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  1. Urinary Calculi

    Goats
    Recently bought a little billy, whom I think had urinary issues to begin with. He peed all over me when I got him home and I noticed a small amount of swelling to his sheath. Anyway...fast forward two days later, he's at the vet. It's determined he has a urethra that has burst. Vet says from...
  2. Im getting a goat, any advice?

    Goats
    Actually , im getting 2. both are Nigerian dwarf goats , one is an adult, and the other is one of her doeling. i just got to wait till her buckling is weened off of mama before i can go pick them up. EXCITED! i still got to go pick up the stuff for them, bedding , food, water and food buckets...
  3. LaMancha producing milk and never been bred?

    Goats
    I've had two LaMancha goats for the past 5-6 years and a while back one of them started producing milk, she had never been bred we got them as babies. Both of their bags looked full and I got milk from one. Is that normal for LaManchas? And would it be safe to drink the milk?
  4. Just bought a Homestead in Duvall, WA

    Introductions
    Just bought a homestead in Duvall, WA (literally just in time to get out of Bellevue where the majority of Washington Covid-19 cases are). We're on a 14 acre lot (10 of which is forested / Native Growth Retention Area). We're just getting our garden setup for a variety of crops (tomatoes...
  5. Need help ASAP

    Goats
    I’m new to the whole livestock and homesteading thing in general so I wanted to get a pet goat and I got a dwarf goat at the age of 2 months and felt bad that he was alone so my neighbor (the other tenant of the duplex I live in on this land), he decided to get a female 2 months as well this was...
  6. Need help ASAP

    Goats
    I’m new to the whole livestock and homesteading thing in general so I wanted to get a pet goat and I got a dwarf goat at the age of 2 months and felt bad that he was alone so my neighbor (the other tenant of the duplex I live in on this land), he decided to get a female 2 months as well this was...
  7. 4 yo new Nubian Goats not eating blackberry brambles!?

    Goats
    On Feb 17th (over two weeks ago,) we bought two Nubian goat whethers that are 4 years old and are twins. We got them to eat all our underbrush and weeds on our several acres. (Seven years ago we got two other Nubians whethers to do this and they did a wonderful job.) These two Nubians we...
  8. Buying a temp buck - your thoughts?

    Goats
    I want to get some Nigerians for milk but there aren't any buck owners in my area that offer stud service. Would it be wildly illogical to just buy a buck to service the does and then try to resell it? Or have any of yall done this? I feel like I don't have any other options at this point. So...
  9. New cria and yearling goats?

    Camelids
    Hello everyone! Not sure whether to put this in camelids or goats! I am very excited to be a new llama owner, as of about a week ago. Then the day before yesterday I had the surprise of a lifetime when I walked out to her pen and discovered she had just given birth to a cria! I had no idea she...
  10. Goats and dogs...

    Goats
    Brand new member, glad to be here. I recently purchased goats for the first time, I grew up on a small farm and own cattle but have never dealt with goats before. I'm establishing my own set up, apart from the family farm, while working full time. I am interested in getting a dog, with some...
  11. Playing with ideas on keeping all of my livestock together.

    Pigs
    So I have 4 acres of green pasture with some trees fenced in. I plan on doing 3 hot wires to keep the goats and dogs from rubbing on the fence. I want to have my 16 chickens, 3 goats, 3 pigs (AGH so should be docile enough to not kill the chickens), and 2 live stock guardian dogs in this fence...
  12. Advice on fecal egg counts for goats?

    Goats
    New to goat farming here! Regarding worms, after quite a bit of research, i decided to do my own fecal counts. I did the McMaster method for both my 10 week old LaMancha doelings. I expected to see a variety of worm eggs, but all I found was a single coccydia oocyst on the slide (for both of...
  13. Our goats just cleared three acres quickly and efficiently!

    Goats
    Have you used your goats for this? Do you have any before/after pics?
  14. Goats First Freshening Question

    Homesteading Questions
    Hey there. My goat, Dolly is definitely approaching her due date! The problem is... we are unaware of when she bred, so we are stuck playing a seriously exciting guessing game! Please view photos and let me know your thoughts! Days or Weeks?!?!? Here are some key notes: - tail is hooking -...
  15. female yearling boer goat found dead

    Goats
    We bought a young boer goat just a few months ago so our other boer (female) goat had some company. They were buddies. They were in with 8 ewes (sheep). We found the yearling lying in the shed on her back, dead. No sign of trauma. We are baffled. About 3 weeks later, our other boer died...
  16. Newbie from Illinois

    Introductions
    Hello all My name is Gigi and I am from IL born and raised in the Quad Cities. I lived in Alabama for 10 years and came home 2 years ago. My Fiancee and I recently purchased property I used to own in Mercer County, IL. We have 2 1/2 acres near a river and we just had the...
  17. Breeding sheep and goats

    Sheep
    so does any one use the preventative vaccine prior to breeding sheep and goats? Like the vibriosis or enzootic shot-vaccines? When do you give the shot? If so, where do you get them/buy them? What are they called? Are they worth the money, or necessary?
  18. What's going on here? she's already pregnant

    Goats
    I'm hoping someone can offer some insight into this. I have a doe who was pregnant this spring, had the kid but it died. So knowing we wanted this particular doe to have kids and knowing our breeding buck was going to Swiss Valley Foundation in the summer, we put her back in with the buck...
  19. New Member from southern Missouri

    Introductions
    Hi new member here. I have been a troll here on this forum for a while now going through and reading a lot of the threads. My Wife and I are originaly from Florida up until a couple of yrs. ago. We bought a few acres in south east Mo. close to the Arkansas line. We started a homestead here and...
  20. Red cell for goats

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