That’s what I wa# afrai$ of. They aren’t reall6 jus5 will momma. She has trouble because she makes to9 much milk. She I have to milk her down and then hold each one as they nurse off of her...so, kinda close to be8n* bottle fed? Sort of? I know, not at all, but he certainly gets the attention of one!!! Should I just le5 him go then and have the new owners go straigh5 to grain hay and water? They are about 6weeksHow old are these guys? Getting one on a bottle after being exclusive mama raised for more than a few weeks is going to be tough.
See...I was planning to do it when they were three month old...but then our farmer friend came by and nope, they can be weaned right now...they’d be just fine!! Had me confused, but Chris thought it was great. I suppose I hope I get more imout here, maybe hold off the sale? @B&B Happy goats @rachels.haven .?I have only heard of 8 weeks and I thought that was early
They ate grain and hay like crazy...all five of them. I am going to try to put him on a bottle today, but if he won’t go for it, then, I think I’ll call the guy. So, do I then wean all 5of them at 8 weeks? I was really planning to let them go a lot longer, like 12. I hate when our farmer friend gets involved...he just muddles things up. Like I didn’t think it was time to band Willy, thought he was too young. I will kill that guy if I’ll left with a goat that needs rebanded!What's two more weeks? I've seen some weaned at 6 weeks = but it's not the best practice. Are they eating feed and hay? And. the more you milk mom the more milk she makes. It's the rule of supply and demand.