Bottle Babies...Question!

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by TinyHoovesRanch, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Can bottle babies be weaned at 2 months? I know some people like to leave them on for longer.

    I have a doeling that will be coming to me at 2 months old, and her owner said if I want I can bottle feed her a little to get her to like me...

    Can I not? Or do I need to?

    Thanks!
     
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    2 months would be 8 weeks old...I prefer to keep my doe kids on their bottle/dam until 10 weeks at the least. But technically, you probably could wean her. However...she should be weaned for a least a week before you take her home or keep feeding her for at least a week after you get her home...that way she's well adjusted and the weaning + the rehoming won't stress her to much. ;)
     

  3. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Ok awesome, thanks so much!

    I will make sure to do that!
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    You could...I was able to get dam raised Angel on a bottle when I brought her home, I also had a good supply of goats milk too, I truly think that they do benefit from even one bottle a day for as long as you want to give one, besides bonding to you...the extra good stuff in the milk helps with growth.
     
  5. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    No problem Laura. ;)
     
  6. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    I will probably do that, give her one bottle a day, if possible, I need to get some milk....
     
  7. Oat Bucket Farm

    Oat Bucket Farm New Member

    250
    Dec 13, 2009
    I would definitely giver her at least one bottle a day for while. You want to make sure she is eating enough regular food to support her growth before you take the milk away.