Two week old doeling making milk?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Liberty Alpines, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Liberty Alpines

    Liberty Alpines New Member

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    :??? I have a two week old doeling that has developed a little udder that is about the size of a golf ball and it has milk in it. None of my other doelings have ever had this. Is this unusual? Is it a problem? :thankyou Kristin
     
  2. sunnygrl_ks

    sunnygrl_ks Guest

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    i wouldn't know about goats, but i know it is possible for human babies to have milk... both boys and girls when they are newborn.... its all about mothers hormones. Maybe its the same with goats?
     

  3. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    don't ever milk out a doeling like this to test. they have hormones and will develope little udders but leave them alone in the furture. Your just asking for mastitis by opening those orifaces
     
  4. Liberty Alpines

    Liberty Alpines New Member

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    Well, perhaps some doelings just develop it then. No, I didn't take any out to test! Thanks for the advice! Kristin
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    What I meant was I wouldn't milk her at all to even see if she had milk. I leave them alone. But yes is rather common for youngins to develop little udders
     
  6. Wow learn something new every day!

    Thanks for the info :)