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Bloat

I bought a mother goat with her 10 day old singleton. She's been fed sweet feed.  She looks bloated to me or like she is still pregnant.  Is this normal in Nigerians?

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SICK PREGNANT GOAT

ASKING FOR ADVICE--OUR GOAT IS 4 MONTHS PREGNANT.  SINCE FRIDAY SHE HAS BEEN SICK W/ FEVER 105+, LETHARGIC, AND SORT OF "FLAT" LOOKING.  STANDING OFF UNDER THE HAY BIN BY HERSELF AND DOES NOT WANT TO BE MESSED WITH.
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WormGuard

Came across this goat dewormer today while looking for poultry dewormer. It is WormGuard plus. It claims to be all natural, kill every type of parasite and so on. Anyone ever heard of it? Used it? It sounded a bit to good to be true to me.

 

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Variety of goats

 

Does anybody know if you can put nigerian dwarf goats and nubian goats together? I know that there is a size difference.  I would love to mix the nigerian with 1/2 nubian to make a mini nubian.  Any advice?

 

Thanks,

Tammy

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Goats pecking order

We have two goats that are 1/2 sisters.  The dominating one is very aggressive to her sister.  It has become to the point that she will not even offer to fight back.  She takes the head butting and she gets hit often.  I understand the pecking order,

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Barrels/Guard Dogs

Where do you find the round barrels for the goats to jump up on?  Silly question...

Also, we have a Great Prynese that is mixed with lab and ?  He is very agressive.  Would he attack our goats? or are they mostly a guard dog of the goats? Would you p

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goat pen size and floor

I am going to be getting 2 nigerian dwarf wethers  and i plan on making the pen 16ft by 16 ft and using a calf hutch that is 4by 8ft , with a plywood frame bottom that is raised off the ground.The pen floor will be covered  with of wood chips because

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Hello

Hi all, we are excited to be a part if the group. We're a small farm in western NY. We have 13 Nigerians (1 of which is the sweetest buck ever, 2 of which are brand new baby girls-who need a home!!). Also have three Toggs, a llama, an alpaca, and fou

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Goat Therapy?

Does anyone else take their goats to nursing homes? I took a couple kids yesterday and the residents seemed to LOVE it. I do have a few questions though, because this nursing home was on the reservation I wasn't bonded by most laws, but what are the

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Depressed Doe

We sold our whether a few days ago and his dam has seemed kind of depressed since then.  He was 7 months old, so not nursing or even in the same fence as her, but he is the kid that she raised.  She has company and nothing else in our routine has cha

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Weather

Is there a temperature that is to hot or cold for a goat? Our temperature is up and down right now.  Today it will be over 80 degrees.  Later this week, it will be in the 50's.  What do you all do if it gets really hot or cold? Any information would

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