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  1. ldawntaylor

    New Additions and How They Grow

    I got chicks yesterday. It seems like I get some every spring these days. They are few enough that yesterday's additions bring the total to 17. My purpose here is to keep a visual journal of the latest ones growth to adulthood. One thing I know going in to this is that the colors and...
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    I'm rather worried...what has caused the drastic change in behavior?

    I thought about posting in the behavior section but I'm hoping such a drastic change means there is something I can do. In which case it would be an illness, injury, or perhaps a parasite causing the problem. One of my does has been acting panicky around me for the last 24 hours. She's in...
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    Some thoughts while milking...

    at first I thought these should go in the milking section. But then, they have as much to do with handling as with the use of milk. Anyway, sorry if this is the wrong section. Yes, the post is a bit long. And yes, many may already know this stuff - it is just common sense after all. But...
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    Frozen cream for butter?

    Hi, I'm just curious, does anyone use frozen cream when making butter? I am guessing it would need to be heated to work. I just don't get enough cream from my goat milk to make butter. And I don't want to buy cream for the project. So, can I freeze what cream I get, let it add up for a...
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    Question about deworming - Cydectin

    Hi, I've just used Cydectin to deworm my adult goats - on the vet's recomendation. I'm just wondering since I dewormed the does do I need to deworm the nursing kids? I can't find anything about milk withdrawal so I don't know if the kids are getting any of the dewormer when they nurse or...
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    What has been the most amusing question or situation with your animals?

    Just a thought. None of the titles seem to fit what I have in mind yet people are always sharing the funny things their animals do. One comes to mind...when I make the mistake of including milk or dairy in my ads one question I regularly is "When will the buck give milk?" Didn't anyone pay...
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    Any ideas about what is causing this?

    Hi, My mom's dog has a fairly large swollen area under her jaw. She doesn't object to my touching the area. It is not hard anywhere. Was fine last night and swollen this morning. My guess is she got bit by something. But, I would like to be sure. Do dogs get edema under the jaw when...
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    I need some advice - found something I didn't expect

    Hi, I was getting ready to move some of my compost and found scat on top of the compost pile. Not that unexpected ...until you consider the some of these points... 1. Compost piles are by the barn inside a fenced area, fences are 4 foot high. 2. My dogs have not had access to that area...
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    Cross-stitch anyone?

    Hi, In searching cross stitch the only posts I found were from at least a couple of years ago. I just wanted to share my latest cross-stitch project. It is called the Oriental Lady. Somewhere around here I have a rooster cross-stitch that I finished about two years ago....
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    ldawntaylor - bits and pieces

    Hi, First - kstaven every time I see that purple cow I have to wonder are you familar with that poem? I don't remember what it is called but I think part of it goes like this: "I have never seen a purple cow. But I can tell you anyhow I would rather see than be one." I seem to remember...
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    My lactating doe got hurt - picture included

    Hi, A short time ago my first freshener came in with this injury. When considering this photo please keep in mind I am not a good photographer and the picture itself is at an angle. I will try to get a better picture tonight. The metalic is from a spray with a fly repellant and anti fungal...
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    Introducing myself

    Hi, I am new to this forum but I have had goats for about 8 years or is it almost 10? I live in rural western Arkansas My goats are all at least part Toggenberg goats with some being part Nubian and one being part LaMancha. I also have a few purebred ones. I have 10 goats all together. I...
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