"Hi Philip! I know that Deborah has back to back calls for most of the day, so I wanted to pop in here. I am sure y'all will cover all of this info in your chat too. A FAMACHA of 2 isn't typically treated, but certainly warrants watching if…"
"If it were me, I would have a vet take a look at that. It may be the angle of the photo, but it looks huge compared to the normal tip of the penis, and I do not see a urethral process. The anatomy just does not look correct. Has it always been that…"
"I'm going to see if Deborah has any other wisdom to add to try to get her up on the stand. I have Nigerians, so it is easy to just pick them up and put them up there when they are first learning, if they wont go up on their own. You may end up…"
"Hi there Jocelyne- I've never bred a goat that delivered a single, so I do not have experience to share with early milking of a newly freshened doe. Since my girls have always given me multiples, I start milk sharing at 2 months of age and by…"
"There MUST be a polled parent for a kid to be polled. A polled aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc does not count. As Deborah mentioned above, sometimes a goat is mistakenly disbudded, but is actually polled, and then they start 'mysteriously'…"
"Hi Kenneth- I am not familiar with fescue fungus. I have only ever fed alfalfa, coastal, and sudan hay to my goats. Let me see what I can find out. Deborah may have knowledge of this to share with you."
"I wish we had a magic answer for you on curtailing this behavior! But yes, that's what I do with my Queen Bee. I remove her from the area when we have guests or visitors just to keep everyone safe. =)"
"Hi Leslie! If I had to guess, I would say that this is due to a change of hormones. The fact that the kidding was traumatic is just coincidental. I too have a very sweet doe that had a change in personality after having her first kids. Over the last…"
"Hi Jason and Welcome to the site! So sorry to hear about your buckling.
I thought I would share this excellent gathering of material that Deborah has put together for new goat owners. It is FULL of all kinds of wonderful…"
"Oh No! It sounds like they may have used a band that was too big? Where you able to see what color the band is? The scrotum and testicles should be shriveled and hard, like mummified, by now I would think."
Hi, Tammy. Good to meet you. My family has a small homestead in the Texas Hill Country and we raise a herd of 4 Nigerian Dwarf, 1 Boer, 1 African Pygmy and 5 Nigora Goats. Four of our does are currently pregnant, three of which are for the first time, and all due this April. We survived the recent snow and are excited for Spring. I am happy to be here with all of you. Thank you for the welcome.
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2-quart milk pail
Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)