I know this sounds like a dum question, but............

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast

    MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have to breed nigerian dwarf goats to be able to milk them, and if so how will they produce milk once their breed? Sorry, newbie here. [​IMG]
     
  2. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. The doe will get milk/colostrum right before birthing the kids. You should never milk a nursing doe. You have to wait until she has weaned the kids, then you can start milking her and she will continue to make milk.
     
  4. MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast

    MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes. The doe will get milk/colostrum right before birthing the kids. You should never milk a nursing doe. You have to wait until she has weaned the kids, then you can start milking her and she will continue to make milk.

    will you have to keep breeding her, or will she just keep giving milk?​
     
  5. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you keep up with milking her correctly she will continue to make milk. I do not milk mine therefore, can not give you too much info about that. There are many others here that do though.
     
  6. chickenboots

    chickenboots Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not sure how long for nigerians but I milk my Nubian up until she is about 2 mos pregnant(so about 8 months). It's not that she dries up, I just want to give her body a break before she kids again. So yes you have to keep breeding them every year (there are strange exceptions but this is not the norm). Check the sister site Back Yard Herds. You will get lots of great info there.
     
  7. MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast

    MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast Out Of The Brooder

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    do yo have to keep breeding nigerians????
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    You would probably get a lot more help from the BYC sister site, http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/

    There are a lot of the same members and moderators there, just as friendly. [​IMG]
     
  9. MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast

    MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I Joined!!!!!!!!! Posted The Same Topic Over Their, Wish Me Luck!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. bagendhens

    bagendhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to keep her in milk you would have to breed her once a year yes...
     

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