Precocious Milker

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by lottieslady, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. lottieslady

    lottieslady New Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Once again a newbie needing advice. I have posted before about my goat who seemed to be developing a bag although she had never been bred. Well, she was developing a bag, and it is full of milk--it isn't good milk, but it is milk and there is no sign or smell of infection. What should I do? I have read not to milk her, and just breed her on schedule (I am hoping for next month as I would like early kids). But she is pretty big and looks uncomfortable. What are your recommendations? What does this mean for her milking future?
  2. TDG-Farms

    TDG-Farms Dave (TDG Farms) S.E. Washington State

    Jul 12, 2013
    Yep, thats pretty common with higher milk production lines. We have a no bred yearling doe who udder over the last month went from nothing to what looks to be a normal sized yearling milkers udder. But ya no need to milk it. The funny thing is, you could start milking it and bring her into full milk with never having been bred :)

  3. happybleats

    happybleats Active Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    As long as she is acting well other wise and the milk fluid didn't look suspicious, I would leave it...get her bred as soon as you can..her body should absorb the milk fluid.
    If it were real milk then some would milk it and enjoy the "free" Milk...some goats will continue to produce full udder, how ever others once empty remain empty..its hard to say which way she would go...but with it not being real milk..I would choose to leave it...
    once she kids you should have one amazing milker :D