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My doe freshened last Friday. We are milking twice per day and her milk tastes funny still. My friend says the 'funny' taste is colostrum, but its now a week since birth. When is goat milk ready for human consumption after birth? Any experience with this?

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It is only colostrum for a few day, but it tastes 'hormone-y' (to me, my husband says he can't taste it) for about two weeks, and then it gets better.
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Thanks! I tasted it and its less 'funny' so I hope thats the reason.

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A couple things to think about as well, is how clean are your jars and how clean is your girl's udder. Sometimes shaving their udder and really scrubbing it down good with warm soapy water before you milk her out makes a huge difference.

Getting is cold quickly and straining is also key. Hugs. You'll figure it out.

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My goat just had twins and last night we brougt them inside because I haven't seen them nurse much.

When can I begin to milk her? And will it affect her kids' milk?

This is my first time owning goats and I have nooooo clue what's what.

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Ohh, milk her ASAP. Twice per day if the kids are not nursing. Bottle feed them the milk. Let us know how it goes. Cute goats, are they does or bucklings?

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