I Need More Imformation On Pregnat Goats.?

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Question by alyjan2: I Need More Imformation On Pregnat Goats.?
How long Will The Goat Be Pregnat For? How Old Does It HAve To Be In Order To Handle It?

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2 Responses to I Need More Imformation On Pregnat Goats.?

  1. my grandma had some goats, they gave birth in about 5 months(i looked it up to be sure and it is true) and in order for it not to be timid you need to handle it very often starting after a couple of hours after it is delivered. my grandmother made the mistake of not handling it enough and the poor thing is scared of humans

    Maggie M
    February 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm

  2. Goats will kid from 145 days to 155 days after breeding.

    Go to this site and use the calculator

    You should handle the baby at birth by cleaning the umbilical cord with Iodine or a good antiseptic and by making sure the mouth is clear of fluids. Make sure the baby gets colostrum and can nurse. I would not play with the baby the first week and not until the baby was strong and the mother felt comfortable with the baby straying from her side. You want the baby to get a good hold on life before you cause problems with stress. I show dairy goats and handle the babies every day as baby goats but I do not handle them as I would a pet until they are at least a couple of weeks old.

    You did not mention what type of goat you are breeding so I would google the specific goat breed. There are important vaccines and food requirements for the pregnant doe that help ensure a strong healthy doe and kid. If this is a dairy goat, go to this site and read.


    or for general goat information:

    February 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm

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