Milking my Nubian

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by packinaglock, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many days should I wait to milk my Nubian after her giving birth? [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You will get a lot of opinions on this one.

    Some people take the babies and bottle feed them after the first day or two but I don't.

    You need to let the baby suck to bring her into heavy milk, especially if it is a first time milker.

    Nothing can bring in the milk heavier and faster than a sucking kid.

    After the kids get a good start you can then begining milking once a day. after they are weaned at 8 weeks or so you can then milk twice a day.
     
  3. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I do also...or leave the kids on them and milk 1x a day and pen the kids up at night to do this...
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    That's what I am currently doing. I didn't milk regularly until they were about 2wks old (I only milked before that to even out the doe because the babies were only nursing one side). I was milking once a day, but now that I am putting the babies up at night, I milk when I put them away and then again when she wakes me up yelling that she needs to be milked (usually about 5am). The milk I get at night is hardly anything, but I get a fair amount in the morning.
     
  5. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a first timer;)
     

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