Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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My odd doe Thia gave birth for her first time on June 20th. I have also posted the video of her with the buck 143 days earlier.
http://nigeriandwarfgoats.ning.com/video/thia-s-first-breeding

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Comment by Melinda Pepper on April 2, 2016 at 3:50pm

That was hard to watch and beautiful at the same time. Thanks so much for sharing! Beautiful babies. 

Comment by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on September 16, 2014 at 5:08pm

Great video! Classic first freshener! I always feel so sorry for them when they're screaming like that. They just have no idea what's happening to them. Most are not nearly as loud the second time around.

Comment by Cherissa Woudenberg on September 15, 2014 at 10:31pm

I'll Just have to hope that next year I get all girls otherwise, I might there's something missing on the first girl I see born ;).

Comment by Sarah Boussuge on September 12, 2014 at 4:06pm

That's just not fair!!! I told my doe that she owes big time. I told her that to repay me for the three boys, she needed to have triplet or quad girls this year!! Don't know if that will happen!! LOL 

Comment by Cherissa Woudenberg on September 12, 2014 at 3:54pm

Yeah, I know how you feel. My friend got her first buck last year and we were breeding our does to him. She got ALL GIRLS and I got ALL BOYS!!! XD lol

Comment by Sarah Boussuge on September 11, 2014 at 4:03pm

Beautiful little guys!! One of my does had triplet bucks!! I loved them to death but I wanted three girls!! LOL

Comment by Cherissa Woudenberg on August 20, 2014 at 3:32pm

Yes I have read that too! Interestingly I used the same diet on both my does when they were pregnant I got two very different(almost opposite) labors and deliveries. Both does got oat mix hay, alfalfa pellets, and Molly's herbals pregnancy tonic. My first doe , Falene had a very easy(and quiet) labor and delivery, and gave birth to her two sons(3.2lbs and 2.8lbs) within SECONDS! of each other and even though it was her first time she took to motherhood like she had done it 100 times before. Thia, on the other hand, had a very long labor... and well... the video tells the rest.  About 18 days before Thia delivered she started to get a bit underweight. So I did increase her ration than, but that's almost two weeks.   

Comment by Julia @Woody Glen Farm on August 20, 2014 at 7:09am

I've read in multiple places (including on this site) that Nigerian Dwarf pregnant does should not have grain up to 2 weeks before they deliver (then start slow) so the kids don't grow too big and become a serious problem in delivery. 

Comment by Cherissa Woudenberg on August 19, 2014 at 7:06pm

Thank you :D! Yeah I'm so glad she gave birth on the early side otherwise she may have had more trouble. I didn't even know Nigerians could have such big babies.

Comment by Julia @Woody Glen Farm on August 19, 2014 at 3:57pm

Great video! Thanks for sharing! When the first buckling's head came out I was like "whoa! That's a big head!"


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