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Old 05-12-2017, 08:26 PM
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Have anyone used a hand milker that is a vacumn? "henry" milker is what it is called. I am having trouble milking with the arthritis in my hand and wondered how these would work. They are cheaper than the battery or electric ones for me.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:21 AM
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We never used them, but people told us they were only practical on Nigerians or Pygmies--goats that are hard to milk by hand. I can appreciate your difficulties, as my wife developed carpel tunnel syndrome when she was milking by hand. We bought an electric milking machine, which worked fine but was a nuisance. She went back to hand milking, but we sold the herd when I was injured and could no longer help her.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:30 PM
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Thank you so much for replying to me. the goats I have are Nubian/alpine so they are big goats. I* will just get by right now, I hate gadgets and this sounds like a gadget, like you said, more trouble than it is worth.
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