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  1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. W

    Finally a DIY feeder I like

    I’m not saying this is the best feeder design out there, but it is the best one I have been able come up with. I am pleased with it. I built 2 others that I was not happy with. I see a lot of designs the utilize wire with 2”X4” wire mesh. I tried using this wire and was not pleased with it at...
  4. 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!
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Farmer Connie

    Just showing off my newest twins

    New kids are always a joy. We only breed selected nannies once annually. This is one of our better mothers. Unfortunately she passed away a month after weening of the kids.:( This was one of the happy moments with her. This video is Ms. Pearl, with her last babies, shyla and shyanne. I miss Ms...
  8. G

    New goat momma has questions.

    Hey, I am getting my 2 nigerian dwarf wethers this weekend. I already have a pen off to the side of the yard for my chickens. It is pretty big, so I built the goats a shelter on the opposite end of the chicken coop. The goats will be let out of the pen every morning. Most mornings I will leave...
  9. Prairie Fleur

    KS - Nigerian Dwarf kids

    3 wethers or unregistered buck kids available. $50 each as wethers, $100 for intact herdsire prospects. Out of registered stock, excellent milking bloodlines. 1 mini Nubian doeling. Dam is producing approximately 3/4 gal/day. Sire is Dills Mister Missunderstood *B. Not registrable. $300 1...
  10. R

    Alfalfa Pellets as primary feed

    I have a herd of 7 Nigerian Dwarfs. 2 kids, 4 does (1 still in milk) and a buck. All of them are 3 years old or less. We have had them on hay but want to switch to pellets because we are struggling to find good hay where we are at. My questions are: 1. How much to feed per day, per goat? 2...
  11. J

    Help please 3 wk doeling not eating

    The doeling is 3 weeks old and was a triplet. She was the runt. She was given to me a few days ago to save because mom wasn't feeding them and she was extremely underweight and dehydrated. She was grinding teeth Monday, cried when began urinating, refused to drink milk. She was seen by vet...
  12. WildOaksManor

    ND Goat with ultra dry, flaking skin - Vet suggests euthanizing?

    My 1 1/2 year old Nigerian Dwarf, Arrow, is having a rough time. I am hoping someone here has some advice or experience with a similar issue. Arrow was wormed with Ivermectin pour-on, per vets recommendation at the end of Sept, '16. Shortly after, I noticed flaking, dry skin on a couple does...
  13. courtneycdietz

    What color is my Nigerian?

    Hello! I'm relatively new to goats, I have had two pygmy's for a year now, and I just bought a little Nigerian boy this spring. My Dream is to be a hobby farmer, but that besides the point! I have researched and scoured the internet, but I can't seem to figure out what color his coat is...
  14. Ferguson K

    Ferguson K's kidding thread! - Morgan's turn

    Here we may have a little more fun. All of the does are expecting and I have no idea when!!! I'm a bad mom. I've been busy and didn't hand breed. The boys were introduced to the girls in early October. Early October for Prudence, Lilly, and Poppy. Late October for Aelia, Miss Red, Karma, and...
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