I've got a doe with triplets, born 6 days ago.
The plan is to sell the doe and her 2 bucklings together (as wethers). There is an interested buyer for the trio, hoping it doesn't fall through.
Her doeling is a bottle baby in my house. Doeling was not as thrifty at birth. Several things happened...
Undersides of Exhibit Annie.
New to homestead.
Looks scabby, some ooze. Surface skin mostly, flaky. I didn't do a 360* exam, just pics of udder region and underbelly while lifting a leg.
NONE on her face or ears, unlike the scary stuff Google suggested immediately.
Mites? Mange? Something else...
I have the chance to buy 2 lovely doeling, well under a year old each. I mention age because I've read twice now Johnes is not testable at their age, but need confirmation on that.
I'm not 1000% satisfied with information given regarding the disease testing at their breeder farm. The goats all...
Went to look at a goat, registered Nigerian.
I've got a variety of red flags, instincts are tickling.
What I really need to know is, as the deal breaker...
Can goats at a glance appear bowlegged but actually be built in such a manner that the legs turn outward to carry the body...
Tell me the hundreds of ways this is a dumb thing to jump on:
It used to say 10 rabbits. I'm thinking 3 Lions were sold.
Personal goals here would not include fancy buns, just good dual purpose buns.
Ugghhhh so in prep for Mama to kid next month, picked up a vial of CDT.
This is her 2nd freshening.
Talking with previous owner, she said Mama had spring vaccinations with CDT (end of April this year.)
So...what does one do?
Looks like I must also be prepared to give kids CDT a few weeks after...
I need some suggestions!
I think this is the right place to put it.
We want some radios, I'm thinking 4 total, to fit these requirements:
Charges by dock or plug in cable
Reliable up to 2 miles is probably our max, but more is better
We are in an area with lots...
I really cannot find any info on this anywhere.
When I got my 3 does, the yearling kept nursing off her mother who was already bred again.
Figured Mama would put a stop to it eventually. Not enough to keep her udder full, but the brat was definitely getting enough to swallow a few times. Mama...
When I brought the girls home they were all orangey, or had fly away curly hairs, or stiff coats.
Before leaving their prior home they were Ivermectined and had been receiving weekly Replamin supplements (plus weekly herbal wormer, clearly not helpful because they NEEDED that Ivermectin.)
Doe is seemingly drying off, other two don't appear to be bred, can't seem to find a buck service...
And money is always tight!
Keeps being suggested to me to try the local livestock auction, could nab a buck for super cheap.
I'm nervous about this.
Tell me, would you get an auction buck?
I know, it's recommended to go get some books and read up...but that's why we invented forums ;)
(I will, get the books, and read up over the winter.)
I am hoping that next summer I can begin a meat rabbit operation.
I never plan to show, but I do want a dual purpose rabbit breed that can fetch...
I've got a doe that should have been bred in May, and due mid October.
(Exact dates written down, gotta look.)
The first two months post breeding I was certain she was changing shape. Now, I think she's just pleasantly plump.
I'll update with pics, but in meantime, how do you conclude if a...
(Hopefully) approaching our first rodeo in goat kidding here on the homestead.
I've been reading and researching, but feel my good and recommended books are overwhelming me. Mama Rhonda should be growing me some lovely babies for mid October.
Please tell me your prep and checklist for kidding!
Western Mass area.
We aren't ready to bring home our own buck yet, but have a doe that needs to be bred ASAP (or I'm selling her rump, because she's an overeating brat.)
I have a very small homestead dairy herd.
I don't fancy that my registered does are really anything special, but I do want...
We have decided it is in our best long term interests here to buy a buck. Nigerian goats here.
This means we absolutely need a second pasture (right? No way to truly house/pasture the does together with the buck long term?)
My first pasture cost us $250 for a beautiful fence job. I plan to...
Keeping goat areas clean from manure and urine
I can't seem to find an ideal mix of foods for my goats
I have three Nigerians does. One yearling, one bred, one in milk.
They are lazy suckers, rarely using any of the pasture we fenced for them. They spend the day lounging in...
I've got myself a skinny goat! I need advice to help put some weight on her.
She's got a complicated history and I'll share as many details as I know. I'm the third owner. I'm aware that there could be a variety of things going on here. First step definitely involves proper feeding, IMO...