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BOTTLE FEEDING GOATS
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VKG    Posted 02-01-2004 at 14:44:42       [Reply]  [No Email]

BOTTLE FEEDING SOME BABY GOATS ? IS HOW LONG DO YOU GOAT HERDERS BOTTLE FEED AT ABOUT WHAT AGE DO YOU CUT THEM LOOSE FROM BOTTLE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT

VKG


RichZ    Posted 02-02-2004 at 07:30:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You can take the kids off the milk anytime between 6 - 12 weeks, depending on how much solid food (hay and grain) they're eating.

And, not to disagree with DR, but we give the kids raw goat milk from their mamas. We slowly reduce the feeding of the milk, until it is just once a day, and then we stop it. The kids complain about it for a while, but they get over it.

I wouldn't mix water with the goat milk, as I said we just reduce the feedings.


Dieselrider    Posted 02-01-2004 at 19:44:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I'm remembering right it's about six to eight weeks. You'll have to start weening them off by mixing in more water and less milk. Then just start cytting back on the amounts. Also if you are using goat milk and not milk replacer you are supposed to pasturize it first. Good book out by Gail Luttman "Raising Milk Goats Successfully" Another one "Goat Health handbook" by by Thomas R. Thedford, DVM. Hope this helps.


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