for people who love the littlest dairy goats
I have a doe who has a single (twin died during birth). I have been milking her from day 1 and froze the colostrum for emergencies. I am wondering how much milk should I keep in the freezer for future kids that might need it? I do not bottle raise, but want some ready if/when needed. Thank you!
Colostrum is the most important thing to have in the freezer. Be sure it's labeled with the time after birth because it gets more "diluted" each day. For example, I put it in Ziploc bags in 4 ounce increments and write:
amount of milk
time after birth (12 hour, 24 hour, 36 hour, etc)
I don't actually save mature milk. At this time I have other does milking so I can give their milk to a bottle baby. But before we had enough milkers to do that, I used full fat cow milk or goat milk replacer. Whole milk from the store works fine.