out while laying down. We moved him from our 3 acres where we let them roam into their pen so we could keep a close eye on him. I kept watching him and he would…See More
May 15, 2016
Teresa Seipel replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion I have a screamer!
"No, he stayed with his mother until we picked him up. I HOPE he stops soon!! I have to wear my iPod with earphones blaring music when I am out there cleaning stalls so he doesn't drive me batty. I always tell him he is lucky we love him! ;)"
May 22, 2014
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion I have a screamer!
"Is he a bottle baby? "
May 22, 2014
Diane Kennedy replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion I have a screamer!
"Oh, I had a little buckling who yelled like that. He. Drove. Me. Crazy! For at least a year. I hated to go out and work in the garden because I thought he would pierce my eardrums. Then he suddenly stopped. His son did the same thing. Now he is…"
May 22, 2014
Teresa Seipel posted a discussion

I have a screamer!

I don't know if anyone has any solutions for this, but I have one NGD that is a non-stop screamer. Not cute little bleats but full on loud and annoying screams. He is adorable and we love him but I am extremely noise sensitive (thank you Fibromyalgia) and it is driving me nuts. The other three goats (one NGD, two pygmies) will occasionally bleat - and occasionally scream if we are out there and they want let out, but they are fairly quiet for the most part. The one I'm referring to doesn't care…See More
May 22, 2014
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion Doe and wethers - is this normal
"I haven't heard of many people that had good success with a single on the other side of the fence for more than a short while. They just don't seem to think being on the other side of the fence is fun. lol Being herd animals, they need…"
Dec 17, 2013
Teresa Seipel replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion Doe and wethers - is this normal
"Thanks for your quick response.   Okay, so just being right next to them (sharing the fence, which is chain link) would be too lonely. I will have to think about the pairing, I can't bear the thought of breaking up the boys, the one…"
Dec 17, 2013
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion Doe and wethers - is this normal
"I wouldn't separate her from everyone. If you need to separate, choose one of the more laid back boys to stay with her. Goats need at least one goat friend. :) Mounting is normal, even for wethers. Even though they are not producing…"
Dec 17, 2013
Teresa Seipel posted a discussion

Doe and wethers - is this normal

A little background: Our first goat was a pygmy doe, a little older (not sure of exact age but over 5 less than 10) then we got another pygmy that was 3 months old, a wether, he is about a year and a half now. In May of this year we added two more wethers that were 8 weeks old, NGDs. They are all in a big pen with two separate hay feeders. They head butt each other all the time, mostly playing but at feeding time they can get even more rough so that's why we put up the second feeder. They have…See More
Dec 17, 2013
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Teresa Seipel's discussion Lost and confused
"Most of what you describe sounds pretty normal, although I have never heard of a goat losing all of her hair in a few hours. When you say that your goat lost all her hair, do you mean every last hair on her whole body fell out? Or did she lose it in…"
Aug 16, 2013

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