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Pamela Adkins posted a discussion

A strange bad year

Hello all,I just had the worst weird kidding season. I bred 3 of my does for late summer early fall so far so good there I breed them for that because our winters are terrible at this elevation, now here is the weird part Maddie had a single buckling where she usually has three but no big deal there, next up was Rose my best girl with an udder that rivals a full size alpine, she normally has twin bucklings with no trouble this time she had a huge doeling, good grief she managed it but it was…See More
yesterday
Lil replied to Lil's discussion Should I take my goats when/if I move?
"Thank you for responding, Glenna. I am definitely very attached to my goats. I'm leaning towards taking them, provided that we can find a property that has a setup."
Tuesday
Lil replied to Lil's discussion Should I take my goats when/if I move?
"Thanks for your response, Deborah. I will certainly take into account the issue of parasites. "
Tuesday
Glenna Rose replied to Lil's discussion Should I take my goats when/if I move?
"If it were me, I would definitely take them.  It will take some planning which would also included taking a month's supply of hay with you so the transition to the local hay can be made slowly to reduce stress on their systems.I have much…"
Tuesday
Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Near forest fires and/or smoke?
"Thank you, Naomi, for all of us.  For us personally (my goats and me), it is likely behind us.  We finally got rain early Friday morning, along with a lightening storm.  It didn't clear the air as much as one would expect that…"
Sunday
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Sunday
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Near forest fires and/or smoke?
"Glenna, I just read what you replied. Have you gotten rain yet? Any relief in your area? I'm so sorry. It's heartbreaking to have animals depending on you and looking to you for help, when you can do nothing. How are they doing?"
Sunday
Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Evacuation Information
"You are welcome.  I was not certain of which "section" to post it but thought in the wrong place was better than not at all.Deep gratitude is mine that I am not one of those who needs to evacuate and likely won't ever be.…"
Sep 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Lil's discussion Should I take my goats when/if I move?
"I have never moved with goats, but people who show their goats take them all over the country. People who show at the national ADGA show, for example, may drive 3000 miles for a goat show. And I know people who do big circuits of shows where they…"
Sep 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Lil's discussion Which pregnancy test should I use?
"Let us know if you use the P-test and what you think. Even though I've had mine for a few years, the expiration date is 7/21, so I still have time to try them. I need to make a solid effort to get out there with a stack of dixie cups this fall…"
Sep 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Evacuation Information
"Thanks so much for sharing that info! Here is another organization that works to help evacuate livestock: https://www.halterproject.org/"
Sep 16
Lil posted a discussion

Should I take my goats when/if I move?

My family has been considering moving for awhile. We currently live in AZ and are looking at moving to Alabama. Nothing is set in stone, however I need to start considering what I'll do with my goats if we  do move. On one hand, I am very attached to my goats and would hate to leave them, but on the other hand, I'm not sure if it's really practical to move goats that far.Has anyone here ever moved that distance with goats? Pros and cons? I need to decide if it's really worth it or not. I just…See More
Sep 16
Lil replied to Lil's discussion Which pregnancy test should I use?
"Okay. Thanks for the response! I'll have to think about it a little more before I decide."
Sep 16
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Sep 16
Glenna Rose posted a discussion

Evacuation Information

We never know when we might need to evacuate our animals and something we rarely think about.  This farm very generous offered good information. It is worth printing and keeping with your goat books.…See More
Sep 15
Glenna Rose replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Near forest fires and/or smoke?
"Thank you.  There are thousands who need good thoughts and prayer.As you can imagine, our air index is quite high - it has been in the hazardous zone for days.  It varies a lot from location to location.  For instance, my son lives…"
Sep 15
Naomi D'Andrea replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Near forest fires and/or smoke?
"I've been thinking about you, Glenna--and all the West coast folks with their kids! My heart is breaking for the land and lives."
Sep 14
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Sep 14
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Near forest fires and/or smoke?
"Interesting! I'd love to hear if others are experiencing the same thing!"
Sep 14
Glenna Rose posted a discussion

Near forest fires and/or smoke?

