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    To shave or not to shave?

    Hi everyone, I am new to goats and am wondering if i should shave my two NDs a little to help them beat the heat. I realize their hair protects from the sun and flies but i live in Missouri and right now the temps are rising above 100 degrees. They shed their under coat this May but i didn't...
  2. H

    Skin and hair problems

    Hello! I have 2 oberhasli wethers. They are about 3 and never have had any health problems before. Over the last month and they got really a lot of dandruff and now they have bald patches on their noses back legs and rumps and their fur just seems dull. They got safeguard dewormer about 2 weeks...
  3. M

    Emergency Fire IDs

    Hello! I live in California and unfortunately we've had awful fire seasons the last few years. I'm trying to plan ahead with ID'S for my animals just in case we have to turn them loose or bring them to an Evac center. I just bought a mane tag from I.C.E. USA, which I'll use for my mini horse...
  4. L

    Swollen teats

    We had a goat give birth during an ice storm. We were not there for the birth itself bc she gave very little notice but it was so cold her kid he could not nurse. She was a first time mom and was unsure about the whole process. We ended up having to bring him inside to bottle feed and warm him...
  5. B

    Baby goat, Scours?

    Hello I have 3 baby goats who are all 12 or 13 days old (born either the 15th or 16th), they have been eating well but I noticed the other day that they were producing a softer poo. This sometimes looked like some firmer poo surrounded by a softer almost puddle, but the poo was on a towel that...
  6. L

    New-ish but trying to learn

    We have a mini-farm with goats, chickens, and guineas. If anyone wants to take goats or how to keep your guineas from running off and getting eaten please let me know! I love them all and I want them so to have the best life! We also have a couple of dogs if anyone wants to chat about those.
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    Baby wheezing post feed.

    I've got a baby that I'm bottle feeding she's only 4days old and had been taking to it fine. However, I noticed today after feeding that she was wheezing. I tapped her sides to get her to cough, which she did but I can't get her to cough all of it up. She's whining softly when she exhales along...
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    Any tips for a first time goat buyer?

    Hi all, I'm adding goats to the farm this year and have it narrowed down to two farms I'm interested in. They are in my state, so no problems there, but I'm getting ready to email them and wanted to know if there's any advice anyone would like to offer. I just want to make sure i sound like an...
  9. A

    New to goats feed question

    Hi everyone, so I have a friend who wants two pygmy goats and wishes me to house them. I have also been planning on adding Nigerian Dwarf goats to my farm and thought it would be a good idea to get them all at the same time so I can have a decent size herd to start and no one will get lonely...
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    Too early to kid?

    So, my mistake, I should have researched more. Here's my concern, I have two nubian/boer cross goats, one is a buck and other is a doe. The doe is only 8 months old and she's almost certainly been bred by the buck probably a month ago. This was the plan, I thought it would be fine as she'll be...
  11. A

    Nubian kid with goiter?

    I have a 3 month old Nubian buckling who was weaned at 8 weeks. We have noticed a large lump around the area where the neck meets the chin. It is soft, not hard. He doesnt seem to be sick or anything, he acts normal. Could it be a milk goiter? Is it possible that this could occur with a kid that...
  12. M

    Does my goat really pregnant?

    I’m not sure if my goat is pregnant?
  13. LickTheCow

    Getting goats...

    So, I am getting two miniature goat doelings this week... me and my dad are attempting to turn a part of an old building (made in the 1950’s) into a place for them to be permanently. I have been in an amazing mood, as I have wanted goats for a while! Anyway, if anyone has any tips, go ahead and...
  14. WildersMilkMaid

    Help! I’m Desperate! - MASTITIS 3 Goats & 1 Human!

    Please help me out! I’ve only been milking my goats for about 2 months, and I’m having a rough go at it. I must be doing something wrong! Goat#1 : developed a hard mass in one udder overnight. The soft/normal side dropped significantly in production, and on the hard side I could only get a few...
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    Bloat Vs Full Rumen?

    We have four new ND kids and we are new to goats. Their bellies seem super tight and are sticking out big time, at least more than I’ve ever seen since having them (about 3 weeks now) they are about 2.5 months old. They are eating grass hay and are in small pasture/ big pen. We have free feed...
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    Help!

    I have had a male donkey and male horse for a year. The donkey was here first and in the pasture with 4 goats. The horse we got a few months after the donkey. The horse has food aggression as at his previous farm he had to fight for food. The donkey has become increasing aggressive towards the...
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    How to Raise bottle baby goats???

    Hello so someone gave me a 10 day old baby goat yesterday!! And obviously I never raised a bottle baby before!! I’m looking for help!! Could someone tell me everything I have to do!! Should I use milk replacer from a farms store or someone said cows milk should I use that?? Any info will help!!!
  18. DaSouthernYankee

    Introducing New Buckling

    hi! So I have two Nigeriandwarf does. Both about 2 years old. They are playful, people friendly, and very sweet. Great with ducks, chickens, cats, and kids. They are disbudded for safety on our small backyard farm. We’ve got about 2 acres and are planning to bring a 3 week old buckling into our...
  19. MiniSilkys

    Just got the results of my first fecals.

    Well, I just got the results of the first fecals that I sent off. Can anyone give me some advice? Should I deworm? Four goats need nothing but maybe three do. At least Cocci is out, I am happy about that. These are my results.
  20. I

    How to find a market

    My husband and I are wanting to do some small scale farming. Just something that makes enough profit to pay for itself and maybe a little bit of pocket money. We had a circumstance where we cared for two pigs for a woman and the deal was she buys all their needs, we care for them. The idea was...
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