Breast Pump for milking goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Skyesrocket, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    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
     
  2. protodon

    protodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. chickylou

    chickylou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know Skyesrocket, but I'm going out with my ADVENT pump this evening! [​IMG]

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

    I'll let you know how it goes.

    Chickylou
     
  4. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  5. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    My "teats"[​IMG] 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.
     
  6. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Need gel or something. I tried without and wouldn't work
     
  7. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  9. chickylou

    chickylou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK...didn't work!

    But I sure had a laugh givng it a try. BUMMER![​IMG]

    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.
     
  10. chickylou

    chickylou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! [​IMG]

    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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