how much can I steal ???

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by karmouth, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. karmouth

    karmouth New Member

    121
    Dec 1, 2008
    ocala, FL
    I have been milking 2 of my boer does so that I can supplement 2 kids who's mom has a very small amount of milk. How often should I milk them and what amount should I be getting . The does I am stealing from both only have one on hem so I don't feel like I am depriving them . One is a f fand the other it is her 2nd time that she kidded .I have heard that Boer 's don't have very plentiful supplies of milk .I have never milked before other than some colostrum to put up for emergency.
    Karen
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    As long as the kids are beyond a 2 weeks old you can milk her out all the way twice a day or more. The kid will demand more the more milk and that will help with production as well. I would up the feed for the does just a little and make sure they are drinking and have salt avaiable to (either in the minerals or a salt block, they need salt to make milk).
     

  3. karmouth

    karmouth New Member

    121
    Dec 1, 2008
    ocala, FL
    I filled the mineral feed today . salt on one side sweetlix loose on the other .
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    then they are good in that department :greengrin: