I was milking my doe yesterday. My daughter and I were tag-teaming and she was done with her side while I was still working on mine. She had her bucket in her hand and had it held up to where the goat could get into it and she drank every last drop of it!!! Has anyone heard of this? Will it hurt her? Why would she do that?? I thought it was the weirdest thing!!:eek:
Sara Till Lockhart, Texas (Central Texas) 5 Nubians, one cat, 2 kids, 3 dogs including a VERY spoiled PUG!
goats love milk lol....its not harmful in small amounts but any chages to what she eats can effect her rumen ..some love milk to much they become self nursers so I would discourage milk treats..
Lamancha; Saanen, mini saanen and a few precious Nigies.....
Tons of chicken; turkey; ducks; hair sheep; cats ;dogs and donkeys....plus 8 human kids and one awesome hubby of 33 years
I let my girls drink their full milking (or as much as they want) about once a week. My saanens love it, my nubians dont want it. I find it really helps them maintain their condition during peak lactation, especially first lactation does. Yes there are some does who suck their own teats but so far I havent seen that feeding milk encourages this.
You do want to make sure all does in the herd are CAE -ve. This is one way CAE can spread - does who love milk accidentally getting the milk from a positive doe in the parlour or at a show.