1. J


    I have a doe and two kids (about a 6 weeks old). A few days ago one kid looked like she had the beginning of orf around her mouth (blister- not scab). Now it looks like the other kid has one spot and the doe and a few on her udder. But, we have never had orf so I am wondering if there is...
  2. C

    New Goat Mom in Need of Advice

    Hi all! My name is Michelle and I’m new to Backyard Herds. I’ve also just recently became the head of a small goat herd. We have a mature billy and just bought a couple of bucklings as well. The mature billy has started a weird snorting sound and is “biting” (quickly licking and snipping at...
  3. M

    75% Nigerian 25% Pygmy

    We are considering buying a purebred Nigerian dwarf female who has been exposed to a buck who is half Nigerian half Pygmy. We are interested in goats for milk. We figure the offspring would still be good milkers, but maybe stockier. Anyone experience this cross before? Thanks!
  4. A

    Should I be concerned

    That a set of twins born 2/26 from a doe with really low hanging udders that they have a really hard time latching on aren't getting enough milk? The doe won't let me try to milk her to see, she has really weird udders too... I rescued her and wasn't going to breed her because i think she's kind...
  5. courtney painter

    Help with newborn goats

    My goat just had two little babies 3 hours ago. After she birth them, she isn’t cleaning them or fooling with them. The one is up all over the place and the other is laying on the ground. Should I clean them with towel or just give her more time to clean them?
  6. D

    My goats stomache is shacking/pulsing

    Ok so we got two 1 moth old boy goats yesterday and have only had them for about a day and we noticed that there stomach is pulsing kinda like heavy breathing but we are not sure why and at points they will start to shake from there stomach and back . We checked there temp and they are normal...
  7. Rosetta

    Update on Rosie

    After admitting her to the hospital for the weekend due to a case of acidosis, (she can't breathe out enough carbon dioxide) we went to see her today, and she had to be put down. Her temperature dropped and her body was shutting down. There weregas bubbles in her abdomen and fluid outside her...
  8. Rosetta

    Goat falling asleepwhen bottle feeding!!!

    Help! My baby goat keeps falling asleep when I go to feed her. Then the bottle leaks everywhere and I don't know if shes eating anything at all. Or just making a mess. Tips?
  9. Rosetta

    Trouble bottle feeding

    I have a new baby goat, she's a board/Nubian cross, and she's about two weeks old. (Her name's Rosetta) I tried bottle feeding her for the first time, (I know it doesn't always work the first the first time) and she would only take it from the side of her mouth. She wouldn't suck it, just chew...
  10. P

    Can I wean my wethers and doe off of grain?

    I have 5 wethers and 1 doe, ranging from 2-5 years old. I got 4 out of 6 of them when they were 8 weeks old, and the other two I got when they were just a day or two old as bottle babies. Ever since I got them from their breeder's, I have been told to keep them on grain. Lately, I just feel like...
  11. Rancer

    Life is amazing out in Palisades WA

  12. M

    Should my baby goats be getting bigger around the tummy?

    I have two female goats both 3 and a half weeks, they were neglected by their mum and we have to bottle feed them. They are getting a bit rounder around their tummy’s but not anywhere else, am I feeding them two much (3 times a day with a small coke bottle) and what can I do if I am feeding them...
  13. K

    Goats or sheep

    Goats or sheep? Which do you prefer and why? And what are some potential uses of each? Know about some of the more obvious uses but curious to hear your thoughts/the less obvious ones.

    Fred D and life on the Lazy D

    Hi, This is the beginning of my journal. First off to avoid confusion with my friend cntryBoy 777 whom is also named Fred I can be referred to as Fred D . First a little about myself. I bought 5.5 acres outside Celeste TX back in 2006 with the hopes of retiring there someday. I lived in...
  15. Latestarter

    Latestarter's 2019 kidding

    April just got "had" by RJ so right now it looks like first kidding will be on/about March 13th. I had all the girls, adults and yearlings with the buck and wethers up till September 5th. I had hoped to separate my buck RJ before he went into rut or any of the girls went into heat. I saw him...
  16. K

    Which fence?

    Which of these fences should I use for goats? Or should I use something else entirely? https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/feedlot-panel-cattle-16-ft-l-x-50-in-h https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/welded-wire-48-in-x-100-ft...
  17. Taylormfoster12


    Hello. Today my goat nocked over the box of chicken feed and it spilled all over he started eating I don't know how much he ate but it doesn't seem that he ate alot. He's a 4 month boar goat. I've allready given him Tums gas x and baking soda. I've also pressed on his stummac to release any gas...
  18. Tamara

    What to do about muddy areas!

    I’ve been battling the excess mud for years. I finally found a solution using mudstopper but they are discontinuing it! Looking for cheap, quick solutions. Single mom sheep herder.
  19. MatthewsHomestead

    Kudzoo, Give me Kudzoo, so say the goats!

    Ok, so I've heard over and over that no grazing animal likes kudzoo. Total horse crock! The stuff is like crack to my goats. Here they are in my jungle I attempt to call garden, and all they want is the kudzoo thicket out back on someone else's land!
  20. Feo

    Weak Goat won't eat

    Hey, i just got back on town from a 3 week trip. When I left my 9 year old Saanen was fine, but now she is very weak and won't eat. She definatly has worms which I already treated with cydectin from the vet and SafeGuard. I believe she must've gotten them from the baby kiko I had a month ago...