Kidding season at sweet horizon minis

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Thank you! So excited to see her doeling from last year freshen! Trying to decide on when I want a bunch of first fresheners lol (I have 4 that I’m wanting to breed that haven’t kidded before) do I want fall/early winter kids or wait for spring kids...hmm... lol
 

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I didn’t use the easy milker, I used a simple pulse machine. It’s a pain in the butt to hook up the hoses to the machine(just needs “broken in”) and she squatted so I had to hold the inflations but yes it was fast. Took from hook up to done about 6 mins with about 5 mins of cleaning the inflations and hose as I didn’t really know what I was doing (could of gotten a bit more I think but she was acting a bit sore and it did cause her teats to swell a bit so I didn’t) she gave 1.5 cups but definitely still had some in there as hand milking it was just coming lol
 

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I have a simple pulse milker and I love, love, love it. It does take a bit of getting used to, but once you're comfortable with it it'll become second nature to you. I usually finish off the does with just a couple seconds of hand milking at the end. As the does become more accustomed to it they seem to milk out more thoroughly. If your doe is getting sore teats have you checked the pressure? Around 11 lbs works well for my gals.
 
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