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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Jenlyn9483, Jul 30, 2008.
For those of you that own pigmies.. Do the does milk..and if they do, how much milk per day?
Yes they can be milked but you wont get the amounts you get from the larger breeds. You will most likely get about a quart per goat. Unless they have good milking bloodlines. Most dont the Nigerians are the better milking goats for the smaller type goat. basically it all depends on genitics of the goats also. I milk my Nigis but they have good milking lines. Some think all small goats are pygmys but that isnt true either.
A quart of milk per day is PLENTY for my family...Thanks for the info! Do they have to be milked twice a day like the nubians?
heck if it has milk i'd milk it! i'd milk it twice a day unless you don't feel like it.
Yes, all goats must be milked twice a day (approx. 12 hours apart) just like cows.
Good to know...I would love a sweet like Pigmy or Nigerian Dwarf doe to milk! Milk goats are not plentiful where i live...
its spelled, pygmy .... lol
I milked my pygmy doe for a few months.. she just dint produce alot of milk like a "MILK" breed
You really need to check the size of the teats. I'm experienced with goat milking and have small hands, but my pygmy was almost impossible to milk due to small teats.
I milked her a few times because I needed her cholostrum and then quit as soon as I had enough.
Quote:LOLOL I knew I was screwing that up...just to lazy to go and chk, LOL