Goat pregnancy feed ration change in the last 6 weeks

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.

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