Baby Milk Replacer (goats) **TRIPLETS**!

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  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I found this recipe but had a question:

    Recipe for milk replacer:

    *1 gallon whole milk
    *1 cup whole buttermilk (not low fat)
    *12 oz. can evaporated milk.
    Pour off 2 1/2 cups of the whole milk and add 1 cup whole buttermilk and one 12 oz can of evaporated milk to the whole milk. Mix well.

    Is that to pour out 2 1/2 cups from the gallon of milk? And then mix the other ingredients into the gallon? And mix that? Am I reading that correctly?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    MN
    Yup!

    Edit: We usually have a bowl of cereal with the milk you first pour off.
     
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  3. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Um...I just use whole cows milk or half & half, depending on the needs of the kid...with some Poly Vi Sol added in. (if I don't have fresh goats milk ATM)

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  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Okay....I just wanted to make sure...thanks!
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:My goat, Peaches had her babies last night—ALL THREE OF THEM! Triplets! And ALL girls! They are doing well (so far) and so far, I’ve not had to break out the bottles & expensive “milk replacer.” Last time she had triplets (2007) one was still-born, one died two days later (after trying to get it bottle fed) and only the ugliest, (lone) male survived. GO figure! She’s ½ pygmy goat so she’s not a big goat and she does not have lots of milk. So I really have to watch her and the babies to make sure they are getting milk. All three are mostly the same size—there is one that is a little larger than the others but she was attending to each one and each one was licked dry when I got home. So she’s at least making an attempt at this point to care for all three. So I am getting prepared to step in tonight if I need to.
     
  6. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Ah, CONGRATS! Isn't this the doe you were trying to sell some time ago? She's adorable if it's the one I'm remembering...

    PICS?

    Hope they all keep going strong.
     
  7. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, when in doubt use plain old whole cow milk- don't use that silly mix, buttermilk can upset their tummies. I use plain cows milk and when I can buy canned goats milk from thifty type 'scratch and dent' food stores and stock up on them, then I'll mix the canned goats milk with cow milk, but oterwise just plain cows milk is best...
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Yup, she's the one...and no takers. Someone would have had a FOUR-in-ONE package, too! LOL I took a bunch of pics this morning and will upload soon...
     
  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yeah, when in doubt use plain old whole cow milk- don't use that silly mix, buttermilk can upset their tummies. I use plain cows milk and when I can buy canned goats milk from thifty type 'scratch and dent' food stores and stock up on them, then I'll mix the canned goats milk with cow milk, but oterwise just plain cows milk is best...

    Just plain whole milk? From the store? Do I heat it up? I'm a complete goat novice. I just got my doe in September.
     
  10. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Yup, plain old whole D milk...warmed to 102*...and you won't get the scours. If they're thin, I use half and half (whole, not fat free obviously) until they catch up then go to whole milk. Poly Vi Sol are liquid baby (human) vitamins...
     

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