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  1. Momma.sea

    New Goat Mama Here

    First time goat owner here! (Excuse my lack of goat :D). I have 2 unregistered pure bred Nigerian dwarf goats, one buck and one (soon to be) wether. I originally purchased them as pets but I’m wanting to expand our herd for milk production in the coming year! I have a couple questions for you...
  2. seachick

    Goat stalls - cover the 2x4 framing or not?

    Building a new small barn -yay! Question: is there any advantage to covering the inside of the framing, at least the lower half, with boards or plywood? I see this done both ways in photos of other people's barns. It seems like it might make cleaning out the stall easier without all those...
  3. Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead 2019 Kidding Thread

    As y’all know, life has been crazy. We have baby goats on the way out of a doe that I didn’t truly think was bred. The one I thought was bred isn’t. :idunno:barnie Also, after evaluating everyone tonight...(Thanks @Goat Whisperer for the reminder to check the calendar. I was focused on Calving...
  4. J

    Multigenerational kidding

    I've been kidding for four years now, but this is the first year I've kept a mother and daughter while both are pregnant. Grandma kidded two weeks ago, and had (five!!!) kids, but unfortunately they were all stillborn. I'm guessing they were premee, but she kidded silently, and I wasn't there to...
  5. 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...
  6. K

    One day old goats ok?

    My doe had twins yesterday and I am not 100% sure they are nursing. They are super vocal and keep trying to but I have yet to see them latch. I keep checking on them but haven’t seen much but them sleeping and mom eating. I have put them on the nipple and have gotten a couple suckles from them...
  7. Laura Bradley

    What is going on??? Kidding soon?

    So my Nubian doe Diamond is due on Saturday, June 9, but she has been acting like she was in labor for the past two days. She lost her mucus plug last week and bagged up in the middle of April. I don;t know if she is going to go soon or not. Her udder is very full and she is very swollen "back...
  8. Duck lover88

    Can I keep a jack with pregnant does?

    Hey y'all I might buy a jack (not gelded) donkey, and we have 4 goats due to kid on Friday so I was wondering if the jack would try to kill the kids when they are born or what he would do??… We want him for a guardian for them all… So would it be ok If I get the jack before they kid or should I...
  9. Wehner Homestead

    Ligaments

    I wanted to get an idea of when others start checking ligaments (as in what day). I have Nigies. Diamond is Day 145 on 1/23. I checked her this morning out of curiosity and both were tight. (Rest assured, she's not showing any other signs.) I just want to be extra careful with her after the...
  10. Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Kidding Thread 2018

    We are getting geared up for our first Nigerian Dwarf babies! (We had one kid in Oct but we lost the kid and it was a csection. We also had Boers so this isn't our first kidding but we are beyond excited about Nigees!) Diamond due 1/23, 2F (FF triplet doelings) Nellie due 4/2, 2F (FF single...
  11. Wehner Homestead

    Naming

    We are expecting our first Nigerian Dwarf goat kids in January. I'm trying to figure out naming each animal. With our Cattle, we name each subsequent one with the same first letter as the dam. For example: Maddie has had Mollie, Melody, Maizy, and Mya. I realize that goats can be much more...
  12. Wehner Homestead

    Feeding a doe prior to kidding?

    I've read that some people feed their expectant Nigerian does for about 6 weeks prior to kidding. Is this something y'all do? If so, how much do you feed? Part of me is worried about getting singles too big but I don't want tiny multiples either. Any advice is appreciated. I'm more familiar with...
  13. Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead

    We bought our farm February 2010. Since then, we have added three kiddos (two of which, their first words was "moo.") We started with some Angus cows and a few finds with the best confirmation possible at market price to raise Show cattle. We've also added feeder pigs and we had Boer goats but...
  14. Sally Sunshine

    KIDDING SUPPLY LIST & Kidding NOTES

    ps.. after this info (same post) I posted an updated notes thoughts and things I have learned and things I would add and birth pics. KIDDING SUPPLY LIST & KIDDING NOTES What did I forget? ;) Paper towels Newborn kid coat Hand sanitizer Wireless intercom/CAM for keeping track of does Unwaxed...
  15. Lizjax

    Boer x nigerian dwarf cross

    My boer mix buck bred my nigerian dwarf doe unplanned. She has been in labor all week and getting close, has anyone ever delta with such a size difference and do you have any advise? I'm worried she is going to have a hard time kidding and the possibility of it being a big baby is very scary to...
  16. Thatdaywewokeupasfarmers

    What to Expect When Your Goat's Expecting?

    I'm sure all of my questions could be answered by surfing through the other threads on this site more deeply, but I'm pretty new around here and still feeling my way around. Anyway, my Rosie-girl (two year old Alpine) is pregnant! Her due date is April 17th, and as the time is getting closer...
  17. Queen Mum

    Queen Mum's 2017 Kidding thread

    I have four girls potentially bred: Evelyn, Margaret, Bonnie and Apricot. Bonzai is the buck. He is a purebred Alpine - papered. First up is Evelyn. She is two years old. She is 1/4 Mini La Mancha, 1/8 Nubian, 1/4 Oberhaslie and 1/8 Alpine. She weighs about 67 lbs. Her udder is big and...
  18. Cberggren

    Newborn Kid problems

    Hello so we've had 4 goats kid lately and last night one of the Mommas was giving birth to a breached baby, the baby came out and it's brother followed. However the one that breached won't feed on its own, has to be bottle fed. It's eyes hasn't opened yet and can't stand but the brother is in...
  19. 1crazybird

    limping momma

    I just came home to my doe who is pregnant, limping! She was out wondering so I am not sure how it happened but checking her over it seems to be a sprain but I fear worse. I see that there is no cut on her leg and though her hove needs a little trim it looks good. She is putting some wait on it...
  20. 1crazybird

    tricky kidding

    My one doe who I believe is breed is showing signs that she is kidding. Only problem is she seems ready to kid then all signs stop. Her udders are visible and about a hand full. She should be due soon but she doesn't have any saddle bags. She shows signs of mucus then stops. Has anyone else...
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