My 4 year old Nigerian doe kidded for the first time in June. She was bred to a Nigerian buck that stays in the pen with my does at all times so I am unsure how far along in pregnancy she was. Her…Continue
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Nigerians ARE NOT seasonal breeders like most other goats. They can come into heat year round, approx every 3 weeks. Of course, nutrition, health, and where they are located may play a part in how…"
"Stupid question: what months do Nigerians typically come into heat? We live in North Alabama. Also, if another kid is still born, do you refrigerate the kid and placenta or just keep at room temperature?"
"Thanks for responding back :) So, the first time the doe was exposed to a buck was the 8 week old buckling in Nov 2020. It sounds like he bred her once fully mature around 7-8 months old, which is quite typical.
Since your other goat has dry brittle…"
"I thank both of you for your help! I have had this doe since she was 8 weeks. I got the buckling with her October 2020 and he was 8 weeks old when I got him. Which may explain the unusual breeding times. I think I panicked about the parasites. I had…"
"Ditto on everything Tammy said.
I also am curious about how long you've had this doe and how long she has been with the buck. If she's been with him for very long, I would definitely be thinking about a nutritional deficiency because…"
I am so sorry that this happened. I know it must have been devastating. Without knowing the approximate gestation of the kids (and a big ole' list of other questions,) it is a little harder answer, but I am going to explore a few…"
My 4 year old Nigerian doe kidded for the first time in June. She was bred to a Nigerian buck that stays in the pen with my does at all times so I am unsure how far along in pregnancy she was. Her kids were stillborn. The first kid appeared to be well developed with hair and the second was very small and appeared less developed but still with hair. We heard her “screaming” and went out to check on her. The first kid was back legs first and after watching her for a while saw she having trouble…See More
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