For those living near the forest fires and smoke:Baking soda: I don't know if this is smoke-related but am posting it just in case it is.My goat feeder with baking soda in it has never been below a third full - today it was empty, like licked off the sides empty.Please check yours in case the goats are consuming more to deal with the toxins in the smoke.See More
Sep 13
 

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A strange bad year

Started by Pamela Adkins in Kidding yesterday. 0 Replies

Hello all,I just had the worst weird kidding season. I bred 3 of my does for late summer early fall so far so good there I breed them for that because our winters are terrible at this elevation, now here is the weird part Maddie had a single…Continue

Should I take my goats when/if I move?

Started by Lil in Transportation. Last reply by Lil on Tuesday. 4 Replies

My family has been considering moving for awhile. We currently live in AZ and are looking at moving to Alabama. Nothing is set in stone, however I need to start considering what I'll do with my goats if we  do move. On one hand, I am very attached…Continue

Near forest fires and/or smoke?

Started by Glenna Rose in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose on Sunday. 5 Replies

For those living near the forest fires and smoke:Baking soda: I don't know if this is smoke-related but am posting it just in case it is.My goat feeder with baking soda in it has never been below a third full - today it was empty, like licked off…Continue

Evacuation Information

Started by Glenna Rose in Introductions. Last reply by Glenna Rose Sep 16. 2 Replies

We never know when we might need to evacuate our animals and something we rarely think about.  This farm very generous offered good information. It is worth printing and keeping with your goat books.…Continue

Which pregnancy test should I use?

Started by Lil in Breeding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 16. 3 Replies

Which pregnancy test is better... the blood test or the P-Test? I want to use the P-Test, but I want to know which test is more accurate.So, has anyone used the P-Test? If so, was it better/worse/the same as the Biopryn blood test?Continue

Overdue. Should I be doing something?

Started by Heather L in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 5. 18 Replies

My first freshener who was due a week ago at this point still doesn’t look close. She is soft in the udder area but doesn’t have a bag yet and has slightly larger teats. I was able to squeeze milk out and her ligaments seem a bit softer than usual…Continue

Listeria

Started by Maggie in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 30. 5 Replies

I just moved from California to Virginia. I’ve only been here a month and yesterday I lost a buck to listeriosis and another one is ill but receiving treatment. Whether it was climate or something else I’m not sure but in the 6 years I’ve owned…Continue

Kids with big bellies

Started by GINGER K BRAUN in Health. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 23. 17 Replies

I have 3 or 4 kids I purchased that have the round bellies like a watermelon. Fecals are clean. I don't want them to be smaller than normal. What can I do to correct this?The buckling is 6 months old and the doelings are 4-6 months. Im in Texas so…Continue

Mesh Hay Feeder

Started by Naomi D'Andrea in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 21. 6 Replies

Does anyone have experience using a mesh hay feeder for their goats?I'd appreciate feedback on waste reduction, size of holes in feeder, and unintended consequences (goats injured or stuck). Also usability--how annoying is it to load? How…Continue

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LGD questions.

Started by Lil in Goats 101. Last reply by Winding River Farm (Bev) Aug 21. 6 Replies

I've been thinking a lot about getting a livestock guardian dog, and I'd really like to. I currently have just two doelings that live in a nice big pen, with a little barn. Right now I'm locking them in the barn at night (for about 8-9 hours) and…Continue

Blog Posts

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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When can goat kids go out on pasture?

Posted by Sophie on May 20, 2016 at 4:28pm 1 Comment

Hey! I have a question for anyone who'd be kind enough to answer! :) I'm new to goat, we just got 3 NG last week. One 7 year old milking doe, a 15 week old and a 8 week old doeling. When can the babies start going out to pasture? (we have a very safe and "kid" proof pasture) They haven't been in the pasture yet so I'm thinking I have to work them up to it like horses? How would I exactly do that? Also, the doe hasn't been in the pasture for a week but that's fine to put her in it all day…

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