1. Rustic Green Acres

    How do you tell the difference between Nigerian dwarf and Pygmy?

    Newbie mini goat owner here. I am trying to figure out if my goats are Nigerian dwarf or pygmy? They where sold as Nigerian. But upon seeing some Nigerians, mine seem very stocky. It doesn't really matter what they are, I just want to know what I am looking at.
  2. goatbarn25

    Do you think my goats got bred?

    I have a mini Alpine buckling, who is about two months old. I have kept him separate from my does so that he doesn't breed them, because I have heard that bucks can breed at 6 weeks of age. Last night he somehow got out of his cage, and in with 2 of my Nigerian Dwarf 1 year old does. I did not...
  3. C

    Asking some questions...

    Hi! I am hoping to start a small herd of dairy goats, and i have a few questions. 1. From everything that i have read, i have decided that Nigerian Dwarf goats would best fit my situation. Does anyone have any experience with these? does their milk taste good? How much milk will they give? 2...
  4. M

    Goat balls on the small side??

    Hi all! Long time page lurker, first time member/poster! 😂 Thoughts on this 9 month old buckling? His testicles are almost non-existent. I reached out to the breeder for help, as this is my first time breeding, and shared a picture of one of hers about the same age. My guy doesn’t even...
  5. 2

    Pygmy x ND Cross?

  6. BlueRoanPainted

    Pricing new goats

    My Grandparents-in-law have a neighbor who has goats that get on their rental feilds all the time and eat their crops (pesticides and all) this neighbor has been warned and it's come down to her rehoming them or they are going to sue for damages, because she refuses to repair her fencing and...
  7. Rustic Green Acres

    What breed of goats do I have?!

    I got some goats this summer and I haven't been able to figure out what breed they are. White one is the grandma Black one is the daughter/mom Little black & white one is the brother, he has quite long hair. Little black & brown one is the sister
  8. D

    ADGA Nigerian Dwarf Herd - PA, MD, VA

    7 Nigerian Dwarf does for sale. 2 yearlings and 5 bred does (ages from 2-5yrs). Clean tested herd. Very friendly, come when called, stand for milking and hoof trims, used to livestock guardian dogs, trained to electric fence. Will sell all together or split. Would make great starter herd for...
  9. Kalimak

    Purebred Nubian buck available

    Purebred Nubian buck available in royal palm beach Florida. 10 months old. CDT up to date. He’s from Blissberry and J&M Hideaway lines. His mom milks a gallon a day. Strong and healthy. Colored white and mocha.
  10. goatbarn25

    Goat Injury

    My goats are in the barn for the winter, and today they made a mess of their stall, they must have gotten really bored, they started tearing apart the fencing between their stall on another one of my does. When I went to milk this evening, one of my does face is scratched up, one of her eyes is...
  11. goatbarn25

    Why is my goat scratching his nose so bad a ripping all of the fur off of it?

    My billy goat just started loosing hair on his nose one day...it was the area between his eyes and nose, now, some hair is growing back, but the main area between his nose and eyes still has no hair. My mom said that he is probably scratching his nose, because there is something itching it. I...
  12. Rustic Green Acres

    First time goat owner

    We are going to be getting 2 young Nubian cross goats, around 2 months old. This is our first time getting goats, have had lots of animal just never goats. What are some key things to be aware of? we are thinking of putting them on a grassy patch, do we need to worry about over grazing? What...
  13. newgoatiemom

    Goat Banding smells bad

    Hi All, I have two 4 month Nigerian goat bucklings that I banded about 4 days ago. All was going well, balls were starting to shrink, until today they both started smelling horrible! Like death. I checked the bands and everything looks normal. No swelling, oozing or redness. I did not see any...
  14. 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...
  15. Rustic Green Acres

    Price for goats?

    Hi, I am new to the goat world. I am wanting to get some goats soon here. what is a good price for them? I have someone local who is selling a 2y old saanen x boar doe and her 2 kid bucks, all for $650 is that a fair price?
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...