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no stand-no milk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 14, 2021. 5 Replies

My almost 6year old doe kidded two weeks ago.  She wasn't well after kidding, but now she's better.  She has a single, healthy kid.  I had her and kid in a stall by themselves (still with easy…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jocelyne Bourque's discussion no stand-no milk
"How is your doe doing? It's not that unusual for some of them to hold back their milk if they are raising kids. They re not doing it on purpose. A European study showed that does release oxytocin when their kids nurse, and that is responsible…"
Jul 14, 2021
Jocelyne Bourque replied to Jocelyne Bourque's discussion no stand-no milk
"Thanks Tammy.  I have ND as well.  This doe weighs about half my weight.  I don't know that struggling with her physically is going to get us out of that situation.  You may have a point re. changes.   Yesterday was the…"
Jun 14, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jocelyne Bourque's discussion no stand-no milk
"I'm going to see if Deborah has any other wisdom to add to try to get her up on the stand. I have Nigerians, so it is easy to just pick them up and put them up there when they are first learning, if they wont go up on their own. You may end up…"
Jun 14, 2021
Jocelyne Bourque replied to Jocelyne Bourque's discussion no stand-no milk
"Thanks Tammy.  Over the last few months, I have read and re-read Deborah's excellent article.  Where I'm really stumped, is how to get the goat on the stand when she refuses even if she knows that there's food she likes and…"
Jun 14, 2021
Tammy Gallagher replied to Jocelyne Bourque's discussion no stand-no milk
"Hi there Jocelyne- I've never bred a goat that delivered a single, so I do not have experience to share with early milking of a newly freshened doe. Since my girls have always given me multiples, I start milk sharing at 2 months of age and by…"
Jun 14, 2021
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no stand-no milk

My almost 6year old doe kidded two weeks ago.  She wasn't well after kidding, but now she's better.  She has a single, healthy kid.  I had her and kid in a stall by themselves (still with easy contact with the other goats) while she wasn't well.  I milked her 3-4 times a day (not milked out, but milked some... about 1/4-1/2 cup each time) to make sure that both sides of the udder were used and to make sure that supply was happening.  I've had that doe for one year now.  She came to me in milk…See More
Jun 14, 2021
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