Kids are dam-raised and will typically be sold upon weaning at four months of age unless prior arrangements have been made. Doelings may be allowed to remain longer for maximum benefit from their dams, as it may result in better growth and fewer metabolic problems in the future. Some considerations may be made for show […]
Halloween Day dawned bright and sunny for Heidi’s due date. She was right on target last year, and looked to be headed that way this year too. She had been patiently waiting these last few days, and looked much like a beached (but content) white whale chewing her cud in the shade of the hackberry […]
Woo hoo! We did it! Our first official full-blooded dairy goat doe kid. With seven out of seven being born as bucklings this past Winter and Spring, I wondered when our first doeling would arrive. In fact, I have actually heard from a goat-friend this year that some bucks can be known for throwing high […]
When the kids are about one week old, we start letting them go out with their dams into the field for a couple of hours each evening. Napping kids can sometimes get left behind when the herd comes in at sunset.