Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Trisha Lawver
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  • Lompoc, CA
  • United States
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drying up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Mar 26, 2013. 5 Replies

I'm trying to dry up my doe because she might be pregnant due in May. I was only milking once a day. Then I milked every other day. Now it's been 3 days without milking her. Her udder is really…Continue

Newbie questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Apr 18, 2012. 5 Replies

I just got my first doe in milking along with a 3 month old wether. She freshened with 2 kids but one died. I don't think she was cared for very well. I think the owner had a lot going on. I asked…Continue

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Drying Up

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 5:08pm 2 Comments

I bought a doe in milk and have been milking at least twice a day. Every milking I have gotten no more than 1/2 cup. I am certain I empty her out. She was dry on one side when I got her.  Anyways I'm selling her as a pet to a petting zoo. They don't want to milk her. I wanted to know if it would be ok just to stop milking her alltogether?  And also when I stop milking does she need grain? And do I change her feed from alfalfa?  I looking forward to making a better purchase soon. You learn…


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