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Breast Pump for milking goats?

post #1 of 15
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Hi,
   I have had a almost new human breast pump sitting around here for ages.
   I'm just curious if anyone has tried using one on a goat? I have bad arthritis in my hands and am down to milking one handed.
   Has anyone tried one with any success?
   Thanks

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post #2 of 15

I don't have dairy goats yet but I heard that The Udderly EZ Milker is pretty affective:

http://www.sheepman.com/ecommerce/ecomm_product_details.asp?prodId=1485&source=cat&catId=28

Maybe you could trade your breast pump for one of these!

Learn how to build your own diy milking machine at http://www.smallholderhollow.com/projects/diy-milking-machine/

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Learn how to build your own diy milking machine at http://www.smallholderhollow.com/projects/diy-milking-machine/

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post #3 of 15

I don't know Skyesrocket, but I'm going out with my ADVENT pump this evening! big_smile

I have those nigerian dwarfs and boy, I think it's worth a shot!

I'll let you know how it goes.

Chickylou

post #4 of 15

i've heard of people using them but a hand pump won't work i tried LOL!  it's made to sit upright not on it's side, the udderly easy milker is expensive but works wink

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post #5 of 15

My "teats"roll aren't nearly as long as my does so how would you fit it all in there?  I have 2 breast pumps I could try when my does are in milk.

Proud wife, mom of 6 blended kids, 1 steer,  goats pygmies/nigerians, 2 dogs, 2 cats, too many chickens, ducks and turkeys to count
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Proud wife, mom of 6 blended kids, 1 steer,  goats pygmies/nigerians, 2 dogs, 2 cats, too many chickens, ducks and turkeys to count
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post #6 of 15

Need gel or something. I tried without and wouldn't work

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WPR,BPR,BO,RIR,Am,BJJ,BAu,Ar,Yellow-golden pheasant,Coturnix quail,Muscovey,Khaki Campbell,goats,rabbits,dog,cats,fish,turtle,frog,snake,too many kittens that we love!
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by bheila 

My "teats"roll aren't nearly as long as my does so how would you fit it all in there?  I have 2 breast pumps I could try when my does are in milk.


laugig

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post #8 of 15

I have used the battery type ones for people on my pygmies and they worked ok, just a little slow though still better than trying to milk a pygmy, LOL. I also made one out of a drench gun and syringe that works really well.

~Jackie~

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~Jackie~

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post #9 of 15

OK...didn't work!

But I sure had a laugh givng it a try. BUMMER!th

Hubby says it's not long enough to draw it out and ADVENT functions differently. I was holding my breath, though. I started to get a tiny drop, but then it stopped.

Well it was worth a go!

I'm researching that EZ Udder site. That sounds great to me.

Thanks for posting this.

post #10 of 15

Hubby had mercy on me! It's been taking me a minimum of 45 minutes - 1 hour with my two new goats. I like the idea of clean milk. This morning I milked and it had all kinds of hair and dirt in it and then she kicked the pan once again and I lost half of it! hmm

I just bought the Udderly EZ from this place.

http://www.premier1supplies.com/detail.php?prod_id=18161&species_id=ALL

The once I got already had the inserts for Nigerians and small breeds.

I'm saving myself some pain and I'd really like to use the milk and keep mastitis at bay.

Thanks for this thread. I thought the cheapest ones out there were electric at $500 a pop. UGH.

BTW, the lady at the shop had mercy on me and said she'd ship it out today for sure and I'd probably get it tomorrow or next day...latest.

What a learning curve!

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