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how much milk will an average pygmy goat give you

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hensplease, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does any one have an anser because when the time comes we want to see if it will even be worth milking her
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    I don't have any myself, but I've been doing alot of research on goats--we're considering raising them for milk as well. From what I've read, it's about a quart per day for 1 goat. Now, whether or not that's a pygmy, IDK. But of course, you need 2 so they won't get lonely [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i no i already have 2
     
  4. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can get some milk but very little from a pygmy as it is more of a meat goat rather than a dairy goat. Nigerians are the mini dairy goat bred. I have full size nugians and get over 1 gallon a day at peak between 2 milkings.
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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    Yeah, I think you would be better off with a Nigerian Dwarf goat if milk is what you want?
     
  6. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we already hsave them there not for milk there for pets
     
  7. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Pygmies are very hard to milk because of their small teat size. I milked one of mine because I needed the colestrum for the baby but I didn't do it for long it was too time consuming for the little bit of milk I did get.
     
  8. abbymckinn

    abbymckinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get an older style pygmy goat, which is taller and longer, they are much easier to milk. As well as not having many kidding problems.
     
  9. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Gee, 3.5 year old thread.[​IMG]
     
  10. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read pygmys will give 1 to 2 quarts a day-that's for the dwarfs
     

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