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    Goat hand milking machine, anybody?

    Well to be honest I ordered the dansha manual pump milker, got it, kept saying Id try it out today, then never did. For 3 weeks I didn't have the time to take to mess with it, or be sure it was cleaned correctly after each use. I milk before work and in the evening, and very busy im between! I...
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    Supplement for a better coat?

    Where can I get kelp? I have a for with dry flaky skin and a dull coat. They have been dewormed twice so maybe they just haven't bounced back, they are putting weight on and eating well but just a dull coat. I put DE on them and give ACV in water sometimes. They get seaweed meal and some loose...
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    Does your milk taste "goaty"?

    There's no kids on them, and I don't think I feel any warmth to their udders, but I'm a newbie so I maybe wouldn't know! I will say I have noticed this the whole time I've had them and have been milking, it just gets goaty after a few days. So this isn't really a new thing. I never thought how...
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    Does your milk taste "goaty"?

    Ok I'll try that, thanks! How long does yours stay fresh tasting?
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    Does your milk taste "goaty"?

    I bring mine right in the house, filter it and put it in the fridge. Never longer than 20 minutes after milking, and that long is rare.
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    Does your milk taste "goaty"?

    I had found that my goats milk tastes great for the first 3 days, then starts to taste like a goat! For a long time I drank fresh, raw cows milk and a gallon would last me over a week and it never tasted odd to me. But for some reason my goats milk tastes funny in just a few days. Could it be...
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    Increasing production, is it possible

    These goats are very picky eaters. They mainly prefer oats, so I mix purina goat chow which is a sweet mix with oats and they eat it. I have been getting more milk lately, especially from one doe. I have got her to increase by a cup each milking. Honestly I'm getting enough milk for my small...
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    When do u breed/what's your location?

    I dewormed and plan to again 10 days after first dose. I was told to again 10 days after that too. I didn't think I'd breed them until some time in May, or first of June. They have been doing better and eating better, but I wouldn't breed them if they were still under the weather then, which...
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    When do u breed/what's your location?

    I have another thread about my Nubian does I got about two weeks ago. What I have learned is since they hadn't been hand milked and both had a kids nursing on them they have started the drying up process. I am not getting as much milk as I had hoped when I purchased them, I was given the...
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    Increasing production, is it possible

    I can maybe fit a milking in around 3:00. But that will be 7:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm bc i don't have lights out there yet and I need to get it done before dark. Would that be ok? And what if I couldn't do the mid day milking every day? Would that still be ok?
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    When do u wean?

    Thank u. I believe I'll give them another week or so but just wasn't sure if that would be too soon.
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    Increasing production, is it possible

    I have been milking twice a day and seem to get the same or maybe slightly more than if I only milk once a day. It seems to fluctuate day to day though and I don't know what causes that? I would think I'd get roughly the same amount each milking or day, but say some mornings I'll get 2 1/2 cups...
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    When do u wean?

    Ok thanks. I know a lot of people leave them until 6 weeks but I just cant see that happening, they are good size already and mama seems to have had enough! Do u have to check does for mastitis or engorgement once u take the babies off her? I know when I took piglets from my sow she got so...
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    When do u wean?

    What is the earliest u wean your baby rabbits at? Mine are a day shy of 3 weeks and already mom is trying to get away from them and doesn't let them nurse much.
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    Natural dewormer for milking goats

    All I have found at feed stores is the pelleted safe guard. And valbazen doesn't say a withdrawal time
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