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I did the rottenest thing tonight to Binkys doelings. I decided that at 6 weeks old it was time to separate them from their mommy at night so I can milk her in the morning. They are eating grain as well as hay and slurping from a bucket so it was the inevitable! So I will have to get some pics of her 12 hour udder before I empty it...hope she can make me happy! The girls are with Angel and her doeling Lily as well as Bootsie and her 3 boys so they aren't lonely....I just feel like such a meanie!
 

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Re: Bad goat mommy!

I bet they are a little ticked off! lol I would be separating mine soon but since Xcell has had so many meds the past week I need to wait a while to milk her. The kids got lucky. :wink:
 

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You big meanie! Just kidding (pardon the pun :lol:) People need milk too! And they have two step mommies to take care of them.
 

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I am definately wanting fresh milk!! I used up what I had frozen in January! I figure that if I milk her at 4:30 am before work and let her with the kids til 9pm then I should keep her production up...I hope! Then once they go to their new home I can milk every 12 hours...once again...I HOPE!
 

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That's good about Binky- I don't know why but I always feel sorrier for the Mom- the kids will soon find other comforts but nothing makes it up to a MOm.
 

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This is the first kidding with me having Binky as a mom too. She was actually very content in the stall next to Tilly, no crying for her babies at all...babies were fine after an hour last nite and when I went to milk her this morning she was very happy to see me! It was a bit difficult as she was very tight but after 10 hours she gave me a little over a pint. I'm surprised it wasn't more...anyone have any input on this?
 

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This is the first kidding with me having Binky as a mom too. She was actually very content in the stall next to Tilly, no crying for her babies at all...babies were fine after an hour last nite and when I went to milk her this morning she was very happy to see me! It was a bit difficult as she was very tight but after 10 hours she gave me a little over a pint. I'm surprised it wasn't more...anyone have any input on this?
Holly did that too, got a little close to empty then "shut off the taps" so to speak.
 

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This was Bink's 2nd freshening, I'm pretty sure she was dried off after her first and her kids froze. She is definately getting easier also, as her teats aren't very big, but big enough to handle. I will assume for now that she's holding out on me because if I take a minute or 2 after I finish and she's still on the stand, I can still get more out of her the stinker!
 

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Well, after one of her doelings leaves next weekend I will still keep the other separate from her til after 4pm. I hadn't been pushing the issue but now these girls are 8 weeks old and are eating and drinking well enough on their own that I am more comfortable separating them. I left them with Bootsie, Angel and their kids and put Binky up last nite around 9 and milked this morning at 4:30...got a pint. Put her back in the stall as I worked til 3 today and milked again at 4 she stood very nicely except when I wanted to take this pic! I had to put a bucket beside her because she wanted to hug the wall! My hand got her up a bit as she wanted to squat also! Milked out 2 and 3/4 cup so almost 3 pints and she wouldn't let her doelings under her AT ALL!!
Her teat placement is better than the day she delivered...at least I think they are.lol.



Thanks for checking her out!
 

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I would say it is pretty good. I have a FF that is giving about 3 1/2 cups a day. I think she will get up to 4 cups soon though. Binky needs to get used to being milked and will probably let down more milk with time.
 

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She does seem to be getting more comfortable, even though she gets ants in her pants just before I finish...starts to dance so I give her a bit of grain and she lets me strip her out. It's funny how my girls are used to routine...Bootsie is still nursing her 3 boys but insists on getting on the stand when Binky is done.
 
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