Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Janel Rickey
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  • Dowling, MI
  • United States
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Milk question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres Mar 27, 2014. 4 Replies

My doe just kidded yesterday afternoon. Before kidding she really never bagged up. Her udder got a little fuller, but stayed pretty empty looking. Now 24 hours after kidding she is the same. She…Continue

Moving cross Country

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janel Rickey Jan 1, 2014. 5 Replies

My family and I are moving from Colorado to Michigan sometime the first of the new year. Any advice on moving a herd of 3 bucks, 6 does. 2 does will be heavy pregnant 3 will be recently bred. We will…Continue

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Positive Test

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres Apr 1, 2013. 30 Replies

This is our first year of testing out goats.  We bought a Lamancha goat last June at a local animal swap meet.  The guy told me she was negative for everything and that he tests.  I took his word for…Continue

St. Patty's Day Babies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres Mar 18, 2013. 10 Replies

My little girl Annabelle kidded yesterday afternoon.  Annabelle will be 2 years old next month.  We waited with her, because I felt like she needed a little extra growth before.  Now I am glad I…Continue

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Bred my doe

Posted on September 25, 2011 at 8:28pm 2 Comments

Well today we were cleaning up after breakfast and I hear this monkey like noise coming from the field.  So I go to the window to see my buckling going nuts and my doe who is 18 months old was totally flirting by the fence.  Her tail was wagging at a fast rate and she just couldn't keep her body off the fence.  So I went down and removed my wether from the bucks field and put her in with him.  She stands for him and needless to say we are going to have babies the end of February!!! I'm so…


May 13, 2011

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 4:24pm 2 Comments

We decided to cut a feed out of our babies eating schedules in hope that they will start to eat more grain.  Only 1 is eating consistently and the other 2 just nipple.  All they want is milk.  They are acting like I am killing them today. LOL  They are standing by my door just crying and crying!!  Millie the oldest and the one eating a lot of grain is much bigger than the other two.  She is a few days older than Jasper so kinda wonder if its because she was on goat milk till last Sunday.  Or… Continue

Our adventure

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

Starting this new adventure has not been easy! We started out with two weathers.  The one got really sick 2 days after we bought him, then got the other sick.  The other one who got sick ended up dieing of floppy goat syndrome.  We treated him with heavy pepto bismal, but he was just so weak he couldn't fight it.  We lost him Easter morning.  The first week of ever owning goats and we ended up with 2 very sick guys and loosing one.  Felt like a goat mamma failure.  The breeder was awesome…


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At 3:09pm on April 12, 2012, Misfits Farm said…

thank you

At 11:00am on October 14, 2011, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
Excellent! I'm glad to hear that!
At 9:32pm on October 13, 2011, Deborah Niemann-Boehle said…
We've been using the Rhinehart X30 with the regular tip for eight years and love it. The pygmy tip is too small. In fact, the regular tip isn't always big enough for bucks!
At 11:16pm on July 11, 2011, Kare said…
Welcome to the Dairy group too! =)  And thanks for the comment on my buck!
At 11:14pm on July 11, 2011, Kare said…

Happy Birthday - a little late =)

At 10:10pm on May 5, 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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