1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. M

    Does my goat really pregnant?

    I’m not sure if my goat is pregnant?
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. B

    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...
  9. D


    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...
  10. R

    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!!!
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. I

    What to farm

    summary is at the bottom Hello for the California part of the Mojave Desert. So just a brief intro my husband and I bought a three acre property out in the desert about a twenty minute drive away from a big traveling pit stop on the way to Vegas. We love animals and livestock and have cared for...
  15. Kalimak

    I don't know what I'm looking at here - Please advise

    Hi all, What is this above her anus? She's 9 months old - half ND half Nubian.
  16. A

    Assimilating Goats to New Home

    How do you get your goats to assimilate to their new home? I know they can go through stress during a move which can be dangerous for their health. I know I need to just sit with them when I do finally bring them to my property and slowly build a relationship with them. I was planning on buying...
  17. A

    Trees and Goats

    Hi all, I'm planning my property for when I buy goats (hopefully next year). I'm planning on using a two pasture rotation method but the area I'm planning on using is without shade. I'm thinking of planting some trees but want to use something the goats could eat. I have a lot of Junipers on...
  18. A

    Getting into goats

    Hi everyone, my name's Allison and I'm looking into adding goats to my homestead. Im really interested in dairy goats, either nubian or dwarf Nigerian. I already have ducks and chickens and belong to the sister site Backyard Chicken. I find communities like this very helpful so I'm hoping to...
  19. Goat Shaman

    Baby goat missing; possible predator

    I had a 6 week old baby Nigerian dwarf goat that was sickly and then she went missing on Tuesday (5/28). I looked everywhere for her to no avail. I'm thinking a predator came into the fenced area and got her. It obviously would be a predator that only goes for the weakest individuals, since...
  20. Rachelmariexx

    Down goat

    Hi! I just joined! My problem is with Jack who I’ve owned since he was 2 days old he’s now 11 years old. He’s been down 12 days. Only symptoms week back end and turned under ankles. No other neurological Symptoms was literally fine the day before. No twitching, circling etc Fecal showed low...