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What do you think about this written about dam raising vs. bottle raising? Any truth to it?

I dam raise our babies and love it.  But I came across this site and noticed what these people had to say about bottle raising.  The last part is what really opened my eyes.  Does anyone see any truth in this, I  love to hear what others think about this.


 When dams are allowed to raise their kids, the       kids must be weaned at some point. This is very stressful to both mom and       baby. Our goats are…


Added by Amber Patterson on March 30, 2012 at 10:26am — 9 Comments

Milking problems!

I am having problems with 2 different does.   I could do different post but I will try to put them together.

1st - my milking doe, that has been milking for 5 months is now going nuts when I try to milk her.  She still lets her kid eat but when I get her up on the stand, she pushes her food off, kicks, and then finally justs sits down.  I am wondering if it is time for me to dry her up?

2nd - my first freshener is not letting me milk her either.  I have been getting her on the…


Added by Amber Patterson on June 16, 2011 at 1:32pm — 3 Comments

Weaning a Dam Raised Kid

Does anyone have any advice on weaning a dam raised kid?  She is 7 weeks old and I was not sure if it was a few day process or just cold turkey! 

Added by Amber Patterson on March 27, 2011 at 8:12pm — 5 Comments

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