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  • Joined Apr 2012
Boer nanny feeding 6-7 kids/lambs
« on: April 05, 2013, 08:21:00 am »
My boer nanny is the best mother I've ever seen too good I fact she has 3 kids off her own (4 weeks old) but she is feeding everything on my field! One off my ewes also had triplets and she keeps giving them top up feeds & a little Pygmy boy! How to I stop her being so good! Haha she has plenty of milk still and I'm not milking her at all


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Boer nanny feeding 6-7 kids/lambs
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 10:07:50 am »
If you want to have your Boer kids to grow quickly I would separate the goat from the sheep and leave her with own offspring only. Yes they will get something... but unlikely to be enough. If a kid//lamb needs between 1.5 and 2 ltrs of milk a day the maths just don't add up for that number of kids/lambs....


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  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Re: Boer nanny feeding 6-7 kids/lambs
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 07:54:24 pm »
Have to agree, Boers are not a milk breed and as she has triplets of her own they need everything she has
We have a Boer Nanny here with twins and she has had to be kept away from all of the other kids as she would also let anyone feed


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Wiltshire
Re: Boer nanny feeding 6-7 kids/lambs
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 09:29:16 pm »
My boer x has triplets and managing them but not a chance of feeding anyone else. She sends them flying.  Feel for her though, teats are looking a bit chewed, sudocrem seems to help.


  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Boer nanny feeding 6-7 kids/lambs
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 12:01:25 pm »
Yes the one thing we used to be warned about was not to suckle lambs off goats (Have you seen how tough they can get!)sure way of ending up with a damaged udder


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