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    Piglet Disaster!

    I agree that your problem was probably that the mother has no idea what she is doing with room to move around. I worked on hog confinement farms in college. I worked in the farrowing dept. Previous poster is right that they have little room to move and less room to squish them. She has no idea...
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    Picture Of The Week (POW) Information & Submissions

    Weird... I still see it. I am not sure what happened. Let's try it from another place.
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    Picture Of The Week (POW) Information & Submissions

    Title: Fresh out of the Oven!
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    Is My Mini Pregnant?

    You got a two for one when you got her! Congrats! She is pretty!
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    Am I being too sensitive?

    Maybe he did not know your are vegetarian? If he did then, yes that is kind of disrespectful. I also think that people that don't actually raise goats, well, they don't realize how attached we can get to them. To them it isn't any different that thinking that a cow in the field sounds yummy...
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    Is My Mini Pregnant?

    It is possible. They are pregnant for around 11 months.
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    Hi from Missouri.

    Ok. Trying again. :) Our first mama goat. She is a mini Saanen. We get about 1/2 to 3/4 quart a day. Only milking once a day. This is her baby. Cappucino is his name. He is 3/4 NIgerian, 1/4 Saanen. Here is the chicken hotel. It made us curse and sweat. But it is done and pretty awesome...
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    Hi from Missouri.

    Thanks for the welcome everyone. My husband hunts deer and my daughter as well. The kids also do archery and rifle for 4H, so that is just target shooting right now. Trying to add pics. We just built this new chicken tractor. It is huge but we hope it solves our grass vs. predators problem...
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    Flavored Goat's Milk Yogurt Recipes Please!

    I don't have as much luck with the flavored. What I do is heat it to 180 like you did and keep it there for about 5-10 minutes. It boils a little of the water out. I also used 1 qt of goats milk. cool to 110 and add a scoop of the previous batch of yogurt. Then I jar it and put in my yogurt...
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    Homeschooling mama with goats, chickens, turkeys and ducks.

    Homeschooling mama with goats, chickens, turkeys and ducks.
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    Hi from Missouri.

    HI all, I am Jaime from Missouri. We are homeschooling, hobby farmers. We currently have 1 mama goat (Mini-Saanen), two wethers (also mini-saanen), 1 buckling (mini-nubian) and this years kid buckling who is looking for a home. I am milking mama. We also have chickens, turkeys (for...
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    Black spots on my goats hair? - not bites

    Hi all. I didn't put this in pest because I am fairly sure this is some kind of weed or something my goat is getting into. She is a Saanen, so white coat. I tied her out near a bunch of brush/fence line stuff to forage. When I came back in a few hours she looked like a Dalmation. Black...