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False Negative?

Ok ladies I have a doe who is typically very regular in her heat cycles. She came into heat at the end of September and I AI’d her. I thought I got the timing really well but it’s still AI so I wasn’t betting on a sure thing. Three weeks passed and n

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Overweight Wethers?

Hi everyone. It has been quite a while since I posted with a question. My 4 wethers are now about 11 months old, more or less. I may have made a mistake a while back when they outgrew their earlier grain ration and I introduced timothy pellets instea

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Stillborn kids

My 4 year old Nigerian doe kidded for the first time in June. She was bred to a Nigerian buck that stays in the pen with my does at all times so I am unsure how far along in pregnancy she was. Her kids were stillborn. The first kid appeared to be wel

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Bucks Fighting

I had the first successful mating of my NG doe and buck today. That all went very well, but when I brought the buck back to their pen, he immediately began fighting with his pen mate. This was much more vigorous than I'd ever seen before; previously,

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New member and question

Hello! We are just getting started in goats. We have 3 boys who love goat milk and we want to purchase 2 goats to have as our family milk goats. I am a member of several Facebook groups and I found some goats I am interested in purchasing though one

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Pudding

Hello everybody,

I don’t own any goats yet but I’m planning to get some nigerian dwarves soon.

My question is: does anybody use the ND milk to make chocolate pudding? Does it taste good? Do kids like it?

How much ND milk does it take to make 3.5 ounc

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Parasites and weight gain

I have a few does who have been struggling to put weight on. They don’t have hay belly and don’t seem to eat any more than usual but they are under conditioned despite having constant access to hay and pasture and regular access to alfalfa pellets. W

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New to goats

Hello! New to being a goat person, and I’m curious who’s the loudest bucks, wethers, or does? I want to welcome two goats into my backyard, but I don’t want to drive my neighbors crazy. Also, can a young, unfriendly goat be rehabilitated into being a

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Parasites?

Okay so I don't know if it will be too late for anyone to help here but I have a very sick goat. I'm about sure it is parasite. The does eyelids are very light pink, it is lethargic and has the runs. She is about 2-3 years old. We gave her dewormer (

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New Bucks

I'm being gifted two new bucks from a family member in a couple of weeks after they are fully weaned. They're currently about 9 1/2 weeks old. They've never been wormed although they did receive decoquinate a week ago because they had diarrhea. Diarr

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Teat spur

Hi,

I read through some of the posts about teat spurs but still had some questions. I bought this registered doeling at about a year old and didn't see any teat spurs. She was a little wild too, so I could have missed it. Now that shes bred, I see th

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Stubborn goats

Hi guys. So our two bottle fed weathers which are being weaned refuse to drink water on their own. They’re down to 4 ounces twice a day of milk replacer. Tried molasses in the water. Tried the sucking finger trick. Any ideas? Were just worried to sto

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