Babies, Babies, and MORE Babies!! Baby Goats that is...
2021 Kidding at the Hippie Farmer is Underway!!
In just a little over a month, we will start to see our first babies of this year be born. We are so excited to see what colors we will get this year and how many baby goats will be coming Earth Side on our farm.
We have a few different breeds of dairy goats on our farm. We have two alpines named Delta and Athena. This breed is a larger breed goat which can produce up to a gallon each a day (if milked twice a day). And then there are also our Mini Nubians, which are a cross of a full Nubian breed to a Dwarf Nigerian. There is Karma, Gypsy, and Special. Some of our mini nubians are polled and give babies that are polled. That means they will grow no horns! Which is always a favorite. They can produce up to a half a gallon a day (if milked twice a day). Of course these numbers vary per goat, for instance Gypsy is my big mini Nubian milker but her sister gives just a tad less then her. Such is dairy goats! And that is all our pregnant goats on the farm right now. We do have two new girls, Aegis and Iris who have not gotten pregnant just yet.
Here is our estimated number of babies per goat and their approx. due dates:Karma (Mini Nubian) Due: 3/15 Babies: 3 (maybe 4)Gypsy (Mini Nubian) Due: 3/18 Babies: 3Special (Mini Nubian) Due: 4/29 Babies: 2Athena (Alpine/Breed to alpine) Due: 3/26 Babies: 3 (Maybe 4)Delta (Alpine/ Breed to Dwarf Nigerian) Due: 4/25 (Maybe 5/21) Babies: 1Aegis TBDIRIS TBD
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If you are interested in being on a list for babies, please contact us atTheHippieFarmer@Yahoo.comOur Babies are BOTTLE BABIES!They are not dam raised. They are ready to go home at 3 to 4 days of birth, as long as they are healthy and switched to bottle fine. This time frame may vary. We do find this less traumatizing for both Mom and Babies. We have done both ways during our 7 years of raising goats. They will be weaned to cows milk or remained on goats milk depending on what you like.
Goats are herd animals! There is a requirement of having 2 or more to keep them healthy.