Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Hello all! My name is Tristian and my husband and I recently purchased our first herd of goats. I say herd because we have five does and two bucks. All five of the does are pregnant and due from mid February thru early March. Let's just say I am very nervous! Four of the does are first fresheners. My senior doe is 5 and has thrown triplets twice. I am new to all of this, and am wondering how to go about milking; when it is safe to start, how much (often) I should milk, etc. I am so looking forward to our first goat's milk. I have so many recipes that I want to try! Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Comment by Patty Meyer on November 4, 2012 at 7:46am

I just saw this now!  Welcome to the site, and to goat ownership.  They're awesome little creatures. :)

Just in case you haven't found it already, here's a great place on the forum to start reading about milking.

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