Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Claudette E Griffith
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  • Robbins, NC
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Margaret Langley May 2, 2012. 5 Replies

I went out to check my animals for their nightly bed check at 9 and noticed my goat was very bloated...  I came inside a  googled her appearance... Yep, bloat. Not sure what she's gotten into. and…Continue

feeding questions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres Apr 15, 2012. 10 Replies

I'm wondering what others are using as a daily feeding program?I just got my first doe, from reading the forum I think she needs some copper suppliments... Her coat is coarse. She is a cream and…Continue

Feeding for breeding condition?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margaret Langley May 1, 2012. 2 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions or thoughts on regimens to prep your does for breeding? How much does nutrition play in getting multiples on the ground and overall health of doe and kids? Claudette Continue

milking questions...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudette E Griffith Apr 15, 2012. 26 Replies

So I brought home my first goat this weekend. She is in milk... sort of. She has a pretty  high production pedigree. Usually kids triplets or quads, but this time she she had a single doeling. The…Continue

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Follow up for Glenda

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 11:58am 1 Comment

So Glenda asked how it was going... It's been slow going... but at about 3 weeks in Things suddenly got better. She still takes her time walking to the stand, but there is no dragging or fighting. She hops on the stand and eats while being milked... for several weeks she'd eat just a mouthful or two and then stand stiff and angry, eating when the milking was done and hoping off the stand as soon as you opened her stand.

She loves attention, but likes it on her terms. She…


Chronicals of a Newbie

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 9:29am 2 Comments

So It's Wednesday... and my first milk goat came on Saturday... In ways the week has gotten both harder and easier. Some disappointments and some triumps...

I have been wanting dairy goats for some time, much to my husband's dismay! "You need another animal because???" Well, because I want it... and I want to make cheese and have milk and know what I am consuming... I haven't ever been a fan of store bought milk not since having my first fresh milk at my grandparents dairy…


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At 8:55am on April 8, 2012, Mary Colman said…

Hi Claudette, I live in Pinnacle NC (next to Pilot Mt)  Welcome to the site.  I need to try to get on here more.  We had  8 babies 3 wks ago and I have been very busy.   We have 2 nigerian dwarf boys for sale.  All the rest are sold.   

Good luck with your venture into having goats!  ♥ love them!


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