We're also trying to decide whether to fence the goats on an open pasture that is well guarded by our free-roaming dogs and close to our house, or on an overgrown ridge a bit further from the house that has plentiful browse but is more difficult to p
I am little concerned about the young kid that we got last week. He was born on 9/27. He still has loose stool- bad. I have given him probiotics- when I can get him to take them, but it does not seem to help. My other two wethers- who are 4 month old
I am new here. I found the site while researching NDG's. I recently purchased a house on one acre of land (all I could afford). I am in a rural area & have dreamed of some sheep or goats for a long time now. I have some experience with lives
Okay, so I am sure you all know by now that I do not have milking does. However, when attending shows and trying to to promote the Nigerian, the most common question I cannot answer is "How much milk can they provide compared to a larger bree
We are David & Jeanette Walker of Stilwell, KS. Our farm is Tiny Tales Farm and we have been raising Nigerian Dwarves since 1998. Today our herd numbers 29. We both have regular day jobs so the goats are our full time hobby. We enjoy milking and show
I am a little on the technology challenged side so I think I was supposed to introduce myself here instead of on "My Page". My husband and I have a small farm in Florida. We have been boarding horses for about 12 years but 2 years ago we were at the
I HAVE TO MAKE QUICK BARN SPACE. I HAVE MANY YRLY. AND SPRING BUCK KIDS FOR SALE. THESE ARE VERY WELL BRED AND NICE ANIMALS. SOME OUT OF STAR MILKERS, SOME WITH BLUE EYES. FOR MORE INFO E-MAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org thanks you beverly r. john
Hi everyone! As you join the group, I hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself here.
For those who don't know me, I've been raising Nigerians for seven years, and they are our main dairy source. They are almost our only dairy source. We make
I am looking for input:
How do you know when it is time to trim hooves?
Do you do it yourself or have a vet do it? How difficult is it to do it properly if you have never done it before?
Are there any helpful websites or books if you DIY?
Any other t
We got our 2 wethers (3.5 months old) on Monday. They are fine at night, but they make a horrific bleating sound all day. Day 1 was horrible. I am surprised our neighbors will even talk to us and they don't even live too close. They sounds were ALL d
We are planning on adding some family milk goats to our farm early next year. We're trying to learn as much as possible before then. What would you recommend as a starting point, in terms of purchasing goats. We love milk, cheese, etc, so our biggest
I was doing some horse research and came across this idea for feeding horses in barns -- slow feeders! This actually sounds like it would be a good idea for goats. And if we make the mesh small enough in our hay feeders, we won't have any more kids h
Despite having 1.5 acres we still have neighbors directly to the north of our property, across the road to the south and I believe the land to the west may belong to someone but it so wooded that they don't use that portion. The east appears to be ve
I am wondering what is necessary and helpful to protect these little goats from predators. We have 2 young wethers- just picked them up today. We do not have a dog. They have a 4 foot fence around their house. Do we need to have the area lit up all n
Has anyone on here ever made goat milk paint? The recipes I'm finding call for skim milk, and you know that's not exactly possible with goat milk unless you have a cream separator, which I don't. I thought that maybe I could use whey from cheesemakin
Okay. So for years I've been known as the weirdo who uses sawdust for stall bedding for my goats. So I thought it might be fun to start a poll.
What kind of bedding does everyone else use and why?
I think it will be fun to see what kind most people
Hi everyone! I am Adrienne. I just bought my first home in Pearl River La...It's about an hour in good traffic from New Orleans. We have 1.5 acres. We drink a large amount of milk, and what started out as a joke to put a cow in the back yard has now
The Hybrid is certainly not large enough for 3 dogs and two goats so we are getting a truck...probably a 94 F150 from my sister to be used when transporting the goats. We Travel about 3 weeks a year, and while we could likely find someone willing to