Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Shana Henry
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  • Almont, MI
  • United States
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Meningeal worm or genetic defect?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Dec 3, 2014. 11 Replies

I've been reading what has been posted about meningeal worm and fear that I now have my second case of this nasty worm on my hands. I have 7 goats. Eve, our doe 2 years ago, 4 months after her first…Continue

Weak kids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shana Henry Jul 8, 2014. 11 Replies

My Patches, 2 years old, just had her first kidding on the 4th of July. 3 came out well, and the last came out dead with placenta. She is a first time mom. Kids are not thriving, very sleepy, not…Continue

Lost 4 kids overnight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shana Henry May 7, 2014. 14 Replies

My doe lost 4 kids in the middle of the night. I missed the signs that I should have stayed up with her to assist. We had bred her twice, thinking the first time had not worked. She was…Continue

5 year old goat, 1st time milker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 31, 2013. 7 Replies

Pepper is an older goat, who has birthed numerous times. I  bought her pregnant last January, she had one boy this May. I sold her kid one month ago, at 5 months of age. Her milk supply so low, less…Continue

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Pregnant Does with orangeish urine??

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 10:18pm 3 Comments

I have 2 pregnant does, first timers, Pygmy and Nigerian Dwarf crosses. They were having grain each day until I read on this site that you should not feed them grain, only hay. I weaned them off it, and use it only as a treat now. Seems to be fine. They are due in April. I have been feeding them a lot of tiny deer apples, chopped in half, seeds and all, maybe 4 each a day. They eat some carrots too, but mainly eat hay and grass. (not much snow in MIchigan this winter). It did snow the other…


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