Update bad and good news : he's here!! goat kidding question

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  1. animalgirl2010

    animalgirl2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I was wondering if all you goat experts could give me a prediction to when these goats will kid last year was my first time with a goat kidding and I had no idea what to expect I stayed with one all night then the next day when I ran to get some food when I got back they were here. They look like they are getting pretty close to me but I need some advice. Also it is getting colder here and is suppose to be 7 degrees on friday should I fix a heat lamp in the barn or will it being dry and draft free enough? Thanks in advance:)
    1st goat I couldnt get a picture from the top of her because she is skiddish and I didnt want to stress her.
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  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks close. When was she bred?

    I wouldnt use a heat lamp once the kids are dry. I'd confine them to a small pen (4 X 4) with deep, dry straw, and no drafts.
    They will be fine that way.

    Good luck!
     
  3. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't use heat lamps either. I will have alot of does kid out very soon also and I just leave regular lights in their kidding pens for a few days while they are put up. Then out they go into the pasture with their mommas.

    She does look close.

    They really hollow out right before kidding. I don't see that on her from that top pick, but there is alot of hair there....lol...so can't really tell.

    Be on your toes, kids could be coming soon!

    Post a pic when they are here!!
     
  4. Thunderhill

    Thunderhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First goat looks pretty close....second one too but she is not dropped as much as the first one.
     
  5. animalgirl2010

    animalgirl2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. I was thinking the first goat looked like she would go sooner too. It is her first time the second one had twins last year. I wrote down when we bred both of them but of course now I cant seem to find where I put it. In the future I plan on putting it on the computer so I cant really misplace it. lol I will definitely post pics when the babies get here. thanks:)
     
  6. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put all breeding dates on the calender.....the month they are bred.....then I skip forward 5 months and put approx. kidding time on the calender.

    I then easily see when to expect kids shortly.
     
  7. Madfarmer

    Madfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been watching posts on another forum specific to goats. It's relatively easy to induce labor in goats, provided you know PRECISELY when they were bred. You give them the shot, 36 hours later they kid. No running back & forth to the barn all night.

    Madfarmer
     
  8. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't do that....just me, I let nature do it.
     
  9. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    madfarmer. Do you have the link for the other goat forum.That you mentioned. Just for goats:D
     
  10. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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