Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

March 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Determined

Its the first day of spring and I have finished the milking. Misty has been blatting since I went into the goat area. When she jumps off the milk stand and I put her in her pen she rushes outside and wades through belly deep snow towards the buck's winter pen.  The bucks begin their vocalizing and I realize...no, I don't want a "through the fence" breeding. I catch her and lock the doors so she cannot get out. Poor girl she was really wanting a conjugal visit.…

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Added by Jan on March 20, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

first milking experience

This was my first time ever milking.  After watching many videos and reading about milking, I knew that it was not going to be easy.  For the first try we were able to get 1/2 cup of milk.... not successful at all.  Maybe next time we will get more?

Added by Eloisa Acevedo on March 19, 2013 at 3:34pm — 9 Comments

What? She IS pregnant after all? Silly Goat!

I have a doe on her first pregnancy.  Thought the rest of you would get a kick out of her little story.

 

Bought her in early Dec. and she was supposed to be bred.  She didn't come into heat, but then in mid Jan. she was acting like she was in heat.  Brought her back to breeder, and the bucks were interested, so we got the choosen boy back out, and he was willing but she wasn't.  It was done anyway.

 

Now, I've been looking at her.  This little goat, who would…

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Added by Marty on March 10, 2013 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Gone off his feed?

Tater a 3 year old buck has suddenly gone off of his feed.  He acts like he's feeling well and doesn't appear to be loosing weight.  However, for the last couple of days he just noses around his hay pellets and hasn't cleaned them up.  We've never used him to cover a doe.  He's been vaccinated and is in a pen by himself, but next to the herdsires. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Added by Kimberly Mondragon on March 7, 2013 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment


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