was milking out now nursing

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by nhsmallfarmer, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. nhsmallfarmer

    nhsmallfarmer New Member

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    Apr 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    My Nubian Doe, Fern, kidded a week ago, she wanted nothing to do with milking the kids so I started bottle feeding them, 2 days ago the little doeling didnt care for the bottle, I found out later that day she was nursing off momma, well I had been milking her out, the am milking goes fine, 4#, so I stopped milking her at night an let the kids nurse from her, does this sound normal? an is it still ok to milk her out in the am? the kids seem to be growing an acting fine.
    also a quick note my other Nubian doe milked out 5# this am and 4# this pm :clap:
    Michelle
    SawDust Farm
    New Hampshire
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    whatever the kids aren't taking you might as well enjoy. THis will also keep her production up