My 7 year old has never had a baby and I have never milked her. Her udders would look full every year and then go back down. The last couple of years they didn't go back down and this year they got…Continue
"If you have hens, you can also make ricotta for them. They love both the ricotta and the whey. In fact, mine prefer the whey to water. It is also wonderful for the eggs. When I put the whey in the garden, I usually put it where…"
"So I made goat cheese today and it was easy and makes good crumbles for salad. I’ve never liked goat cheeese but this was good. And thank you for reminding me the whey will be great for my garden that I just planted today. Thanks…"
"The milk should be warm because her body is about 102 degrees, but if the udder feels hot, that would be a sign of mastitis. You do usually see some little clumps or stringy stuff in milk when they have mastitis.
Women have used sage to decrease…"
"It does not feel hot. Her milk is warm but not stringy or clumpy. There hasn't been any blood or discoloration. I freeze some of the milk and it is sort of yellowish frozen. Any recommendations of what to give her?"
"If you feel hard lumps when her udder is empty, that could be mastitis. Does it feel hot? Is the milk stringy or clumpy? I assumed you would have mentioned if you saw blood, but sometimes you don't see it until the milk sits overnight, and then…"
My 7 year old has never had a baby and I have never milked her. Her udders would look full every year and then go back down. The last couple of years they didn't go back down and this year they got huge. The vet said I had to milk her. Now it's every day or every other day. I have no use for the milk and want her to dry up. I tried to stop milking so often, and stopped giving her grain, but she gets huge and then I milk her. When I am done milking, her udders are still big and hard as a…See More
"Thank you for the welcome to the group. I enjoy reading the round about discussions. I have 2 7 year old beautiful girls that I have not breed my goats and they aren’t for milking. They are just spoiled loved pets that are buddies…"
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2-quart milk pail
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