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Nigerian Dwarf Baby Goats For Sale & All About Goat Care Requirements

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Breeders of ADGA registered Nigerian Dwarf goats. We also have a small selection of mini Alpine and mini Saanen Dairy goats. We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. We breed for heavy milk production, excellence in conformation, easy to milk (large) teats, parasite resistance and of course personality! All our babies are bottle raised and love human affection!

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Questions about becoming a new goat owner? How to prepare for goats? What to know about goat health and care?

When looking to buy a new goat, it is important to know what your goals are. Are you looking for excellent milk production? Are you looking for goats with the potential to be show goats? Are you just wanting some super cute little goats as pets? Are you looking for registered goats? Here are some answers to some of the most common questions new goat owners ask.

  1. Should I buy a registered goat?

  2. Are registered goats better? What is the difference between registered and unregistered goats? There are many reasons that buying registered goats make sense, but maybe not for everyone. It costs the same to feed and care for a registered goat as it does for an unregistered goat but ... read more...

  3. What type of shelter do goats need?

  4. Do goats need a barn? Do goats get cold in the winter? Goats need basic housing to keep them dry (goats HATE to get wet) and to protect them from wind during the winter. Do you have predetor issues? Coyotes, bear and fox can all be predators of goats, but the #1 killer of goats is... read more....

  5. What type of fencing do goats need?

  6. Are goats hard to keep in a fence? Your goats will need a large enough fenced in area for them to be able to run around, jump and play. There are some basic requirements for goat fencing ... read more...

  7. What do goats eat?

  8. Do goats eat anything? Goats are browsers, they love many weeds, pasture grasses, leaves and shrubery. There are some plants that are poisonous to goats. Some are more poisoness than others... read more...

  9. What type of care do goats need?

  10. Goats can require some special care but I really don't think they are hard to take care of! Are goats hard to take care of? Do goats require a lot of care? Not really so much! Other than providing clean water every day, free choice minerals ... read more...

  11. Want to learn more?
  12. Consider scheduling a farm visit to meet, greet and learn "All About Goats"! For more info see the "All About Goats" section on the "Tours & Classes" tab.

Baby Goats

All baby goats are ready to go to their new homes - ON A BOTTLE - at 2 weeks old. They will need to be fed 3x a day for at least a few weeks and then can be weaned to 2x a day. Then 1x a day at around 8-9 weeks. They should be bottlefed for a minimum of 12 weeks old. 

If you are brand new to goats, I can help you out with a few sample sizes of some common meds and items you should have on hand.   The babies are used to Pritchard nipples.  I get the ones with a washer, they don't leak in any bottle type. The ones without a washer leak in all but a few bottle types. Here is a helpful link to pritchard nipples, but you can find them elsewhere as well: https://www.premier1supplies.com/p/pritchard-teat?criteria=pritchard 

Wethers are $200 (or $150 if buying with registered kid).

I want to explain the VALUE I feel you get when purchasing from me. If you already have goats, you probably understand the value and that is why you are here. ;) For newcomers to the wonderful world of goats, aside from buying excellent quality genetics... goats bred for milk production, ease of milking AND conformation - truly the "whole package"...  you get the starter medication kit, which gives you the most common meds you'd need for the most common issues that may arise. One of them requires a prescription, and so you'd have to otherwise bring your goat to the vet to get it. So when comparing my prices to others, take that into consideration... how much are you going to have to go spend on meds to have on hand? Secondly, and this is a big one, when you purchase from me, you are buying my ongoing support.You can text me, FB message me, you can email me. I return messages often within an hour or two. I TRULY care about my babies AND my customers. I want my babies to be happy and healthy and I want my customers to be happy and I am sincerly happy to help with ongoing questions or concerns. If your baby is acting off, or showing symptoms of any sort, I ask you to PLEASE contact me to let me know and if medications are appropriate, you will likely have what you need in the kit and I can suggest what to give. This is INVALUABLE. I do not have a separate job, this IS my life so I'm not hard to get a hold of or too busy to provide ongoing support for my animals. I feel like it is my responsibily (and my joy & pleasure) to ensure my customers have everything they need to ensure a happy healthy life for my babies.
Additionally, I put a LOT of extra time, effort and expense to bottle feed babies so that they will come to you ready to bond to their new mama (the one feeding them, you!). Its way easier and way less time consuming for me to dam raise (let their mom raise them), but I put in the extra work to ensure you will have a life long, easy to handle, lovable, bonded baby. Dam raised babies CAN be just as friendly, but often they are not, which makes it way harder in the long run to work with them. You have to catch them to work with them, where as a super friendly goat wants your attention, will come to you, likes to be handled and loved on. I think this is another invaluable component to the babies I sell. It truly makes for a better goat owning experience!!!
Finally, beyond all that, you are buying from a disease tested herd. Our vet comes out annually to draw blood for our annual disease testing. All goats, male and female over 6 months of age are tested.

Wondering why all the different prices for different breedings? The prices are based on many factors, including, LA scores from the doe AND her lines, DHIR records from the doe AND her lines, age of the doe (first freshener's kids are going to be generally cheaper, a doe with only a kidding left in her may have their kids priced higher...etc.), predictability of the outcome of the breeding (linebreeding, repeat breeding...etc.).

I don't sell single kids unless you have other 100% same age bottle kids. They at least need a wether companion, even if you have goats. wether companions are only $150  and you could easily just sell the companion after your doe kid is well established into the herd. So much better for the kid, so much less stress.

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