Yes, we have 5 kids as of now. Eating 4 times each day, at ages 12 and 6. Their mom’s are milked twice a day, at 6. No breaks it seems in the foreseeable future, and certainly not during milking time. Genka and Geneva are finally working into a bit of a schedule. Genka’ s milking great, but Geneva’s holding back a little. We’re getting a combined total of about 1 gallon per day. The kids are consuming more than that, so we are mixing with milk replacer. 40 oz/day for the twins, and 32 oz per day for the others. Some of the comments on the internet say replacer can be an issue, so far, so good for us. We are very strict with our formula, and rationing the feeding, and it’s working.
It get’s crazy with 5 kids all trying to eat at once if you are feeding them by yourself. Using the replacer, we are getting some milk for ourselves and are storing it. Our soaps will now include their milk from the farm.
Their horns were removed last week, and Marc get’s banded in a few months. Sorry about that Marc, no other choice since we want to keep you.