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everything looks normal from what I can tell. I didn't have the kid separated though so maybe that was the problem. I'm honestly ready to give up the goat breeding milking thing thats how frustrated I am. If its going to take more than 10 min or so every day, I'm not sure i have the time to deal with it... frustrating. I thought it would be easy.
 

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more power to you for getting up that early... this week was brutal though becasue I had my farm and two other farms to take care of in the morning. Really can't exist on your schedule... need to be in bed at 10 to be up at 5... and with my bear around I really don't want to put the goats outside that early so not sure what to do with that one.

I'll keep trying. tonight I'll separate mom and see if that helps. thanks... but if I can't get it down to a science I may not be able to handle it. Perhaps in the winter when there is less work to do on the farm it won't be so overwhelming...
 

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well....its gotten a little easier. I don't have a milk stand yet, but am using a grooming table which helps alot. I can get a half cup of milk but the flow is miniscule.. compared to what the breeder got when she milked her so I'm not doing something right... how can it take that long if its just a small ND? how long do you spend milking? I can't imagine it taking forever... if so, I"m in the market for a milk machine down the road..lol. And yes, I can get up earlier on some days, but on days I have two other farms to take care no I can't get up earlier... not gonna happen. especially not with the bear that lives in the wood by the barn. too chicken and it will be too early to turn out.
 

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so , I've finally got a set up that works to keep the doeling in at night separated from momma.... and this morning I still didn't have hardly anything that I could get out of her.

Can I actually just not milk her and then dry her up at weaning time? Will that effect future milking ability? She's beig really good now standing and actually wants to jump up on the grooming stand i'm using for her...but I'm thinking the whole milking idea may not be for me... however, I like the breeding part and having the kids if I can sell them... just not sure i can keep their value up tomake it worth it unless i milk???
 
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