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Jacob Patrick Kirtley
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New to milking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 30, 2019. 7 Replies

My sweet girl just gave birth to her first baby girl a week ago yesterday. I tried to get some milk from her through the week but was getting less than 2oz and last night I separated them for a short…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenna Rose Nov 16, 2018. 3 Replies

Hows it going! My name is Jacob and my wife is meagan and we have 2 goats. They are siblings, 4 1/2 months old and are the sweetest little things you'll ever meet. We live in Cleburne, TX and are…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jacob Patrick Kirtley's discussion New to milking
"If you're milking twice a day, that's not too bad! For max production with a single kid, you either need to be milking twice a day without separating, or milking once a day after separating the kid overnight."
May 30, 2019
Jacob Patrick Kirtley replied to Jacob Patrick Kirtley's discussion New to milking
"So update since I last posted its been 13 days since she kidded and Im getting about 1 cup when I milk her and the kid is still with mom 24/7.  So better than when I started but just enough to be frustrating lol."
May 30, 2019
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jacob Patrick Kirtley's discussion New to milking
"If you are getting milk when you milk her, that means the kid is getting all it needs. I was just saying that if she is only producing an extra 2 ounces, that would not have been enough to feed a second kid, so both kids would be starving if there…"
May 21, 2019
Jacob Patrick Kirtley replied to Jacob Patrick Kirtley's discussion New to milking
"Alright Ill give that a shot she only had the one kid and the baby looks healthy and is gaining weight so the good news it shes not starving and I haven't had to start supplementing."
May 21, 2019
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jacob Patrick Kirtley's discussion New to milking
"It would be really sad if that's all she's producing. If she had twins, they'd be starving. I would definitely milk her twice a day to try to get her supply built up.  Goats don't hold back milk on purpose. They've…"
May 21, 2019
Jacob Patrick Kirtley replied to Jacob Patrick Kirtley's discussion New to milking
"Thanks for the reply I went in and read your post and I wanted to clarify I have had milk goats in the past and am familiar with milking but not on a first time goat mom. I am getting no more than 4oz a day from her due to her being completely empty…"
May 21, 2019
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Jacob Patrick Kirtley's discussion New to milking
"Since you are just learning to milk, this is totally normal. It has way more to do with your inexperience that it does with the goat's milk supply. Keep working at it, and you'll get more milk! In the meantime, I probably wouldn't…"
May 17, 2019
Jacob Patrick Kirtley posted a discussion

New to milking

My sweet girl just gave birth to her first baby girl a week ago yesterday. I tried to get some milk from her through the week but was getting less than 2oz and last night I separated them for a short period so I could milk mom this morning and got 2.5oz. Is this normal? Should I even bother milking or just let the baby have it all? Baby looks healthy mom is eating grain and alfalfa and is drinking plenty of water. Never had a first time mom before so I do not know if that factors in or not.…See More
May 17, 2019

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At 9:02am on August 13, 2018, Janie Hynson said…

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