for people who love the littlest dairy goats
Indiana 5 year Nigerian dwarf doe kidded in February 2012 . in October sold 2 boys all that remained was the girl. she nursed both sides after the boys were sold. I have not milked this year. have…Continue
No milk after 8 hours!!??Brandi is from good milking lines, has a good udder and teats, as well as large orafices (no spell check...?) She is a 3rd freshener, and kidded with triplets 24 days ago. I…Continue
It's pretty sweet when I can bring goats into my business homework. I couldn't think of what I could do for this assignment, so I said to David, " IF I were going to start a business, what would i…Continue
Nothing overly good or bad to report this week, and I am happy. Everyone, for the moment appears to be out of imminent danger and looks healthy. Indiana is getting VERY pregnant, and Brandi even more so. Brandi's udder has started, and yesterday she was breathing like Darth Vader while I was doing chores. No other changes yet, but I have started her grain and bringing her up to the porch at night before David leaves for work. She's due on the 13th (day 150) but I think we may see kids by…Continue
David was about to call the nut house this morning I was so excited I was dancing and hollering and I am still high from this an hour later!
First a recap of the changes...Dry lot cleaned really well 3 times a week, No browse. basic necessities only: Hay, minerals, baking soda, salt. Homemade herbal dewormer infusions in bottled water for the girls plain bottled water for the boys.
Yesterday was the girls herbal holiday where they got plain bottled water…Continue
Interesting development in my search for answers last week, but first some recap and back story. This summer the pumps on our community well were changed ( and their may have been other issues), so we received a boil advisory "until further notice" which turned out to be about a month. Call me lazy all you want, but you try boiling water for 16 animals and 2 people in HOT summer and only 4 burners 2 pots and 2 saucepans I promise you will pay for bottled water!…Continue
So here we are after 5 days of herbal wormer with the goats. After the first day when they ate the entire half batch that I made , they didn't eat much of it any other day.
I did a fecal on Ty who has had diarrhea for a few days that I thought was related to coccidosis. I did see what i thought were HC, but they weren't elevated the way I have seen in the others. But the meds weren't working, and he was still eating and playing well. So I decided to take him to the vet. Turns out…Continue