Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Amber Patterson
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Weaning a Dam Raised Kid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 25, 2011. 1 Reply

I am saleing a dam raised doe.  Is it best just to wean her cold turkey or does it need to be gradually?  She will be 10 weeks old.  I looked at all the other post and could not find an answer to…Continue

Milking help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Lee Birrer Jul 5, 2011. 4 Replies

I am having problems with 2 different does. I could do different post but I will try to put them together.1st - my milking doe, that has been milking for 5 months is now going nuts when I try to milk…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Kare Feb 20, 2011. 4 Replies

My doe has been nursing fine and letting me milk her in the morning and at night.  But lately she has been kicking more and tonight she would not even let me touch her.  Her udder still feels soft…Continue

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What do you think about this written about dam raising vs. bottle raising? Any truth to it?

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 10:26am 9 Comments

I dam raise our babies and love it.  But I came across this site and noticed what these people had to say about bottle raising.  The last part is what really opened my eyes.  Does anyone see any truth in this, I  love to hear what others think about this.


 When dams are allowed to raise their kids, the       kids must be weaned at some point. This is very stressful to both mom and       baby. Our goats are…


Milking problems!

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 1:32pm 3 Comments

I am having problems with 2 different does.   I could do different post but I will try to put them together.

1st - my milking doe, that has been milking for 5 months is now going nuts when I try to milk her.  She still lets her kid eat but when I get her up on the stand, she pushes her food off, kicks, and then finally justs sits down.  I am wondering if it is time for me to dry her up?

2nd - my first freshener is not letting me milk her either.  I have been getting her on the…


Weaning a Dam Raised Kid

Posted on March 27, 2011 at 8:12pm 5 Comments

Does anyone have any advice on weaning a dam raised kid?  She is 7 weeks old and I was not sure if it was a few day process or just cold turkey! 

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At 1:46pm on August 30, 2015, Amanda gave Amber Patterson a gift
At 10:50am on February 10, 2011, Kare said…
Welcome to Making Dairy Products, Amber!  We look forward to sharing ideas together =)
At 3:06pm on January 30, 2011, Dianea Fay said…
Welcome to the group and hope you enjoy your time here.
At 10:43am on January 30, 2011, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Welcome to the group! Hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself in the "Introductions" forum and tell us about your goats.

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