Meet our Boer Does

Knoxville Boer Does

We added 5 Boer Nanny's to our Boer Breeding program here at the goat farm. We traveled all the way to Knoxville, TN to pick them up.

I was searching for some mature boer does to add to the farm in January 2020. We found a farm with 6 beautiful girls born in July 2017 that they wanted to rehome due to getting out of goats.  We took a drive to Knoxville, TN to meet them. They were healthy but needed some copper bolus and a few extra groceries since they were on pasture only in the dead of winter. We decided to add them to the farm and introduced them to the good life with all the hay they can eat. We began the process of trying to win them over. One of the full red boer does came up and took an animal cracker from me. Quickly 2 more joined her. The other 3 just watched from a distance. I introduced fig newton’s and had 5 of them eating them by the end of the week.  This was important because I needed to copper bolus them desperately. We gave them a mineral block and they quickly ate it down to nothing. They are starting to fill out nicely and their body condition is improving daily.  Babies goat are here: Looks like a few of the girls were indeed bred when they came to our Goat Farm. They have had some of the most beautiful baby goats with several spotted / dappled bucklings. We are still hoping the dark red / brown doe is pregnant by our Muffin Man. We will know in a few weeks.  Fast Forward:  After a few weeks we introduced Muffin Man, our 100% registered boer buck to the pasture. We are hoping when they go in heat they will like Muffin Man enough to stand for him. Will we have 2020 babies? Stay tuned! July 2020 Evie one of our Knoxville Boer nanny's gave birth to a beautiful white with dark brown head boer buckling. She is a great first time mom. Although, I did think she was going to at least have twins, maybe even triplets.

Daisy Commercial Boer Doe

Daisy was a bottle baby goat here at Cotton Bean Goat Farm and she is super sweet! She will follow me around the goat pasture until I take the time to stop and love on her.

Dottie Commerical Boer Doe

Dottie is our commercial spotted Boer Nanny. When we got her she was sick so it took some work but look at her now!

Our little beautiful registered Dottie boer doe was a Valentine baby, 2/14/ 2019. She is a beautiful red and white dappled boer doeling with Max Boer lineage. We picked this beautiful specimen of a boer goat up at a NC Boer Goat auction. It was love at first sight for us. When we got her home we could quickly tell she had never had human contact. This made it hard to do general hoof maintenance or even check a famacha on this sweet little boer goat. Not to mention, the trama it caused having to chase her down to do any of these things. I would sit with her for hours on end. I tried bribing her with treats and that didn’t work. After a few weeks we could tell she had a worm load, she wasn’t really eating and body her condition was quickly headed to a bad place. At this point she had no choice but to be touched. I was forced to hold her and treat her. I would stuff a small piece of fig newton in her mouth, love on her for a few minutes and sit with her afterwards. I brought her warm molasses water a few times a day and she began to come over and drink it with me standing beside her. This was HUGE for her! I gave her alpha, red cell, pro bios, spinach, carrots and fresh oranges daily. I refused to loose my Dottie girl! After weeks of this regimen and lots of prayers she was on the mend. Her body condition was improving and she decided we could be friends. I am happy to report she now loves me as much as I love her! I am looking forward to breeding her in 2020 and meeting her beautiful kids. Note: Raising goats is NOT easy despite what people will tell you. Invest time learning about nutrition, signs of worms and get to know your goats. You will need a goat medical closet on hand and you will need to become a part time vet. If something is off with your goat, take their temperature and check their famacha. Our first vet didn't know anything about supportive care so over time I learned by joining forums and talking to other more experienced goat farmers. If we had gotten her when we started in goats I would have lost this beautiful soul just because I didn't know what to do and often times the vet doesn't know!

Laverne Commercial Boer Nanny Goat

This is our beautiful Black Headed Boer Doe.I saw a picture of her and immediately fell in love. I know she was part of the "Mean girl goat club",

She is very shy and is starting to slowly trust me. I am able to walk within a few feet of her and stoop down for her to sometimes come close enough for a neck rub. I will take it!

