Friday, February 5, 2010

How Many?

7 comments:

Brenda said...

:D Your goats sure have pretty colors!

Laura said...

Looks like six maybe? How fun all those babies must be. Do you separate them from the mamas to bottle feed? I am trying to decide how to get back to milking my doe and let her have her baby or babies when they come. I think I might try the separate baby from mom overnight and milk in the morning method, letting the baby stay with mom all day. Any thoughts?

goatgirl said...

Thanks Brenda, that is one thing I like about the Nigerians. They come in a plethora of colors.

Laura, this is a photo of my adult goats eating out of the hay rack. We haven't had any babies born here for 7 years. I have three does bred for this spring though. I will leave the kids with their mother. After a few weeks I may separate them at times so I can get some milk but while I'm working (I have summers off) I don't want to milk in the morning so all will be dam raised. When they are weaned I will milk because they have to be in milk to show this year at the fair in Sept.
I love to bottle feed though. Brings out all my maternal instincts. Any way you decide is fine.
In the past I have made a barrier so that the doe can have her babies but I control the milk.
Have fun!

Marigold said...

Five. I see Five!

goatgirl said...

Count again Marigold.

Martha Ann said...

Thank you for the great photos. We've posted about your farm and photos here http://is.gd/7QGpq at All Things Goat.com

Martha Ann

goatgirl said...

Why thank you Martha Ann!