Need advice, buck is drinking all our milk!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by stilwellchick, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4 year old mini Nubian doe. She is milked twice a day. A six month old Pygmy wether joined the herd. I have seen him pester her all the time to nurse. Tonight I went out to milk and NO MILK! Could she be giving in to him? What should I do?
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might have to seperate him from the doe. Sounds like he isn't fully weaned, even though she isn't his mother.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    I'd move him away from her. He is obviously not finished being a baby [​IMG] If she will let him he will continue the behavior.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, other goats can steal milk. I would separate him for awhile.
     
  5. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Missprissy, I could send him to friend's herd for a while. How long would he need to be away?
     
  6. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have an idea how long he should be seperated from my doe to get him out of the habit? I can send him to a friend's herd to stay in the buck pen for a while.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Keep him away for 2 weeks. When you bring him back watch him closely. He could go right back to the milk stealing. If he does you will have to choose to rehome him, keep in a separate pen from the does, or cull him completely.
     

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