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  1. Homesteading Questions
    Hey there, I am responsible for two lovely Nubian dwarf goats at my work. They’re both females and about 10 years old. Recently we’ve been concerned by how much one of the goats seems to be laying in the sun. Even on hot days! Even when her sister takes shelter in the shed. She’ll do this in...
  2. Goats
    Hi, I'm new so I don't exactly know how this works but if anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I have a doeling (about 6 months old) fall into our water trough today. I have no idea how long she was in there and couldn't get out. I could tell she was extremely tired; it took her 15...
  3. Goats
    Both kids come from a CAE negative Dam and Sire and are up to date with their CDT shots. Margarita's Love Star ($400)* 3-month-old Doeling, ADGA Registered, black with white markings, disbudded, and has waddles. The father is polled, blue-eyed, and has moon spots. The mother is buckskin with...
  4. Goats
    I am starting a small homestead. I claimed a kid from a friend that was born 3-17-2022. My friend came by today 3-26-2022 to take me to see her. Well, I ended up taking the doe and her other kid. One kid was failing while the other kid looked good. I got them home and found out the doe has...
  5. Goats
    I need helping coming up with ideas for a farm name. I have nigerian dwarf goats. Also have chickens, 3 dogs,a cat, n turkey. Maybe have wild in the name.. Live on smokey rd, pine trees n bamboo in yard. House n fav color is blue. Any catchy or funny ideas for a farm name would be greatly...
  6. Introductions
    Hi, from South Louisiana. My name is Brittany and my family and I have had goats for a year and chickens for 5 years and are now considering raising rabbits. I am excited to learn as much as possible here and meet people with like minded goals.
  7. Goats
    As a lot of yo know I have been working on a story set in a homesteading group in a post apocalyptic southern IL. 2day’s question is what sort of numbers of goats would yo need to get milk for 40 people. The goats would be gathered from the surrounding areas (lots of abandoned places with live...
  8. Goats
    Not sure if I'm posting this in the right thing but here it goes. I have a an 8 month old nigerian dwarf, she was running across the yard with me back and forth, she started making a snorting noise? Why could that be? She seemed to enjoy running back and force, even jumping and twisting in the...
  9. Homesteading Questions
    We have a 3.5 year old Pygmy goat and we ended up in a situation where she ended up being an only goat. She has never been alone or lonely but she did not have any goat friends... we thought she needed a goat friend so we looked for a match and thought we had found one in a Nigerian Dwarf Goat...
  10. Goats
    ok so .. where to start.. lol .. i noticed my neighbors next door got a goat after ive had mine for a few weeks now.. i thought "oh wow , they just got one, man.. its going to constantly be screaming... " mine where freaking out cause theirs is screaming its head off and they want to go see...
  11. Goats
    i was cleaning Bluebell off this morning to milk and felt a lump . so i looked closer and it kinda just looks like a zit .. it comes to a head. i tried to call my "goat mentor" about it , but i had to go to work and never got a hold of her. shes avoiding her doeling, Hazel from nursing on that...
  12. Goats
    Hi Y’all, I have a 8month old miniature goat who is panting all day and night. We are i winter here so temps are low and there is no humidity. I have had him checked by a vet for Anemia and pneumonia to no avail. He has no other symptoms and behaviour is normal most of the time. Has anyone...
  13. Goats
    i posted about 2 weeks ago i was getting goats, well their here.. mama Bluebell and a little doeling Hazel. its mamas first freshening, so the milking stand is a little scary for her .. i lift her up onto it myself, and then get her to put her head in the holder by pouring some pellets and...
  14. Goats
    hello I have a week old baby doe here. I got her about 3 days ago. She has been getting goat milk from one of my other does 4 times a day. 6-8 ounces worth. She has taken the bottle good till now. She has not eaten since 6 am , over 18 hours ago. She doesn't want to drink, but is still...
  15. Goats
    Hi there, I am somewhat new to having goats and have had my 2 female Nigerian Dwarf goats since last year. They have been a joy as I let them free range on the acre I have. I'm in the process of building their own area so I can have a garden since they eat everything in sight. My daughter and I...
  16. Goats
    This is an update to the last post. I went out to the field today and one side of her bag was huge, the only way I can explain it was like two basketballs fused together but only one is inflated. I got her to the house and felt her udder and it was hard like a rock. I couldn't get anything out...
  17. Goats
    We have a Nigerian Dwarf who seemed to be in labor yesterday afternoon. She had dropped a pile of goo and had more hanging from her vulva. There was a bubble present, but nothing showed inside of it. Her vulva was swollen. She pawed at the ground a lot, and kept laboring to stand up and then lie...
  18. Goats
    So my goat is about 6 months old and she is quite small. She got her leg stuck in some string like wire, it was not metal. We had to cut it off and she started to limp a bit. We figured it was a minor sprain, but a few days later she wouldn’t put any weight on it. There was a small area on her...
  19. Introductions
    Need help determining breed of goat. We kinda rescued him a minor who couldn't keep him. She said he was a saanen but the vet last week said she wasn't sure what he was. He's short like a Nigerian.
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