All about goat pregnancy!
Is your goat pregnant?
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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!
Doe Code: You should read up on what Does Code is!
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!"
Bama's F7 Mini Nubian Twins
I thought she had at least another 6 weeks!
Spectra's F1 Mini Nubian Triplets
She delivered laying down!
Denver's F2 Mini Nubian Twins
Dever, CO did you just deliver that baby and walk away?
Ally's, F7 Mini Nubian Triplets
1 Doeling and 2 bucklings with a text book birth
Camo's F5 Mini Nubian twins
This was a scary birth. I thought we were loosing her and the baby goats.
Lucy's Mini Nubian Doelings
Came out to a smiling doeling! This nanny goat is a pro!
Penny's F4 Mini Nubian Twins
Text book delivery from experienced mini nubian, Penny.
Dotties, F4 Mini nubian Buckling
This was a hard delivery but this Mom did great!
Willow's Twin Nigerian Girls
Willow was practicing Doe Code. She had a text book delivery!
Dutchess Boer Doeling
I had no idea she was pregnant.Happy Monday yall!
Hazel had Boer twins
Surprise I am not fat. I was pregnant.
Dottie had triplet Boers
Spots, Spots, Spots look at these baby boer goats! This Mom is a pro!
Laverene had a boer Doeling
First time Mom, Laverene was showing off her baby girl.
Cookie had Boer Twins
They had just been born when we went out to feed at 6am.
Red Lady had triplet Boers just born
We had triplet Boers born at Cotton Bean Goat Farms.
Evie had a single Buckling?
I'm still in shock. She was HUGE!
Daffy had twin Boer baby goats
I thought she would have triplet boers, look at her!
This beautiful Boer doeling had some struggles but
The=is set of triplets got overheated and went down fast. See what we did to help them!
This first time Mom was stepping and laying on her baby goats. See what we did to help!
Here is what is in our Emergency goat birthing kit by the door!