can a goat have kids a month apart?

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Question by mamaac43: can a goat have kids a month apart?
the goat had a kid a month ago and looks like she is pregnant again, could she possibly still be carrying a kid?

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3 Responses to can a goat have kids a month apart?

  1. no

    jumper and casper loves me+
    March 22, 2014 at 4:45 am

  2. Nope. What you are seeing is either “baby stretch” or a healthy rumen.

    March 22, 2014 at 5:16 am

  3. Nope, gestation in a goat is five months. I do have a few does that drop kids every 5 to 6 months, but that is unusual. Most of the time goats have their kid, and nurse their kid for 4-6 months. Goats that can get pregnant more than once a year, usually get pregnant every 8-9 months. So in two years, you end up with three kid crops.

    Some does (usually the dairy breeds) only cycle in once a year in the Autumn (vs. the meat breeds which can become pregnant all year long) So they only produce kids once a year.

    Permaculture homesteading/farming over 20 years
    Raising meat goats since 1999

    March 22, 2014 at 6:03 am

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