Bottle feeding question

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Encgoatlady, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. Encgoatlady

    Encgoatlady Encgoatlady

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    Mar 20, 2015
    Encinitas, ca
    I am getting two Oberhasli babies in a few weeks and will be bottle-feeding them. I have done this before using a powdered milk replacer and had no problems at all, but I have noticed a number of posts recommending whole cows milk or a homemade formula based on cows milk. Suggestions?
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    You can do either. Just make sure the powdered milk is milk protein, not soy protein.
     

  3. lovinglife

    lovinglife Active Member

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    Jun 6, 2013
    Southern Idaho
    I have done both, right now mine get replacer, not cheap but the whole milk replacer works well. In three years I have had no problems at all. I feed with a lambar and keep it well supplied so they don't get hungry, don't know if that makes a difference but they seem to grow well on it, and it is the only way I can bottle feed since I am gone so much.