Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Philip Hopkins's discussion Underdosed-what to do?
"I can't watch the videos as they both popped up as "Private." I really wish I could see them because a 2 is excellent, and a 3 is questionable and means you look at other symptoms. Just to clarify ... 1 is bright red and 5 is paper…"
13 hours ago
Tammy Gallagher replied to Philip Hopkins's discussion Underdosed-what to do?
"Hi Philip! I know that Deborah has back to back calls for most of the day, so I wanted to pop in here. I am sure y'all will cover all of this info in your chat too. A FAMACHA of 2 isn't typically treated, but certainly warrants watching if…"
16 hours ago
Philip Hopkins replied to Philip Hopkins's discussion Underdosed-what to do?
"Here is the link to the video of the FAMACHA scoring on You Tube. This is for my two does as we did not video the ones for the other three goats. They were all noticeably paler than Katie. I'll try to get a picture of them when we do it again…"
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Showing Goats with Ellen Dorsey

Have you ever thought about showing goats? We are talking to Ellen Dorsey of Dill's-A Little Goat Farm in Oklahoma, who has been raising and showing goats fo...
yesterday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Philip Hopkins's discussion Underdosed-what to do?
"Deworming really should be based upon symptoms rather than fecal egg counts, and I am very suspicious that something is not right if you think all three does need to be dewormed. Either there are some management problems or they don't really…"
Monday
Philip Hopkins posted a discussion

Underdosed-what to do?

My niece and nephew have three Nigerian dwarf does that kidded about five weeks ago, three sets of twins.  All the families appear to be doing well, but they treated them for worms based on a local veterinarians recommendation two weeks ago.Today, we did weights, fecal egg count, and FAMACHA scores on all three of the adults. There was very little or no decrease in the fecal egg count, and all three had FAMACHA scores of three or four. Although I have no records of the actual dosage used, I…See More
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Girls r now 4 months old and doing fantastic
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle posted a discussion

Microchipping goats

If you've ever thought about microchipping your goats, that is exactly what we talked about in yesterday's podcast episode:https://thriftyhomesteader.com/microchipping-goats/ If you prefer to read rather than listen, there is also a complete transcript of each episode.If you haven't discovered my podcast yet, we just did episode 52! Here's the podcast page from my website -- …See More
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Tammy Gallagher replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"Thank you so much for letting us know. What an unusual scenario! So very glad that it was a quick fix!"
Jul 15
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"Wow! How interesting! Thanks for the update! "
Jul 15
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"I have an answer! It is a prolapse of his prepuce. Just needed to be pushed in and lightly stitched. "
Jul 15
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"Yeah I was wondering about that too. I was wondering if this was a defect he could pass on too and thinking maybe I should wether him. I’ll see what the vet says. Thanks guys!"
Jul 15
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"The more I think about this the more I wonder if he will be able to breed a doe. I'd be interested to hear what a vet says about it. Let us know what you learn. "
Jul 14
Maggie replied to Maggie's discussion Penis sticks out of sheath
"I agree. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen. He pees normally and is the biggest of his siblings so I know he’s growing fine and continually. He certainly doesn’t seem to be affected by it but it just threw me off the first few…"
Jul 14
 

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Underdosed-what to do?

Started by Philip Hopkins in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 13 hours ago. 4 Replies

My niece and nephew have three Nigerian dwarf does that kidded about five weeks ago, three sets of twins.  All the families appear to be doing well, but they treated them for worms based on a local veterinarians recommendation two weeks ago.Today,…Continue

Microchipping goats

Started by Deborah Niemann-Boehle in Goats 101 on Thursday. 0 Replies

If you've ever thought about microchipping your goats, that is exactly what we talked about in yesterday's podcast episode:…Continue

Penis sticks out of sheath

Started by Maggie in Health. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Jul 15. 9 Replies

Have any of you ever seen this before? One of my bucklings frequently has his glans sticking out of his sheath. Not fully extending and not displaying any other breeding or peeing characteristics. It almost looks stuck sometimes but if touched he…Continue

no stand-no milk

Started by Jocelyne Bourque in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 14. 5 Replies

My almost 6year old doe kidded two weeks ago.  She wasn't well after kidding, but now she's better.  She has a single, healthy kid.  I had her and kid in a stall by themselves (still with easy contact with the other goats) while she wasn't well.  I…Continue

Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid

Started by Heather in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jun 10. 7 Replies

Hello! I have a doe due to kid in two days. I’ve spotted her son (a wether that lives with the herd) trying to sneak a quick nursing from her as her udder has been filling up. I stop it when I see it but I can’t be there all the time of course. I’ve…Continue

Polled questions

Started by Maggie in Goats 101. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher May 24. 4 Replies

I bought my first polled doe this year. I ended up getting her at 3 days old because the breeder lives really close to me and the mother rejected the kids. At 12 weeks she is starting to have these little bumps that feel like horn buds on a newborn.…Continue

Lice

Started by Jeffrey Wasserman in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 23. 11 Replies

My 5 week old doe kids have lice. The vet says they probably brought the lice with them from the breeder. He recommended Frontline dog spray. Against my better judgement I tried it on the kids where they were scratching. It seemed to help for a day…Continue

Doe turned aggressive

Started by Leslie Honcoop in Kidding. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher May 17. 4 Replies

Last year, I had to help my 4 year old ND doe (her first kidding) with a very large stuck baby. The kid was over 4 lbs, head first, but front legs back. So hard to get hold of to help, and it took so long the baby died. (No vets available as they…Continue

Recommendation needed on west to east shipper

Started by Judy H in Transportation. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 5. 3 Replies

I am looking to buy a buckling from Iowa and have it shipped to Massachusetts.  Does anyone have a recommendation on a shipper? Continue

New to this site:

Started by Jason in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 5. 5 Replies

Hello everyone, My name is Jason and I am new to this site. I recently purchased tree Nigerian Dwarfs and will be posting on here more, as the time goes by. I lost my buck because the “breeder” I bought him from basically lied to me, that he was…Continue

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Posted by kenneth spear on December 19, 2020 at 9:49am 0 Comments

 our girls are really getting big now, and showing . they will be due late March early April, we r so excited .  we wanted, to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.   will keep u all posted later, bout our girls

My ND goats

Posted by Julia M Willams on January 2, 2017 at 2:26pm 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I thought maybe you all might want to see some pictures of my goats. So here they are, I hope you enjoy them...

I'm glad they don't mind the snow, because we're sure getting a lot this year!…

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A Year (and a half) in Review

Posted by Naomi D'Andrea on December 11, 2016 at 9:29pm 3 Comments

Bought the kids July 2015. Bred Mira January, first travel and goat-sitters March, babies June, learned how to milk, sold babies August, started playing with chevre and cheddar, built cheese press, rigged a sort of cheese cave, expanded goat yard, added more play structures for the goats...

...and I keep putting off the eternal question from Willow, "Can I keep another doe next year?" I keep waiting for the proverbial bloom to fall. I waited to see if she'd get tired of the constant…

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Old Haunt Blog Announcement!

Posted by Old Haunt Farm on May 21, 2016 at 6:41am 2 Comments

Hi Folks!

I'm announcing my new (still being edited and added to, but published) farm website complete with blog! I wanted to put the blog link here, since it's about my recent (and first) kidding experience. I've gotten a TON of support here over the past few weeks, and I thought I'd share this story with you as a sort of thank you! I hope you enjoy it! Here's the link...…

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