birth mother

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by moday, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. moday

    moday Member

    160
    Oct 10, 2007
    What is the mix of water and molasses after a doe gives birth?

    We are still waiting on Choppers.
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I will usually just dump til the water looks like coffee. Since I get my molasses in quart jars, it's usually 1/2 a jar to 2 gallons of very warm water.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yah till its dark brown in color -- warm water tends to be preferred by the does
     
  4. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Yep. Now I noticed some of my does like it really dark, and others like a med color tea. (wow are they picky)
     
  5. 7acreranch

    7acreranch New Member

    140
    Mar 8, 2010
    Eastern OK
    Is this mix used instead of drench? This is our first kidding season
     
  6. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    you can just give it to them after birth in their water bucket/trough If they like it, all of mine wont drink mollasses water, i've mixed it a few ways and they dont drink it.
     
  7. 4kids

    4kids New Member

    844
    Jul 21, 2009
    Mine hate it too- aren't they silly!
     
  8. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Some of Mine LOVE molasses water and others hate it. They also like ACV water... weird. :scratch:
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    use instead of Nutri drench? NO

    Nutri drench or goat drench etc is a vitamin mix. Mollasses is just a energy kick for the doe and encourages her to drink.