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Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by homeacremom, Mar 5, 2008.
Is it common for doe kids to drink less milk than bucklings?
Good question ! With my twin bottle kids ( buckling and a doeling ) the doeling drinks less milk and i was wondering this same thing. She also is just not as aggressive about taking the bottle either and sometimes just sniffs it for a while first. Rowdy ( the buckling ) sure does suck is milk down and latches on right away ! I'm wondering what the answer to this from the others will be.
Yes it is common. That's why some breeders sort there buck kids from doe kids when feeding on a lamb bar. Usually it's your little bucks that are the pigs.
I also won't let bucklings tank up on colostrum, some will nearly drain their 16 ounce bottle in one setting, there isnt' any need for anything but a nice round tummy. Although doelings here do drink less intially, they are smarter, get on the lambar faster...I hate having to raise out bucklings for folks to fly at 3 weeks or to pick up late And I love buying bucklings who are 4 and 5 weeks old, all the stupid is gone Vicki
Yes. That is why does eat first here to get their fill
Interesting. We just had triplet bucks today...they are EATING MACHINES. I had to cut one off...thought he'd float away.
I thought it seemed like more eating than our doe kids. Good to know I'm not imagining it.
Only until they go into rut!! :lol
Yes, they eat more and I agree they are stupid. Just not as swift to catch on as doelings.
Totally agree. The does catch on quicker but drink less, the bucks are pigs! Although I do have the odd buck that will catch on quickly.