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  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. theshany

    Chick in trouble!

    I need help. My chicks hatched last night and all are doing well but one has a lump on her belly. Looks like a hernia from the umbilical cord. She hatched in the night and half the egg shell was stuck to her belly and dragging by the cord, so I presume this caused the lump around her navel. I...
  3. 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!!!
  4. Angeliki Manouselis

    CD-T Injection Site Abscess

    All 5 of my goats got their CD-T vaccines done almost 3 weeks ago. No reactions, everyone has been acting normal. I am still new to goats and this was my first time with injections so I had my friend who is a vet tech do them SQ while I held my goats and watched. She decided to do all right...
  5. A

    Pregnant ewe with scouts help!

    Good morning The evening before yesterday my ram rammed through our gate into our chicken area and our 3 ewes and him got out. They went straight for the chicken coop and gorged them selves on chicken feed. 2 ewes had diarrhea the ewe who is further along probably about 4 months pregnant is...
  6. Angeliki Manouselis

    New twins!

    So this is my first time having goats kidding, It feels so surreal that they have finally arrived! I am disappointed that I was at work and I missed the birth, I came home to two dry sleeping twins. Today, I had to clean orange poop from the buckling's rear end, seems like his poo isn't dry...
  7. 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...
  8. Lydia Schwoerer

    !!Sick Male, Cannot Stand. Legs are Locked. Need Help and Advice!!

    One of my older whethers has become pretty ill. I noticed him acting a little lethargic a few days ago and just dismissed it as part of the cold (we are currently experiencing -20F temperatures right now). The next day I noticed he was not getting up for food so I tried to pick him up and have...
  9. H

    Introducing herd

    Any advice would be so appreciated!!! I have two 8 month goats One doe and one weathered who I have raised since birth and bottle fed. (Spoiled brats and I LOVE them!! ) I have two new 8 day old twins I am bottle feeding inside. I took them out to meet my two goats today. They all but tried...
  10. S

    Help- Swelling after dog attack (goat)

    Hi, We are new to goats (NDGs) and have already had our first tragedy. The neighbors' giant pit jumped out outer 4 ft fence, and the goats' 5 ft fence on Saturday evening. He killed out black and white spotted doeling (Dot) outright and injured her sister (Savy). She has puncture wounds on both...
  11. EmilyClick28

    Is it safe to transport rabbits in car trunk?

    There is a rabbit show coming up this Saturday, and I'm bringing 8 rabbits. The show is only about 45 mins away, so it will be a short drive. Unfortunately I have a fairly small car and won't be able to fit all the travel cages in the back/passenger seats, so I'm going to need to put some of...
  12. MatthewsHomestead

    Any idea?....

    Does anyone have any ideas what this big guy may be mixed with? He supposedly is part Lionhead. I thought maybe some Silver Fox because of the color on his toes and bc he is a good size for a dual purpose bunny. I've only raised Californian and New Zealand so I'm new and clueless to other...
  13. Feo

    Sick, wormy, lice infested, baby goat

    Hey people! First things first, this is NOT my goat. It is my neighbors, I just brought it home because I am more suitable for helping it at this point. He is a 4(?) Month old kiko cross. Very tiny. He is extremly wormy, I belive the worms have become immune to the wormer my neighbors use...
  14. N

    Feeding my 5 day old kids

    5 day old Nigerian dwarf goats
  15. EmilyClick28

    Doe died, kits are 3 weeks old. Help!!!

    My doe died unexpectedly this morning, for unknown causes. She has 6 kits that are all still alive, they are almost 3 weeks old. I really want to keep this litter alive, how can I do that? Can they eat hay and pellets yet? Is there some kind of formula I could bottle feed them? Please help...
  16. First Time Goat.Mum

    Bleeding Banding

    Just as everything is settling down, I went to check and Dilly is bleeding. He was banded approx 4 weeks ago (1 week old but he had dropped) and a livestock vet said the banding looked great but today I went to check and his parts were bleeding and were barely hanging on my a strand. From my...
  17. Dwarfgoatnoob

    Osiris the buckling

    I own one buckling 9 months (took him from a friend before I knew much about goats) old and am supposed to be getting two more wethers very soon. I was told I can’t have them together because of testosterone problems but can somebody go into more detail about that please? I can seperate them if...
  18. First Time Goat.Mum

    Purple Disbudding Spots?

    So today I decided to research and make sure our goats were properly disbudded and banded. After looking at a few things I saw that ours were not as most people’s looked. From what I saw most were brown and copper but ours are a deep purple. The dsibudding was done about two weeks ago but the...
  19. Dwarfgoatnoob

    9 month old Nigerian dwarf

    can my 9 month dwarf survive in the cold? the temperature won’t drop below 15 degrees. Will he be ok or do I need heaters/heat lamps? Any input helps. New to this
  20. Dwarfgoatnoob

    PLEASE HELP!

    I recently bought a Nigerian dwarf goat and he barely eats the hay we got for him. I looked it up and it said he could eat Timothy grass but he doesn’t seem to like it. We might try and bring him to a supply store and see what he likes.im worried about him someone help
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