Will Kid Nurse If I Put Milker In With Her??
I have 4 two month old kids in one pen and 3 does I am milking out every day in another pen. The kids were separated at birth so they have never nursed off of the doe, only from a bottle. I was thinking of selling 3 of the 4 kids and 2 of the 3 milkers so that I would have one kid and one milker. My question is this: I know it depends on the demeanor of each individual goat, but would it be unwise to put a milker with a two month old kid who is just about to be weaned? I was thinking since the kid has never ever nursed off of another goat, that it is unlikely to nurse if put together with a milker....but I dunno....I don't have any experience trying it. I want to keep one goat so we still have milk, but want to have another goat to keep her company, hence my keeping one milker and one kid. I'm concerned 1) the milker might bully the kid, and 2) like I said that the kid would nurse off the milker. Does putting the two together sound stupid, or do you all think it would work just fine??