1. Old Hawkins Farm

    What to Name my Nigerian Wether

    Hello everyone! I recently purchased a Cream-colored, 4 month old nigerian dwarf wether. Please help me name him! I am looking for something short and sweet, for a shy, loving goat. Thanks!
  2. Childwanderer

    How long to wait between twins?

    My GCN ewe gave birth to a healthy ewe lamb sometime around half past 9 this morning. I've moved them to the barn. Mom/Cherry has eaten hay and drunk water. I offered her warm water with molasses, but she doesn't seem to like it. She is still fidgety and pawing the ground. I didn't get her...
  3. Gabby

    Goat Relapsing Anemia, Snowed in With No Vet! Help!

    Hello everyone! I have a tiny goat that seems to be prone to illness. She is a boer/nubian that is seven months old, but was in a set of twins and born very, very small while her sibling was born normal size. At seven months, she only weighs seventeen pounds. I was recently given a goat that...
  4. N

    pig has diahrrea and is walking in circles

    hi guys, im fairly new on here. i was womdering if you guys can help me.. i have a 4 month old pig that has diahrrea and is walking in circles his head is tilted toward the left.. im not sure whats wrong with him hes not eating..
  5. N

    First time pig owner in the Hi - desert California

    Hello my name is noemy.. I came across this site while looking for answers on how to take care of our pigs.. we're first time pig owners.. my uncle bought two pigs a couple months back turned out out one was pregnant and she had 14 pigs in one litter... the babies are about 3 months old now...
  6. G

    Sudden strange behavior

    Today my goat Charlotte started acting very strange all of a sudden. She seems like she has amnesia. She doesn't want to eat (she is usually obsessed with grain) she just stands in the same place and looks "spaced out". She's not hurt or blind, no changes in diet. And she's making a really loud...
  7. B

    Worms in poop

    So today I was cleaning the coop and I noticed some white worms that were wiggling around in a piece of poop. I was very grossed out-as I have never had to deal with anything like this before- so I quick just shoveled the poop in the bag and tried to clean the coop faster. However, I wished I...
  8. Eliya Sage

    False Alarm :)

  9. Kirsten miller

    Conditioning and keeping weight on lionhead show rabbits

    Hi y'all! So I've been raising rabbits for 15 years (minirex) and they were so easy to care for I have unlimited hay and pretty much food and everything was great I never had any issues. This year I decided to start raising lionheads and oh boy I'm going through trouble! I have 3 juniors and a...
  10. A

    Nigerian dwarf doeling lying down

    Our 12 week old Nigerian Dwarf doe was acting weird last night, lying down, then standing up, then lying down, over and over while she ate her grain. Anyone ever seen this behavior before? She seems totally normal besides the strange lying down behavior. Hoping she isn't in pain from bloat or...
  11. T

    Help! A bunch of my laying hens have Ascites Syndrome!

    So far I've lost 4 of my hens to Ascites over the past few months. Two Buff Orpingtons and two Silver Laced Wyandottes. Two more of my buffs now have swollen water bellies... I can't figure out what's causing it! I've done my research and know that the ascites is caused by organ failure, but I...
  12. D

    Please Help: Feeding Elderly Alpaca

    Hello, I have a 20 year old alpaca. He is blind and allergic to bermuda hay (vet confirmed) and needs grain to maintain his weight. I am unable to get the feed I was feeding anymore (mazuri alpaca growth formula) and can only get the chews, which he won't eat as they are too large. I am...
  13. B

    Dominate boar?

    So I am new to pigs and, Idecided to start with potbelly pigs. I purchased 3 does 2 breed and one that just got done with a litter as well as a 4 year old boar. At first more boar was more skiddish then the others but now he seems like he wants to attack me? Any help or insight on how to...
  14. A

    help! sick mini piglet!

    One of my mini piglets are sick! All 5 of them were abandoned by mom 3 says after birth so we took them inside to care for them. They are a week and a day old. Up until 2 says ago she was doing great just like her brother and 3 sisters. Now she mopes around and barely eats... Could it be...
  15. K

    New to me goat shaking

    Hi everyone, I'm kj and I just brought home two Nigerian Dwarf Does last night. They are about 4 years old. This morning one of the goats was shaking when I went out to check on them. I can't tell if she is afraid of me or ill. The other goat, Leia, is just fine, friendly, no shaking. Rey...
  16. E

    Questions about the care of backyard Nigerian Dwarf Goat wethers

    Hi! I'm Elise, I just joined. I'd like to introduce myself and ask a few questions. My family and I are looking into purchasing two or three young NDG wethers to have as companions/pets in our backyard (don't worry, there's space.) Since we will likely be bringing them home around mid-July...
  17. Josephine Parkinson

    Limping 2-Week Old Lamb

    I have a limping 2-Week old suffolk ewe lamb. None of her hooves are hot and there are no swellings on her legs. I'm new to both sheep and BYH (though I am WildWyandott110 on BYC). Any advice? I'm REALLY worried.... She and another lamb I keep for company are both bottle babies and have decent...
  18. D

    Jack suddenly agressive!

    Hello, I'm new on here looking for advice, I have two jack donkeys who will be getting gelded in the next few weeks who I found abandoned last year (common where I'm from) they are roughy two years old, they have always got along fine but for the past year but last night one of them suddenly got...
  19. Deer Nightmare


    I was wondering how much land does a usual cow needs. This may seem like a dumb question. Thanks for the info! Noelle
  20. totesmcgoats

    Baby Nigerians! Also, help!

    hi all! Came out to the barn this morning to two cutie bucklings, still a little damp. I just missed it! My question is about nursing. My nanny has a very low hanging udder and the kids are having a hard time getting a hold of the teat. She won't let me try and help the kids latch. I'm not...