Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Rachel Payne
  • Female
  • Atoka, TN
  • United States
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Rachel Payne's Discussions

Who is getting ready for kidding season?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Winding River Farm (Bev) Feb 18, 2016. 16 Replies

It's been a while since I've been on here, so I thought I'd stop by to say "hi!" and catch up. :)So, roll call? When does your kidding season start and how many does are you expecting to deliver? Do…Continue

Early Abortion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Aug 11, 2015. 20 Replies

This kidding season is the worst I've experienced so far. The latest blow is one of my favorite does having an early abortion. She was only about two months along. I noticed last night she has blood…Continue

Parasite Life Cycles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 12, 2015. 1 Reply

I'm wondering if anyone here can clear up a question I have about internal parasites. I understand that part of the life cycle is releasing eggs, which then hatch, and eventually reinfect the goats…Continue

Tags: deworming, worms, parasites

Yogurt Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenna Rose Apr 30, 2015. 14 Replies

I've tried -- and failed -- to make yogurt twice. The first time I used a raw, active yogurt, heated milk to 110 degrees, and incubated in a warm oven. That time the flavor was pretty normal, a…Continue

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Tiramar Farms

Hi everyone! Tiramar Farms is a small diversified homestead in rural Tennessee. I've owned Nigerian Dwarf goats since December 2008. I also have cows, pigs, chickens, and too many dogs. I raise goats primarily for milk production. 

You can find more about my goats at and read my blog at .

Thanks for stopping by! 

- Rachel

"The lambs will be for your clothing, and the goats will bring the price of a field, and there will be goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and sustenance for your maidens." - Proverbs 27:26-27

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Rachel Payne replied to Maggie's discussion Size differences
"She may be a later bloomer since she's only two; some lines develop a little more slowly than others. She doesn't look too tiny in the pictures, from what I can tell. Have you weighed by chance? They often weigh more than they look/feel…"
Mar 8
Rachel Payne replied to Joanna Phalen's discussion Doe with rectal prolapse
"I'm sorry, that has to be a frustrating situation. Are there any vet colleges nearby? I would try to find a good vet school, especially if you can find one with a small ruminant specialist, and take her in. In the mean time, reducing the…"
Mar 8
Rachel Payne replied to Maggie's discussion Size differences
"I wouldn't breed a 25 lb doe at all to any size buck. 25 lbs is really small for an adult doe. The minimum weight a doe should be at breeding is 40 lbs. 14" is also really short. Nigerians should be 17" minimum. Ideal is about…"
Feb 26
Rachel Payne replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Congrats on your new does!  The site you're looking for is There you can search pedigrees and production history, etc. is the regular, main site with forms, member services, etc.  Being a member will save…"
Feb 18
Rachel Payne replied to Maggie's discussion Bleeding goat
"Do you have a picture? That would be helpful.  If it's coming from her vulva I would suspect a miscarriage, if it's at all possible she might have been accidentally bred. (Buck got out, fence breeding, etc?) If it's coming from…"
Feb 1
Rachel Payne replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Doe lets her brother nurse
"I was just going to suggest separating and using the kids as buddies. :) "
Jan 13
Rachel Payne replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Doe lets her brother nurse
"I would personally separate them, but since they're your only two goats that complicates things. Do you still have her kids?  I've never used a goat "bra," but it might be worth a shot. I would worry about it getting hung or…"
Jan 7
Rachel Payne replied to Ruben Castellanos's discussion Please help us out - Nigerian Dwarf Goats overweight !
"In terms of registration, you will be better off price wise to sell them with their papers. Unregistered goats go for much lower prices and there is not as high of a demand. As for weight loss, I would personally stop feeding grain, if you are…"
Jan 7
Rachel Payne replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Reference Book Recommendations
"Do you have a link to this study, or the name/journal I could find it under? "
Dec 24, 2017
Rachel Payne replied to Deb Blake-Satchel's discussion Buck with the herd
"It's really not safe for them to be tethered without supervision. It leaves them vulnerable to getting tangled or attacked by dogs or other predators.  As a suggestion, you can usually find used chain link dog kennels pretty cheap on…"
Dec 22, 2017
Rachel Payne replied to Angela lesh's discussion Miscarriage of triplets five weeks early
"I had a doe a couple of years ago who aborted and the screening from WADDL showed toxo. It wasn't from a kitten, but a young adult barn cat. Our main barn has a dirt floor, and although I never saw him using the bathroom in where the goat…"
Dec 21, 2017
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At 1:15pm on September 11, 2010, Elyse Nicholson said…
Same here - classes starting and all. Have a few 12wk courses that have yet to start. Just a few more weeks before I'm a full time student! AHHH!! There goes my free time!!! :)
At 9:51pm on September 5, 2010, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Congrats on the metal milk stand. I don't even have one of those. I'm jealous!
At 2:58pm on September 5, 2010, Elyse Nicholson said…
Good, just busy with college work as usual! You?
At 8:52am on September 3, 2010, Elyse Nicholson said…
Happy Birthday Rachel!!!
At 11:08pm on September 2, 2010, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Happy birthday! Hope you have a great one!
At 9:21pm on March 20, 2010, Elyse Nicholson said…
If they do, post some pics for sure!!! :)
At 7:09pm on March 20, 2010, Elyse Nicholson said…
Yes, let's go with the band thing! Before you know it all of the goats will be doing it! She's just starting a new trend is all! LOL
At 5:28pm on March 20, 2010, Elyse Nicholson said…
Goat do the strangest things, but getting pink on her head...interesting.....blood?
At 9:03am on March 16, 2010, Dianea Fay said…
Thnak you. I enjoy looking at all the photos so when I was looking at yours I kept thinking they look a lot like mine. I hope you enjoy them like we do.
At 9:43pm on March 15, 2010, Dianea Fay said…
Welcome to the group

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