Is Lulu pregnant?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread
I bought Lulu and her one month old daughter in February from a muslim gentleman who kept about 15 nubian crossbreeds in a pen about the size of a shoe-box.
He said Lulu had been mated in January (or perhaps early February), shortly after kidding.
Whereas the local muslims keep goats for eating at festival time, I decided to have a go at milking.
After separating kid from mother, Lulu produced a generous supply of milk in the morning.
Shortly after, her milk quantity has reduced. I am wondering whether she is pregnant and whether the reduction in milk is due to pregnancy.
If she is pregnant, I would prefer to stop milking her and reduce her grain amount until the final two or three weeks.
How can I tell if she is pregnant, without the tell-tale barrel chest,which only comes in the last six weeks?
-- gregory barton (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 2003
How often are you milking her? If it's mornings only, that's why her milk prodcution decreased. It is supply and demand! Try switching to twice a day and she may improve. Even when pregnant, they shouldn't dry up until 2 1/2 - 3 months gestation. What breed is she?
-- Rebekah (email@example.com), June 09, 2003.