Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Recommendation needed on west to east shipper
"Delta and American Airlines are the two main animal shippers. Here is what I have on my website about shipping by air: https://nigeriandwarfdairygoats.com/forsale/"
May 5
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Recommendation needed on west to east shipper
"Who do I call?  I am assuming there are specialized shippers?  Or is this something that I just call Fed Ex or UPS? "
May 5
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jason's discussion New to this site:
"Welcome to the group! I'm so sorry to hear about your experience with the buckling. Stories like that are unfortunately way too common. I've lost track of the number of people who've contacted me with kids on the verge of death…"
May 5
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Recommendation needed on west to east shipper
"We fly goats wherever they need to go. I had a buck flown to Illinois from as far away as Alaska. And I've personally shipped goats all over the US. It's very safe. In fact, they take so many precautions, it kind of drives you crazy as a…"
May 5
Judy H posted a discussion

Recommendation needed on west to east shipper

I am looking to buy a buckling from Iowa and have it shipped to Massachusetts.  Does anyone have a recommendation on a shipper? See More
May 5
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jason's discussion New to this site:
"Good morning Jason, Are you talking about the ThriftyHomesteading Facebook Group? I do not see a member request for you there."
May 5
Jason replied to Jason's discussion New to this site:
"Also, I’m signed up for thrifty homestead too. Just not sure I have been approved yet, they seam to take a long time to approve people."
May 4
Jason replied to Jason's discussion New to this site:
"Thanks, at this time I have way too much to read, lol. I got on several sites and am now overwhelmed, but thanks. Will let you know if anything comes up."
May 4
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jason's discussion New to this site:
"Hi Jason and Welcome to the site! So sorry to hear about your buckling. I thought I would share this excellent gathering of material that Deborah has put together for new goat owners. It is FULL of all kinds of wonderful…"
May 4
Jason posted a discussion

New to this site:

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 properly weaned, but all the other Guru’s I have spoken to agreed he hadn't been. He was basically yanked off the bottle in order to make a quick sale, here in Florida. Please be careful buying from a lady here, if you’re in Florida, who insists upon…See More
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Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Haha...Thanks Deborah."
Apr 26
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"I'm glad to know it was a normal castration band and that he's doing well. It's been more than 10 years since we stopped banding, so I guess I'd forgotten how long it can take for them to fall off.  Okay ... funny banding…"
Apr 26
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Hi Tammy and Deborah,    This morning when I took them their water and to check on them, I found the little guy had separated from his scrotum. So, somehow, at some point in the night, I guess it detached and he seems fine today. I am very…"
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Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Oh No! It sounds like they may have used a band that was too big? Where you able to see what color the band is? The scrotum and testicles should be shriveled and hard, like mummified, by now I would think."
Apr 25
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Hi Tammy and Deborah,    The little guy still seems perky but it looks as if the band has slid down a little ways from where his scrotum attaches to his abdomen and the scrotum still looks like it has some life in it. I don't like the…"
Apr 25
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Please keep us updated. Interested to know how things progress."
Apr 25
 

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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

Wether Bleeding from Band

Started by Ann Bodling in Health. Last reply by Ann Bodling Apr 26. 11 Replies

Hi Everyone,  One of my 13 week old wethers has started bleeding from the banded area. He was banded before we brought him home, close to 4 weeks ago. Before I do anything else, I wanted to ask what to do. He isn't dripping blood but some has…Continue

Possible parasite?

Started by Jonathan Pearce in Goats 101. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Apr 17. 5 Replies

I am new to raising goats and have 3 kids ranging from 10-14 weeks. I usually refill the hay trough about 3 times per day. I have noticed that their bellies are looking really big and when they see me reach for the pitch fork they come running (they…Continue

Weak kid

Started by Maggie in Kidding. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Apr 17. 4 Replies

I have a kid who was born yesterday and I’m trying to determine if she is just tiny and weak or if there is something else going on like a selenium issue or other problem. Her front legs are perfectly strong and normal but her back legs are very…Continue

Early/premature labor

Started by Maggie in Kidding. Last reply by Maggie Apr 16. 23 Replies

How early is too early for a goat to go into labor? What is the earliest that a doe can safely kid? Continue

Kids and Minerals

Started by Ann Bodling in Goats 101. Last reply by Leslie Carion Apr 16. 8 Replies

Hi all,  At what age do most kids normally begin licking from the free choice mineral feeders?  Mine 4 wethers are about 10 weeks old and I brought them home from the breeder two days ago. They are on Kalmbach medicated meat goat feed and free…Continue

Intro and itchy/mites question

Started by Leslie Carion in Health. Last reply by Leslie Carion Apr 10. 27 Replies

Hi, my name is Leslie and I'm new to the site. I have 3 wethers (triplet brothers all arrived together in June 2020) just about to turn one year old. I have my first question regarding significant itching and stomping of feet and possible mites. I…Continue

Copper? Zinc? Selenium?

Started by Maggie in Health. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Apr 9. 24 Replies

I’m seeing symptoms in my goats that I believe to be mineral related. However I’m not sure which mineral(s) if it is indeed a mineral issue. Hair loss on body usually sides or spine. No hair loss on face or tail. Flakey, white skin patches. Rear leg…Continue

Feeding 12 week old wethers

Started by Ann Bodling in Goats 101. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Apr 9. 6 Replies

Hi Friends,  A feeding question...the 4 wethers came last week and took to the hay and the medicated feed well. I am feeding Kalmbach medicated meat goat feed and was planning on feeding for a couple more months or until the 50 pound bag is…Continue

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updates

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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