All about goat pregnancy!
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This is the million dollar question when you own goats. The gestation period is 150 days. We have learned the hard way that sometimes first time Nanny's, who pasture breed through a fence without the knowledge of the human goat Mom or Dad, don't always develop an utter and if they are sporting their winter goat coat it's almost impossible to tell if they are fluffy or pregnant. This describes our first kidding season here at our little goat farm in Mt. Pleasant, NC.
Fun Fact: You will know your goat is pregnant when she delivers. Just a little goat farm humor!
Do goats need human help? Goats are designed to handle birth on their own but we have had to intervene numerous times and help save babies. We had a first time Nanny walk off and leave the sacks on the babies. This set of twins would have died if we were not around to clean them off and clear their airways. We had another baby goat that presented head first no legs Sometimes a little help during delivery can be the difference in life or death.
Tales from the Goat Birthing Pen!
Camo, F4, Mini Nubian Birthing Scare with a happy ending!
Red Lady, Boer Nanny gave us registered
Penny, F3, Mini Nubian Birthing story!
Dutchess Registered Boer Nanny was as caught off guard too!
Dottie our F3 Mini Nubian Doe had a complicated delivery!
Willow, Nigerian Princess greeted us with her Twin Doelings
Ally, F6 Mini Nubian Doe delivered triplets goat baby's with ease just like her Mom.
I am not fat, I just had twin boer goats. I still love you human! Hazel Goat
Spectra laid down while delivering all 3 triplets.
Our Mini Nubian Kidding Season is done!
Daffy our Boer Doe only had twin baby goats!
May 2020 - We are still waiting on some Boer girls to kid. Stay tuned!