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  1. For Sale/Trade/Wanted
    Our goats are ADGA(American Dairy Goat Association), AGS(American Goat Society) & NDGA (Nigerian Dairy Goat Association) registered. All of our does/bucks are tested yearly for CAE, CL, & Johnes (documentation available upon request) and bucks are also tested for Brucellosis. All kids are raised...
  2. Health & Wellness
    I'm new to raising goats, and I just purchased a family of four dwarf Nigerian goats 6 days ago. The babies were born May 3. I know it was late, but I disbudded the kids 2 days ago. I was on the cautious side, and they likely need a reburn for growth in the center of the rings. The previous...
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    I only have one pen, and really don't have a set up (yet) for separating my two doe kids from their mom. They are over a year old now, and still nurse periodically. How can I stop them? I've tried putting iodine, and even cedar oil spray, to try to make her nipples taste nasty, but they still...
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    We've had to work with the doe and her 2 kids for all to learn how to feed and be fed. The buckling seems to have gotten the hang of things now. The doeling has been managing (with help) to nurse well enough to be energetic, until this afternoon. Today we've had triple-digit temps, and found her...
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    So far three of my eight kids have died, one after the other with a space of a couple of days in between. From looking unwell (hunched up and away from herd/mother) to death is less than 36 hours. They simply just, well die.... no strugglng with breathing, they will cry out loudly every few...
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    Have any of you worldly goat lovers ever heard of a way to train a doe to take bummer kids. I have a doeling that I think would be a good candidate and am considering using a clicker to somehow train our doeling to adopt kids as needed when she is older....any ideas?:biggrin Maybe just a lame...
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    I have 2 does that are about 18 months old and delivered one kid each in January 2014. I don't know anything about their lineage other than they were bought from a dairy in Oklahoma. These 2 does are producing about 1 quart each per day. All my other girls are producing 1/2 gallon to 1+...
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    I'm a junior Nigerian Dwarf Breeder. Last month my doe kidded for the first time. B1 was born an hour before the B2 and B3, B2 and B3 were up and nursing within a couple of minutes while B1 just lay there. My doe licked and pawed at her trying to get her up and we tryed to help her stand up but...
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    I just read an article on dairy goat feeding where the writer said that feeding kids to grow fast would cause them to have shorter lives. Do you buy that? I would love to hear some personal experience or insight. Thanks in advance.
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    In the past I've always let the kids get the does milk production going. However this year I was approached by a therapy ranch that brought my kids but I have to bottle feed for 3 weeks then the therapy ranch will take over. My family uses the milk, so my ? now is how often do I milk the does to...
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