How much whole milk would I give them?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Kyla206, May 2, 2006.

  1. Kyla206

    Kyla206 Member

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    I've spent the last few minutes re-reading old posts, & feel pretty sure I should just put the twins on whole milk from the store. How much would they need at one month of age, & how often? They are nibbling grain & hay & grass, not sure how much they actually are getting though. Thanks for help!
     
  2. Freeholder

    Freeholder Well-Known Member

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    What breed are they? My Kinder kids get 12 - 16 oz of whole (goat) milk twice a day until they are eight to twelve weeks old (depending on how much milk I have to spare). Large-breed kids should get more than that, and smaller breeds would probably not need event that much.

    Kathleen
     

  3. Kyla206

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    Kathleen, they are an alpine cross of some sort. Mom was a rescued goat, so I have no idea of their heritage. Thanks for your input. ~Kyla
     
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    homebirtha Well-Known Member

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    Our Lamanchas get about 16 -20 oz., twice a day at one month old.
     
  5. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My Nubian's get 32 oz twice daily (=2qts/day)