1. H

    Super sick young goat!

    Hello, I’m a new goat owner ! My husband rescued 2 goats and a lamb from a slaughter and were told they were wormed which I am having a hard time believing they were okay the first week, now one is super sick!! I gave them dewormer and slowly giving him bounce back but his gums are almost white...
  2. JonesLaneHomestead

    Weird Rash on Goat's Leg

    Hello. So I am in Tennessee and in the last few days, we have had buckets of rain dumped on us. I have two goats, who have a covered shelter, but the rain blew in the last day and got everything wet. I believe my mama goat might have lice and/or mites, so she is has patchy fur (if anyone...
  3. Bicoastal

    Waterer for sheep

    What kind of waterers do you all use for your sheep and goats? I'm looking for first-hand reviews of two-ball waterers, post waterers; auto waterers that have pipe run to them. Located in VA with mild winters. I have heard concerns that sheep can't use the two-ball waterers common for cattle.
  4. BlueRoanPainted

    Doe in labor

    We have a Nigerian dwarf doe who is in labor. She has been trying to prolapse for the last few weeks it's been a huge battle, but she is in labor now. Or at least we thought. (we do not intend to breed her again after this for her health and our sanity) she popped a bag this morning around 7am...
  5. HomesteaderWife

    Goat Emergency - Fine to Can't Stand Overnight

    EDIT: 1/20/2022 We sadly update that she passed away. For future reference - - Please scroll down to read the results of her veterinary visit. We will update and make posts with any progression updates good or bad. Hi everyone, I have a young female goat we have had for quite a few months who...
  6. Chickengirl123

    Can my banded goat still breed?

    Hi! I have a goat who was banded on October 13. He is eight weeks old and the banding fell off about a week ago. He lives with his mom and another doe and the other doe is in heat. He is trying, unsuccessfully due to height difference, to mate with her. I was wondering if there is any way that...
  7. A

    Milk depletion question

    Hi all, this is my first year with goats so I'd love some insight. My nigerian dwarf doe gave birth back in April and I brought her home at the end of May. I've been doing my best to learn to milk, but it was a long, hard learning curve. Anyway, I was getting nearly 1 1/2 cups each milking...
  8. B

    Coughing still after lungworm treatment

    Hello All my goats are wormed every 3 months with panomec. one of my goats was coughing so I called the vet and we treated him for lungworm we used panomec injection and tested him for lungworm which came back positive and showed another type of worm sorry I can’t remember the name. the vet...
  9. A

    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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. C

    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...
  16. A

    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...
  17. 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...
  18. D

    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...
  19. 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...
  20. M

    Does my goat really pregnant?

    I’m not sure if my goat is pregnant?