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    Thread: Bonding goats dam raised and bottle babies
Post: RE: Bonding goats dam raised and bottle babies

I've had both bottle raised and dam raised. My experience was exactly like Nanno. My kids just preferred their momma over a rubber nipple. I now only have dam raised babies. They are everybit as attac...
Stringinit Training at Home and On the Trail 4 390 05-17-2022, 12:57 PM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Well Nala developed a mild form of Mastitis. We noticed a very slight pink hue to the milk after we had hand milked her. We filter all of her milk and we had noticed small amounts of blood on the f...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 1,141 05-01-2022, 06:42 PM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

  Nala and her baby boy. She truly is an amazing goat. She's got the best udders and we can milk her without a stanchion. Such a great a mother as well. Her temperature has been normal at all t...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 1,141 04-16-2022, 12:31 PM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

So, Nala had a retained placenta. I was in contact with my local vet and had reached out to Nanno who has been so helpful. Thank you!!! Nala had given birth to the first baby boy relatively easily....
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 1,141 04-14-2022, 10:33 AM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Thank you for the very detailed response I will definitely keep these suggestions on standby the next time we have a pregnancy. Nala is our doe this year. Looks like our little boy is going to need a ...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 1,141 04-13-2022, 10:27 AM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Well. It was bittersweet. First baby boy came out very quickly. I was beginning to think there was only going to be one because in her previous pregnancies she gave birth minutes apart. The last baby ...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 1,141 04-13-2022, 05:41 AM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Well we're in-between thunderstorms and she's going into labor this evening. I took good notes last year and I'm pretty confident based on her condition. She has these 2 very large veins just in f...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 1,141 04-12-2022, 05:13 PM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Well today is Nala's due date and there's not much change in her appearance just a little more filled out and her udders are still on the small side. Her lady area is starting to swell some so my gues...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 1,141 04-11-2022, 10:32 AM
    Thread: Do nubians ever quiet down?
Post: RE: Do nubians ever quiet down?

My la mancha alpine crosses would give nubians a run for their money as far as volume.. After I castrate they very quickly became more relaxed and less emotional. It is common for all goats to be voca...
Stringinit Training at Home and On the Trail 8 599 04-11-2022, 08:02 AM
    Thread: Help! Lost.2.Goats.to.Severe Diahrea, 3rd in Jepardy
Post: RE: Help! Lost.2.Goats.to.Severe Diahrea, 3rd in J...

One of my does had very similar symptoms. She had severe diarrhea and was on her last legs just 1 day into her bout. I crushed some activated charcoal and loaded a syringe with water and squirted it ...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 29 2,378 04-11-2022, 07:52 AM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Thank you Nanno. You have always been very helpful.  I'll keep an eye on her and will let you know how Nala does. Still learning the goat world. Thanks again
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 1,141 04-01-2022, 09:29 PM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: Unusual pregnancy

Long story short. My doe is due to kid in 11 days. Previous pregnancies she would look like she was ready to burst for about a month before her due date. This pregnancy she is just in the past week be...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 14 1,141 04-01-2022, 08:13 AM
    Thread: Helicopters and stampeding goats
Post: RE: Helicopters and stampeding goats

Well, I have caused a ruckus. I filed a complaint through the FAA and I even got a response on a Sunday. I was unable to get a tail number and the FAA needs that information to proceed. I'm hoping PGE...
Stringinit Goats at Home 4 1,025 01-10-2022, 09:54 AM
    Thread: Helicopters and stampeding goats
Post: Helicopters and stampeding goats

Today like so many times before a low flying helicopter inspecting power lines has caused my goats to stampede. I have filed so many complaints to our power company, local sheriff, county and as well...
Stringinit Goats at Home 4 1,025 01-09-2022, 12:52 PM
    Thread: Doeling breeding age
Post: RE: Doeling breeding age

Much appreciated thank you all. Her heat cycle was very short, about a day and a half. I'm most likely not going to breed her this season. I have plenty of goats and too much milk, cheese, butter, ...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 4 1,401 12-14-2021, 05:15 PM
    Thread: Doeling breeding age
Post: Doeling breeding age

I don't have definite plans to breed my doeling but there is a possibility.  I am not experienced with younger does. Cricket (alpine/lamancha) is only 6 1/2 months old but she's over 80lbs and is...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 4 1,401 12-12-2021, 06:13 PM
    Thread: Too much!
Post: Too much!

I learned a valuable lesson a few days ago.  Everyone has heard or has been told to not drastically change your goats diet. Which I thought I was not. I have an old wine Vinyard, I don't make w...
Stringinit Health and Wellness 1 833 07-27-2021, 05:45 AM
    Thread: Sable/Saanen
Post: Sable/Saanen

I was curious if anyone has had the Sable variation of the Saanen on the trail packing.  I have a Saanen and he does great 99% of the time. Its only at the height of summer does he seem to show mo...
Stringinit Equipment & Techniques for the Trail 4 2,001 03-12-2021, 12:59 PM
    Thread: King of the mountain!
Post: RE: King of the mountain!

That's awesome! My kinda goat, la mancha too. How much are you asking for him... only if he had horns. Great picture by the way, it must've been pretty difficult to get up there.
Stringinit The Campfire 1 1,165 01-06-2021, 07:38 PM
    Thread: What did you do today?
Post: RE: Leif did it!

Taffy Wrote: (12-19-2020, 07:07 PM) -- Taffy Wrote: (12-18-2020, 08:50 PM) -- When I got home this evening I stopped at the goat pen to give them their nightly hay.  The gate to the hay mow was ope...
Stringinit The Campfire 1,364 1,989,599 12-22-2020, 08:39 AM