Tie one back leg up so she has only one back leg to stand on.
Okay… I will try that.Tie one back leg up so she has only one back leg to stand on.
It is soooo beyond frustrating, this is when I feel like selling all my goats and never getting them again 😩😭 I’ll look into the hobbles!I like the hobble sold by Caprine Supply. They have a small size. I could never get rope or a belt to keep them restrained.
(I have also been known to pick up a spilled or stepped in bucket and pour what is left over her head.)
I am NOT recommending that but it helped.😏
I had just seen something similar to this on an article... Thank you soooo much for giving an in-depth tutorial on how to do it. I am going to try it right now!I had a FF that was a horrible kicker on the milking stand! It was soooo frustrating!! What worked for me was this (hard to explain, but I'll try my best; let me know if I need to clear anything up): I took a dog leash and put both of her hooves in the loop of the leash where you would hold onto when walking a dog (or goat). I put it up only about ankle height and then did a figure eight around her legs with the leash. Next, I looped the leash around it's self (in the middle of her legs) several times. Then, I used the remaining length of the leash to wrap it around the milking stand leg to secure everything and make sure the doe could not kick! Depending on the size of the leash you use and the diameter of the legs of your milking stand, you may need to use an extra leash or vice versa (wrap the leash around the stand leg multiple times to make things fairly tight). Good luck! I hope you can find a solution soon!
I have one that is an overachiever and does both.I really like it when they wait until I am almost finished so they can dump the whole bucket.
Even more than a kicker, I truly enjoy the ones that can jump/buck and put both back feet in the bucket.
BEYOND FRUSTRATING is a gross understatement.It is soooo beyond frustrating, this is when I feel like selling all my goats and never getting them again 😩😭
I have used this method as well. I got this 5Cup stainless steel pitcher from IKEA. It works perfect for milking a little and pouring into bucket.When you get a small amount in the bucket, pour into a different bucket, so if she steps in it or dumps it, you only lose a little.
milk into one bucket and when you get a little in there dump into another bucket. It took both hubby and meself 2 months for me to be able tomilk my standard nub alone for her ff. Then it was another monthish before i could untruss her. We had to use a tow rope under her chest because she liked to pray during milking and i had hobble one leg and push her against the wall firmly with my body. She was absolutely terrible. Lol. I can laugh now but there were many frustrated tears from this one. But one day she decided she could eat while i milked and it was like ooo watch dis maman. And we were done with the dramas.I have a ND doe that I have been milking for about 3-4 weeks now and she will not stop kicking over the bucket and moving her legs and kicking me… I have tried rope, and holding one of her legs but she still kicks every time I touch her udder. She is also not motivated by food so she would rather kick me a million times than eat her food. Any tips would be highly appreciated.