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 baby goats. We had a first time Mini Nubian doe walk off and leave the sacks on both twin baby goats. 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 for both your doe and baby goats. It's amazing what you will do to save your goat even when you do think you can do it! We do keep a Emergency Birthing Kit by the front door during kidding season. Click here to see what it in our emergency kit! I don't want to have our 10 year old daughter trying to find something in the goat medical room when we have a doe in labor.  I want to stress be prepared! 

How long is labor and when should I be worried? Goats are like humans, every goat pregnancy, labor and delivery is different. Some of our Mini Nubian does kidded triplets in 20 minutes and some of our Boer does took an hour between births. If something seems off, don't panic, check your doe and go in to check the baby goat if needed. You may need to turn a baby goat or call a vet if you aren't comfortable. We do often get calls from other goat owners when a doe is in labor. In most cases, the goat owner just needs reassurance just like a expecting Dad. 

How many baby goats were born at Cotton Bean Goat Farms in 2020? So far we have had 63 births this year at our goat farm. It has been a busy year. We are expecting over 100 births in 2021.

 

Do you ever loose a baby goat? The sad reality of having goats and animals is that you occasionally do loose one. We did have a buckling that was dead when I found him at 2 am while checking on his pregnant doe.  My guess is that he was still born. She did have a beautiful healthy baby girl. 

"Tales from the Goat Birthing Pen!"

Bama's F7 Mini Nubian Twins

Bama's F7 Mini Nubian Twins

I thought she had at least another 6 weeks!

Spectra's F1 Mini Nubian Triplets

Spectra's F1 Mini Nubian Triplets

She delivered laying down!

Denver's F2 Mini Nubian Twins

Denver's F2 Mini Nubian Twins

Dever, CO did you just deliver that baby and walk away?

Ally's, F7 Mini Nubian Triplets

Ally's, F7 Mini Nubian Triplets

1 Doeling and 2 bucklings with a text book birth

Camo's F5 Mini Nubian twins

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

Lucy's Mini Nubian Doelings

Came out to a smiling doeling! This nanny goat is a pro!

Penny's F4 Mini Nubian Twins

Penny's F4 Mini Nubian Twins

Text book delivery from experienced mini nubian, Penny.

Dotties, F4 Mini nubian Buckling

Dotties, F4 Mini nubian Buckling

This was a hard delivery but this Mom did great!

Willow's Twin Nigerian Girls

Willow's Twin Nigerian Girls

Willow was practicing Doe Code. She had a text book delivery!

Dutchess Boer Doeling

Dutchess Boer Doeling

I had no idea she was pregnant.Happy Monday yall!

Hazel had Boer twins

Hazel had Boer twins

Surprise I am not fat. I was pregnant.

Dottie had triplet Boers

Dottie had triplet Boers

Spots, Spots, Spots look at these baby boer goats! This Mom is a pro!

Laverene had a boer Doeling

Laverene had a boer Doeling

First time Mom, Laverene was showing off her baby girl.

Cookie had Boer Twins

Cookie had Boer Twins

They had just been born when we went out to feed at 6am.

Red Lady had triplet Boers just born

Red Lady had triplet Boers just born

We had triplet Boers born at Cotton Bean Goat Farms.

Evie had a single Buckling?

Evie had a single Buckling?

I'm still in shock. She was HUGE!

Daffy had twin Boer baby goats

Daffy had twin Boer baby goats

I thought she would have triplet boers, look at her!

For the love of PITA Goat
This beautiful Boer doeling had some struggles but
Baby goats get over heated in Summer
The=is set of triplets got overheated and went down fast. See what we did to help them!
First time Boer Mom needs some help
This first time Mom was stepping and laying on her baby goats. See what we did to help!
Emergency Goat Birthing Kit
Here is what is in our Emergency goat birthing kit by the door!
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We raise, breed & Sale Mini Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf and Boer Goats.

29631 Herrin Grove Rd Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124

Call 704-941-7944

Dutchess Boer Doeling

I had no idea she was pregnant.Happy Monday yall!

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