Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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April 2015 Blog Posts (8)

7 week old agouti pygmys

they are 7 weeks old today

Added by Dion Walters on April 28, 2015 at 12:40am — No Comments

Feeding Kids

We have 2 kid bucks. Trouble is 15 days old and lost his mama at 4 days old. He takes his bottle well. Little Bit is 10 days old and fights the bottle. We use a syringe for the most part. He bites at it rather than sucks. We have tried different nipples, different milk, and dipped it in honey/molasses. He is a hand full at feeding time. Any suggestions?

Added by Laura Nicklas on April 26, 2015 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Building a Goat Maze to maxamize Browse on one acre

Am interested in developing a Permaculture version of raising Nigerian Dwarfs for my own use not a business............ I am on Face Book as Permaculture for Georgia........ I like to call my Effort The Goat Maze Home of the Amazing Goats.My effort is 10 does one billy and babies only once a year........ My Goat Maze is on one acre , the pens are set up with 10 plastic tote houses in the center with browsing sections that look like a orange cut…
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Added by Paul Badon on April 25, 2015 at 7:40pm — 1 Comment

how old to breed

what is right age for a buck to start breeding. i have a lamancha x nubian doe 140-150lbs and 15 months old.

i was told i only needed to wait 4 months for a healthy,potent buck. should i wait longer ?

i also read bucks…

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Added by Dion Walters on April 23, 2015 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

Morning time with the animals

After taking the children to school I went to the farm. It is a very peacefull way to start off the work day. As you can see it is on the river bank and floods so for a month or so a year I have to move everyone to another place. That is why I chose to make my chicken coop on a trailer. Lock them up at night and move in the mornings when needed. Now I have some ducklings that I have added. This morning there was a pilliated woodpecker and what I call sapsuckers pecking away while I was…

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Added by James Tinker on April 23, 2015 at 10:52am — No Comments

Spring

It is SOO fun to watch Juniper and Pokey enjoying spring's bounty. After a long winter with no browse other than the occasional pine needles, they are loving all the juicy new green leaves and grass. And they're bigger this year so they've figured out how to get up on the taller shrubs/saplings and make them more accessible. Clever little caprines!

I wish I could decide for sure whether or not Juni is pregnant. Sometimes I think so and sometimes I don't. Her teats are really…

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Added by Julieanne Cook on April 22, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Started a Herd

After 4 years of reading and learning I started my herd with 2 bucklings one to be a wether and a doeling. I opted to not go registered but did purchase from milking herds.

Here is my doeling that is from a heard in NE Arkansas, this is Yolanda and her parents

The boys, from Central Arkansas

This is Patches, a soon to be…

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Added by James Tinker on April 19, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Yay! Hay!

I finally found some really good hay today. I've been having a heck of a time finding decent hay at a fair price. But I found a family that raises Nubians and grows their own custom hay. Not only that, but they were really nice people who were ok with me buying a smaller amount. They also said that they'd be happy to be my hay supplier going forward. What a relief!

Juniper and Pokey came to blows today over their treat of peanuts. I get so worried when he head-butts her on her…

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Added by Julieanne Cook on April 2, 2015 at 8:21pm — No Comments


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