Pregnancy food ration change for dairy goats
Changing feed ration from jr. doe or dry doe to milker, in the last 6 weeks of pregnancy:
in the last 6 weeks of pregnancy:
Dry does will change from 1lb per day to 4lbs per day in the last 6 weeks
Week 6: feed 1.5 lbs per day – about 2 and ¼ cups per feeding
Week 5: feed 2 lbs per day- about 3 cups per feeding
Week 4: feed 2.5 lbs per day – about 3 and ¾ cup per feeding
Week 3: feed 3 lbs per day – about 4.5 cups per feeding
Week 2: feed 3.5 lbs per day – about 5 and ¼ cups per feeding
Week 1: feed 4 lbs per day – about 6 cups per feeding
The last 3 days of your does pregnancy you may want
To cut the ration back to 3 cups per feeding for 3 days to prevent flag.
Flag is when a does udder fills in to quickly and becomes tight and really
Firm and it swells preventing the milk supply from being fully expressed.
After the doe kids you can up her food back to the 6 cup per feeding ( 4lb ) ration again.