goats

  1. B

    Is it normal for goats horns to move or snap ?

    Hello I hope you could help me as I feel absolutely horrendous that one of my goats is hurt. I have two 6 month old girls they have moved into a new stable and I think it’s a bit dusty so they have runny noses so before I moved them I needed to wipe their noses. when I got hold of one of the...
  2. 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...
  3. B

    Urinary calculi or bladder infection

    Hello my two year old Boer wether suffered from urinary calculi in January this year. By some miracle he survived emergency surgery where they placed a catheter and put him onto diazepam. He managed after 3 weeks to pass 11 stones. Since then I’ve been incredibly paranoid and watching him...
  4. A

    Baby goat with caved in or crooked leg?

    I have a baby goat that was born today. She is a nubian and was born with 2 other bucklings. I noticed that her leg seems to bow inward. I suspect it might be selenium deficiency. The other two kids look normal and healthy. She is also the smallest of the trio. Is this something that will...
  5. 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...
  6. Misty13

    Equine and goat supplies to have on hand for any situation

    Hey, everyone! I am excited to eb here and know a bunch about horse I would like to share! First I want to know of the best horse supplies to have on hand of ray horse situation, since we know that horses are accident prone, and reckless! We have the basics covered, Vetrycin, a large bottle of...
  7. Bird_Lover_17

    New member, came from BYC

    Hi. I am new to BYH and I have only been on BYC. I was looking up info on horses and someone suggested this website, so here I am! My username is the same on backyard chickens. I am from upstate new york and I own quail, chickens and goats. My goats are 2 nigerian dwarf goats who are 2 years...
  8. R

    My goat is vomiting after eating

    Hi everyone, I recently purchased a boer goat. She can’t keep her food down and vomits after eating. She had this issue when I bought her. She’ll eat fine but then moves away from the herd and starts vomiting. I gave her some pellet wormer and she coughed up lots of slime. I thought that would...
  9. A

    Registering goat Native On Appearance

    I have 3 Nubian does I bought last year that I now want to register native on appearance. I would like to maybe show them one day or breed them to a registered buck and so their offspring can one day be American nubians. I know nothing about their lineage so I was wondering what would I put for...
  10. 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...
  11. Tracy Jones

    Introduction or "Re-introduction":

    Hello to all my fellow backyard Mamas (and Pa's too) I've been around the goating world for quite a while now. My herd is a small group of Registered Nigerian Dwarves, collected and retained over a decade of continually breeding for better characteristics in future generations. This little...
  12. A

    Basic H as a de-wormer?

    Hi all, does anyone use Basic H as a de-wormer? I ran across some information today that talked about how you can use it for sheep and cows, even dogs, as a de-wormer. They said 1.5t to a gallon of water every few months. Does anyone know if you can use this for other ruminants like goats or...
  13. A

    Buying my first registered goat

    Hi everyone, I am going to be buying a registrable Nubian buckling soon (ADGA) to keep as a breeding buck. We currently only have unregistered Nubians so this will be our first ever registered goat. We plan on eventually getting some registered does and may sell the unregistered ones if we see...
  14. A

    Horned goat hurting goats without horns

    We have 5 nubian does. 4 do not have horns and 1 has horns. The horned goat has been chasing the other does around the pen and often hooks her horns under their neck and belly. We are scared that she may seriously injure them. She especially goes after the new doe we got, cornering her and...
  15. S

    Dam raised with supplements

    Hi there! 3 does on the farm recently had 7 kids! One set of triplets and 2 twins. I started giving the weakest triplet a bottle once -twice wot day to help her grow as she kept g tying pushed out but then one of the triplets sadly passed away. The one triplet I supplemented in the morning is...
  16. F

    Generation and breed confusion

    Hi all, I'm new to goat farming and inherited a purebred nigerian dwarf buck and two mini alpine does. They are registered and their papers say the ND buck is pure and the females are 50% ND and 50% alpine. My understanding is that the does are first generation F1 mini alpine. Is this correct...
  17. P

    Hello from missouri!

    Hi all ! I'm from a small town called potosi in missouri it's about a hour from st louis.. I've got horses (and a mini donkey but dont tell him hes not a horse) and goats (mostly nubians!) I raise a couple pigs from time to time for butcher.. Right now I have 3 horses blade ,butter cup...
  18. abraeri

    Goat pregnancy and toxic plants

    I've been looking in a lot of places but can't find the effects of toxic plants on a pregnant goat. Our goats were confirmed pregnant at around 50 days after breeding using BioPRYNN. How far along would the pregnancy have to be in order for there to be a visible sign of abortion/miscarriage...
  19. A

    Goats and Turkeys sharing pasture?

    Hi everyone, I'm new to turkeys and goats but I'm playing around with the idea of having them share pasture. I know housing chickens and turkeys together can come with its own challenges, such as them sharing diseases, especially Histomoniasis/Blackhead. Then I had this idea that perhaps I could...
  20. thylacinu

    Future Herder in KS

    Hey y'all, I don't own anything other than cats and dogs right now, but I'm saving up my money to get a house with some acreage in the next couple of years or so and to keep some a couple of donkeys and/or mules as companion animals as well as a small flock of chickens and maybe a few other...
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