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

I tried a hybrid bottle/dam approach early on and it was a dismal failure. I never attempted it again. It just made the kids angry because they weren't hungry enough to want to take a bottle, and me s...
Nanno Training at Home and On the Trail 2 40 05-16-2022, 01:48 PM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

We wrapped up kidding season yesterday afternoon! Ziggy looked like she was getting close, but she wasn't looking quite ready yet so I decided to run down to the grocery store. By the time I got back ...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 05-15-2022, 08:03 AM
    Thread: Preditor attack. What did this?
Post: RE: Preditor attack. What did this?

Yikes! I'm so sorry this happened! That had to be a very traumatic discovery. I'd feel positively sick to my stomach if I found one of my goats like that. Coyotes maybe? They often eat only entrai...
Nanno Goats at Home 5 163 05-08-2022, 07:17 PM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

I couldn't get enough of Isabella and her baby. She's such an adorable little mama! Isabella cried for Snowball for a few minutes, but she soon forgot about her mom in the excitement of welcoming her...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 05-06-2022, 08:24 AM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

On Friday, April 28th we had a highly unusual situation. Isabella, who is Snowball's yearling kid, began showing strong signs of going into labor that morning. Snowball and Isabella have always been i...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 05-06-2022, 08:18 AM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

A few more photos from last Thursday. A week ago, all six kids could fit into the doghouse. I seriously doubt they'd all fit now!  Roscoe discovers the teeter-totter. This toy should be a lot of fu...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 05-06-2022, 07:31 AM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

I love this picture of Phil and the kids.  Just a few days old and they've discovered the mineral blocks!  Finally... A photo of Toots! Right now her whole front end is white, but I think it's g...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 05-06-2022, 07:25 AM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

"Um... what do I do now, Mom?" Poor Bugsy. At one day old, he had a hard time standing on our slippery basement floor!  Much easier to stand up on the dirt! "Who is this funny person, and what is t...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 05-06-2022, 07:15 AM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

At long last--some photos!  I already posted a photo of little Bonnie, so here is Clyde.  Sadie went from licking her kid to licking Phil's hat. Mmm... tasty!  Spats makes an appearance.  S...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 05-06-2022, 06:55 AM
    Thread: Help! Lost.2.Goats.to.Severe Diahrea, 3rd in Jepardy
Post: RE: Help! Lost.2.Goats.to.Severe Diahrea, 3rd in J...

I'm sorry Blackie is still weak in the hind end. However, it's much too soon to question whether he'll pack again. I thought old Cuzco might never pack again after his run-in with coyotes. He was alre...
Nanno Health and Wellness 29 1,287 05-03-2022, 07:16 AM
    Thread: Starting clicker training
Post: RE: Starting clicker training

You can jump straight into clicker training without any previous training. I prefer to click with my tongue so I don't have to hold anything in my hands. As for your last question, the more goats lear...
Nanno Training at Home and On the Trail 2 113 05-02-2022, 08:17 AM
    Thread: Unusual pregnancy
Post: RE: Unusual pregnancy

Glad she's doing better. Sometimes blood in the milk is from a lot of congestion or an overly fully udder, but not necessarily mastitis. One thing for sure--congestion or overfilling can quickly lead ...
Nanno Health and Wellness 14 521 05-02-2022, 07:47 AM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

Still no time to post photos, but we've named Spats' little sister "Toots" and Skeeter's boys are Rosco and Bugsy. Can you detect a theme here? We had them all out playing today and it was so much fun...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 04-26-2022, 06:21 PM
    Thread: Pack Goat Central Tee Shirts?
Post: RE: Pack Goat Central Tee Shirts?

Herb (Charlie Horse) designed our banner and he even designed a really cool (and very similar) t-shirt for NAPgA years ago. We ran out, but then NAPgA put it back on the store recently. You can buy on...
Nanno Support and Boring Forum Announcements 1 122 04-26-2022, 11:58 AM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

It's been an exciting couple of days here at Goat-O-Rama! I don't have time to post all the photos now, but I'll post the first photo I took of this season's kids. Meet Bonnie--the first kid born here...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 04-25-2022, 07:15 PM
    Thread: goats for sale
Post: RE: goats for sale

They're lovely. I hope you find a nice packing home for them. You might even reach out to your local 4-H clubs. If any of them offer a utility goat project they might have some kids that are very inte...
Nanno Classifieds 3 276 04-25-2022, 06:36 PM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: RE: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

Four kids today! Sadie had a girl and a boy, and Mocha had a great big boy and a girl! Skeeter looks like she could go any time. I'll post photos and the blow-by-blow as soon as I get a chance!
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 04-23-2022, 07:27 PM
    Thread: Help! Lost.2.Goats.to.Severe Diahrea, 3rd in Jepardy
Post: RE: Help! Lost.2.Goats.to.Severe Diahrea, 3rd in J...

I'm glad Blackie is continuing to improve!
Nanno Health and Wellness 29 1,287 04-23-2022, 07:41 AM
    Thread: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!
Post: Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2022!

We're gearing up for a busy weekend here at Goat-O-Rama! Skeeter and Sadie are due on Friday, Apr. 22, Mocha and Isabella are due Saturday, Apr. 23, and Snowball is due Sunday, Apr. 24!  So far Mo...
Nanno G.O.A.T. 11 519 04-21-2022, 11:21 AM
    Thread: Help! Lost.2.Goats.to.Severe Diahrea, 3rd in Jepardy
Post: RE: Help! Lost.2.Goats.to.Severe Diahrea, 3rd in J...

So strange! Sounds like you've got a good plan for nursing Blackie back to health. I hope he makes a full recovery in the very near future. You're wise to keep an eye out for polio. Stress can sometim...
Nanno Health and Wellness 29 1,287 04-20-2022, 06:43 PM