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Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by BlueHeronFarm, Feb 20, 2008.
They are 24 hours old and on the lambar.
...we're not messing around this year. :nooo
I keep saying we are going to go to lambars but so far it hasn't happened. Taking 10 bottles out to the barn is a pain.
OMG I have to get the holes drilled for the new lambar, or get the old one in from the barn and disinfect it. Those two first born doelings are over 2 weeks old and on a bottle still, they will drive me NUTS moving to lambar. what was I thinking :crazy Oh I remember I was going to make up a mini bucket :yeahthat whoops didn't get that done yet.
We also stopped using pop bottle nipples. The lambar nipples fit on a pop bottle, so we just started with those. Just a tip if you're thinking of tough-loving them like we did.
Update-- Now with photos!
Great picture! We moved our kids to the lamber two days ago and are not having any problem.
How much of a pain are those tubes to clean? I bought a Lambar, but also bought a bucket feeder that has no tubes, but only feeds 3 at once.
We just rinse them right after the kids are done with cool water, then run hot through them, then squirt hi-chlor sanitizing solution down them.
We did have a teeny brush, but we don't really use it. PITA.
We run hot water though them and then put the tubes in a bowl of hot soapy water so all the tubes get water in them and the rinse them again, it keeps them clean. I have learned that you can hold two tubes under our water at the same time and rinse them both so it is a little faster for me then my sisters.
they are soo cute.
I start with pritchart nipples, then switch to lambar nipples on the bottles. Then switching to lambar is no big deal.
I might try your way, as that makes life even easier.
I have three does due in three days at the end of March. Fun Fun
(LeeAnne/Qvrfullmidwife speaking here) We also do run bleach solution through them after each washing and once a week use a scrub brush on the inside of the tubes. We have always doen the gray lambar nipples from the get-go.
Lisa you have missed your calling...your cheese is *great*, but your pictures are really something special.
Oh, thanks. I was in photography school before we moved out here. Sigh. One day we may turn the egg cooler into a darkroom, but I can't even begin to think about it now.
I AM thinking about hiring myself out to do photography for other farm folks' websites. Charge a flat fee to come out and shoot a hundred or so pics and then send a disk.
...if anyone is interested, PM me. We'll have a break after 3/10 -- when 4 are due to kid. Yow!
We will hire you for appraisal for sure! I don't know why I always rush through appraisal and then sit around talking and eating with the appraiser for 2 hours afterwards!!! This time there will be photos taken before we milk them....
Speaking of which, everyone get your deposit in before March 1st! Vicki
I thought for sure you were talking about LaManchas... they are on the lambar at the second feeding!
Yep our babies are on the lambar by 24 hours old too, I just can't stand to sit around with a bottle.
Too cute! I guess we didn't know it was supposed to be hard to switch from bottles to the lambars. Our Saanens are such greedy little cusses that it takes 2 feedings to get them switched. Might have to look at using the lambar nipples to start though... hmmm.
P.S. Gosh Vicki, how do you get 2 extra hours? Our appraiser always has another stop breathing down his neck... Definitely ditto on the appraisal pictures. We did okay last year (except we missed the first doe) until DS messed up his teeth on the trampoline and had an emergency dentist visit. No more pictures after that! After struggling for good pics for our upcoming website, I am hoping DH will be more vigilant about getting pics at shows too.