July 2020: No, I didn't know she was pregnant. I came out to see a beautiful black headed boer doeling by her side. We thought she had twins but it turned out that our red boer Nanny also had a black headed boer baby the same night. ​ Let’s talk about Goat Love at first sight. It happened in January 2020 for me. Anyone who knows me, knows I love Mini Nubian's. There was something about this boer doe. I laid eyes on her and knew that I wanted her to join our breeding plan and farm family here at Cotton Bean Goat Farm. As god would have it, I was supposed to get her to save her. She was part of the "Mean Goat Girl" club. I couldn't touch her and she would run as far away as she could go when I entered the pasture. We lost her sister to worm load because we couldn't get our hands on her. We unknowingly purchased them worm loaded. When she went down I was able to catch Laverne. I quarantined her in a goat birthing pen to treat her worm load and began anemia support. She got red cell daily, alfalfa hay, vitamin B, pro bios, etc. Day by day she got better and I began to spoil her with treats. I gave her animal crackers, carrots, spinach, oranges, bananas and any other veggie I had in the house. She had a secret of course, she was pregnant during this time. I'm grateful I didn't know because in the beginning we had to man handle her to treat her. Had I know she was expecting baby goats I may have let a few anemia support treatments go when she fought me. She is still a little standoffish but will let me rub her nose and take treats. This is why it is important to be able to handle your goats. It's hard to get a famacha on them when you can't touch them. It's also hard to hold them for baby goats when a first time doe kids if she runs and fights you. The hardest thing about being a self proclaimed Goat Moma is loosing a goat. It doesn't matter why you loose them, they still take a piece of your heart with them. I have studied and learned as much as I can. I offer to help and mentor other goat owners so they don't have to learn the hard way. It's hard to take care of them if you can't touch them! I would pay extra for a socialized goat!​ Note: Find a good goat vet before you get goats!

Hazel Commerical Boer Doe

Hazel is our Commerical Boer Doe. She is sweet but shy and will often come up for love.

Daffy Commercial Boer Doe

Daffy was a bottle baby goat raised at Cotton Bean Goat Farm in Winter of 2019. This is one of my favorite pictures of a very pregnant Daffy. I kept waiting for her to pop! I spent so much time waiting on her to kid. She is well aware of what DOE code is and practices it.

Dottie Registered Boer Doe

Dottie is our sweet and shy registered Boer doe! Look at her markings! Be sure to read her story, we almost lost her!

Our little beautiful registered Dottie boer doe was a Valentine baby, 2/14/ 2019. She is a beautiful red and white dappled boer doeling with Max Boer lineage. We picked this beautiful specimen of a boer goat up at a NC Boer Goat auction. It was love at first sight for us. When we got her home we could quickly tell she had never had human contact. This made it hard to do general hoof maintenance or even check a famacha on this sweet little boer goat. Not to mention, the trama it caused having to chase her down to do any of these things. I would sit with her for hours on end. I tried bribing her with treats and that didn’t work. After a few weeks we could tell she had a worm load, she wasn’t really eating and body her condition was quickly headed to a bad place. At this point she had no choice but to be touched. I was forced to hold her and treat her. I would stuff a small piece of fig newton in her mouth, love on her for a few minutes and sit with her afterwards. I brought her warm molasses water a few times a day and she began to come over and drink it with me standing beside her. This was HUGE for her! I gave her alpha, red cell, pro bios, spinach, carrots and fresh oranges daily. I refused to loose my Dottie girl! After weeks of this regimen and lots of prayers she was on the mend. Her body condition was improving and she decided we could be friends. I am happy to report she now loves me as much as I love her! I am looking forward to breeding her in 2020 and meeting her beautiful kids. ​ Note: Raising goats is NOT easy despite what people will tell you. Invest time learning about nutrition, signs of worms and get to know your goats. You will need a goat medical closet on hand and you will need to become a part time vet. If something is off with your goat, take their temperature and check their famacha. Our first vet didn't know anything about supportive care so over time I learned by joining forums and talking to other more experienced goat farmers. If we had gotten her when we started in goats I would have lost this beautiful soul just because I didn't know what to do and often times the vet doesn't know!

Lilith Registered Boer Doe

Lillith - Registered
Boer Doe / Nanny Goat

When I first met Lilith I thought oh my she could easily kill me if she wanted to. I am not easily intimidated but she is HUGE. Lucky for me her sweet personality is HUGE too! ​She was very pregnant and due in 10 days. I can't tell you how much she weighed. She was at a new goat farm and very upset to be locked up in a kidding stall. We didn't know how she would react to the rest of the boer herd and we always quarantine new does, even show goats. It took her about an hour to bend a brand new pasture gate in half. I tried to make friends with her but she was not having it. She also stopped eating her grain and she was due in only 10 days. I even went back to the other goat farm 3 hours away and got a bag of "her" feed. This didn't help. I went out and checked on her often and 21 days later she kidded. This lovely Boer Nanny has some African lines in her lineage. Update Feb 2020: x I will be totally honest, I was very hesitant to step in her birthing stall when I found out that she had delivered. I noticed one of the twins was not moving. At this point my "save the baby goat" attitude kicked in and I was going to help even if she killed me. I quickly opened the pasture gate and entered her goat kidding stall and went over to the baby. I think he was still born and had already passed when I found them. She had a beautiful traditional colored Doeling, who of course somehow managed to escaped and was waiting on the other side of the pen. It was so sweet to hear Lilith sweetly talking to her. This was only the beginning of our journey to save Pita goat.

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