All, if anyone else has dealt with this issue, I'd love to hear your experiences and outcomes.
Our doe is a second freshener, and this time around, her brother has been nursing off her. We've thought something was up ever since we started milking (in September), since her milk supply was amazing at first and then dropped to about 2/3 what it was, production was lopsided but not consistently so, and every once in a while I saw him sniffing around and she was kind of laid back about walking off.
We've put up with the milk theft until now, but tonight we saw she has been bitten. Her teat was bloody with freshly forming scabs. I've got to protect her from the bugger.
Has anyone ever used one of those goat bras or any other measure, if they've had this experience? (Getting rid of him isn't an option right now, as he's her only companion, and we can't buy another animal right now. Anyway, he's helpful for letting us know when she's in standing heat!)
Thanks in advance.