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I have a nigerian doe, 2nd freshener, both times, she nursed her kids herself and was then dried up. I just started drying her almost 3 weeks ago at 3 months fresh. A week and a half ago, when her udder was full and easily milkable yet, a buyer passed on her and purchased 2 other does. Well, she likes those so well, she wants "Flower" as well, but would like her in milk if at all possible. So, got Flower up on the stand last night, and about all I could get out of her were a few strips of milk "solids" and a few liquid strips. Gave her her "normal" grain ration again. Back on the stand tonite for grain and got about 6 strips out of each half. Will just continuing this for a week or so work or do you think she's done?

I know kids can bring their dams back into milk, like my naughty LaBoer doelings did after 5 weeks apart, and now their dam WON'T dry up! Just need to see if this is a fruitless effort. Thanks, Jenny
 

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Don't give up just keep milking and be patient and see if she makes it back.

And if the buyier decides not to buy after all that work and time, then what ?

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It's a for sure sale, so not worried there.

I'll keep trying. Didn't get even a squirt out today, but won't give up yet.

Thanks, Jenny
 
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