Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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We now have our Etsy store integrated with Facebook. Check it out and like and follow us! We are having to much fun!

Added by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on March 1, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Born Kids For Sale in 3-4 weeks

Hello, I have a small herd of 8 does.  They are all from Little Tots Estate in Georgia.  Their parents are having good records of showing…

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Added by Lake Sai Farm on February 3, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Goats!!

I've got my goats!!!! I'm posting this from my mobile device. Were on our way home right now. They're cute and funny and they've already won my hubby over - or at least the does have and he's open to liking the bucks eventually too! :D of course I'm already quite smitten! I'm super excited!!!
BTW do any do any of you ever feed orchard grass pellets? Just wondered if I could use it occasionally instead of hay?

Added by Myra Isaac on January 8, 2014 at 11:53pm — 12 Comments

Updated our website

http://www.riverdancefarm.com We have now integrated etsy for our store for easier navigation. Click on Etsy Store and there you will find not only handmade gifts from our farm but also from my friend Monica at Polka Dot World. We want to wish all of you happy holidays and hope everyone stays safe.

Added by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on December 11, 2013 at 3:05pm — 4 Comments

Introduction

Hi All!

After this group kept coming up in searches I finally joined and I'm excited to be a part of it! I currently have 2 ND does (1 senior and 1 FF), 1 ND wether and 3 ND kids (3 doelings and a buckling). All of them are from Castle Rock stock.

I also have a couple of grade pygmies and 3 pygmy/ND cross kids (2 doelings and 1 buckling) with more kids on the way any minute now. They were my first goats before I really knew anything about goats. We milk them as well as the…

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Added by Rachel Hoff on December 6, 2013 at 4:55pm — 3 Comments

Milking machine pros cobs

I just wanted some feed back on milking machines.
My husband wants to get me one for Christmas so
I will be ready next spring when my first kids are due.
Does anyone have any advise or suggestions on what
Brand or type would work best for the smaller goats?

Added by polly jackson on November 25, 2013 at 11:53am — 4 Comments

Goats have a cough!

Pickles and Oreo have this cough like they have something in their throat. It isn't all the time but a lot. Patches doesn't have it and I was just wondering if that is normal or not.

Kathy

Added by Kathy Fuller on September 10, 2013 at 7:41am — 6 Comments

buck transport

I am looking for transport of an adult NDG buck from Utah to Texas. Is anyone going that way with room?

Thanks,

Michael

Added by Michael Garwood on August 24, 2013 at 7:36pm — 2 Comments

Cherry Pits

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. :)

Added by Sophia A. Heimberg on August 4, 2013 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

Eyes look funny.

My little babies all have big round pupils instead of the little narrow oblong ones, should I bee worried. My husband and son think I'm being silly but I don't want them sick. Has anyone seen that before?

Added by Kathy Fuller on July 12, 2013 at 8:09pm — 2 Comments

Poor Zaffy

This morning I went out to the goat barn to let them out, and I found Hazel standing on a knocked over hay feeder, Mable where she usually is, but Zaffy was nowhere to be seen! After scanning the inside of the barn, though, I noticed a small muzzle poking out of the keyhole opening of the feeder.  Don't know how Zaffy got in the box, it being locked and all, but she did.  Probably slipped through the hole, but it would have been a tight squeeze, and since the box was on its side then she…

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Added by Becka Taylor on July 12, 2013 at 8:06am — 1 Comment

New store opened with gifts from our farm

We are so excited that we opened a new store featuring hand made gifts from the farm. It is still a work in progress as we are adding new items to the list all the time. If you would like to check it out its www.etsy.com/shop/riverdancefarm There is also a link on our website for the shop the gift store.

Added by Margie McCoy at River Dance Farm on July 8, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Goats in the Pool

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. 

Added by Sophia A. Heimberg on July 1, 2013 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Sore Mouth

Melissa,  thank you so much for your reply and recommendations.  We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel concerning the sore mouth saga.  What a learning experience. 

 

Added by Lindy Tate on June 25, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments

training LGD questions

I'm a newbie - we have had our first goats for one month: 3 kids who are now 3 months and 1 kid who is 7 months.  We have two GPyrs that we are training.  The young GPyr is a male 8months who spent the whole day with the goats yesterday, for the first time, and actually slept under the platforms that the goats play on-- he has been spending briefer time with them before that.  

But during the day, he developed worsening diarrhea, and last night vomited up what looks like the goats…

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Added by Izzy Kosice on June 6, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments

Bradford pear limbs and leaves

can my dwarf nigerian eat Bradford pear limbs and leaves?

Added by polly jackson on May 13, 2013 at 4:37pm — 2 Comments

what do you feed your Nigerians ?

I have just started my herd and I just wanted to hear from everyone on what you feed your herd.

I have dumor goat pellets and a few alfalfa pellets. I have just started to add a little purina goat chow too.

Added by polly jackson on May 10, 2013 at 11:09am — 8 Comments

Herd Reduction

*UPDATED* from my last post.



I have decided to retain one of the bucks for now, because there was no interest in him and I can still use him in my herd, whereas I cannot use the other at all and need to sell him the most.



So I still have one buck available. 



Wonderland Lord Licorice  is polled and very friendly. He is NDGA registered, dam tested negative for CAE. No CL or abscesses of any kind in my herd. I simply can't keep him because I have his dam,…

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Added by Rachel in Wonderland on April 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

Would you breed this time of year?

We have had our ND does since Sept., but only now have finally resolved issues with the past owner and are getting the registration papers for our girls!  So, is there any reason why we shouldn't start looking to breed them?  It would mean having the kids around Sept-Oct., which seems like a good time for New England--not too hot, not yet freezing cold.  What do you think?  Would it be harder to sell kids just before Winter?  Should we wait, or go for it?

Added by Julia agron on April 22, 2013 at 6:18pm — 5 Comments

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