Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

May 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Drying Up

I bought a doe in milk and have been milking at least twice a day. Every milking I have gotten no more than 1/2 cup. I am certain I empty her out. She was dry on one side when I got her.  Anyways I'm selling her as a pet to a petting zoo. They don't want to milk her. I wanted to know if it would be ok just to stop milking her alltogether?  And also when I stop milking does she need grain? And do I change her feed from alfalfa?  I looking forward to making a better purchase soon. You learn…

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Added by Trisha Lawver on May 26, 2012 at 5:08pm — 2 Comments

They have come home!

After a 360 mile round trip we are home with my new kids. Two bucklings and a doeling. Yuki above, Finnegan,next, and Guiseppe at the bottom.…

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Added by Jan on May 26, 2012 at 4:29pm — 2 Comments

Waiting

I am still waiting for my Westie to kid. She is very uncomfortable.

Added by Jan on May 12, 2012 at 7:26am — 3 Comments

Follow up for Glenda

So Glenda asked how it was going... It's been slow going... but at about 3 weeks in Things suddenly got better. She still takes her time walking to the stand, but there is no dragging or fighting. She hops on the stand and eats while being milked... for several weeks she'd eat just a mouthful or two and then stand stiff and angry, eating when the milking was done and hoping off the stand as soon as you opened her stand.

She loves attention, but likes it on her terms. She…

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Added by Claudette E Griffith on May 6, 2012 at 11:58am — 1 Comment


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