Answer (1 of 1): It depends on the type of goat. The Goat Spot - Your Goat Raising & Owning Headquarters. The normal gestation time for goats is 145 to 155 days. This works very well if you have people around to watch and be sure you catch the does as they come into heat, and if your does come into obvious heat. Nigerian dwarfs, for example, can breed year-round. Most goats are seasonal , so your doe should come into heat every 18-21 days from Sept. through Dec. Some breeds, like Nigerians, Boers, Spanish & Fainting, Pygmies and (sometimes) Nubians can breed year round. Although they can come into puberty and breed does as early at 4 months of age, waiting until a buck is a year of age to start using him for breeding is best. Once the head is out, the rest of the kid can come out quite quickly. Most of these breeds are meat goats. Goats can show overt signs of estrus while pregnant, and although natural service will not interfere with pregnancy, these does should not be artificially inseminated. Ovulation can occur anytime from 9–72 hr after the onset of estrus, typically toward the end of standing estrus. I breed Nubians, and Nubian crosses. Kidding Calculator Figure your Kidding Dates from the Breed Dates. The "bubble" can break at any time and it is ok. The head is the hardest part to get out. Copper and selenium both play an important role in a goat’s ability to come into heat, get pregnant, and stay pregnant for five months. top_goat Well-Known Member. They come into season anywhere from around July to December, more likely between August and November. Gestation is five months, so MOST of them won't be coming into heat until their kids are about 4-5 months old. A normal heat cycle is 21 days, but the actual range is more like 18 to 25 days. A young doeling will begin to come into heat at about 4 months old. 1,575. Mar 10, 2015 #1 . She will usually get pregnant the second time. Breeds that are known as the desert or equatorial breeds originated in hot climates and are generally aseasonal, meaning they cycle year around. For a more detail description, see Kidding Photos.and Birth Related Photo Albums. Home Forums > Goat discussion forums > Goat Management > Bleeding and breeding after kidding Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by top_goat, Mar 10, 2015. Eventually, even if nursing a kid or being milked, the doe will start cycling again. Sometimes a doe will come into heat, breed, and then come into heat again in 7 to 10 days. During this stage the goat will be restless. The uterus contracts and dilates, forcing the unborn kid against the cervix (neck of the uterus). The doe will remain in heat for 12 to 36 hours. Others come into heat only during the fall months. Following kidding, there is a period early in lactation during which the female does not come into heat. Most other dairy breeds are seasonal breeders, which means they will only go into heat every 21 days in the Fall from about August to January. If a doe does not come back into heat after she is bred, she may be pregnant (note I say may). She may look at her side, like she can’t figure out what is going on. The ovulation rate varies based on breed, season, and nutrition. 24 hours after birth: MAMA GOAT: It would be wise to take your doe’s temperature.A normal goat temperature is between 102 to 103 degrees F. Also, I’d recommend herbally de-worming your doe to help prevent a surge in worms while her immune system is down.. BABY GOATS: Make sure they are peeing & pooping.Their poop will look a lot like the baby meconium and will be thick and look like tar. This process usually lasts about 12 hours for goats that are kidding for the first time, but every goat is different. Most goats however are seasonal breeders. Adult male goats can weigh anywhere between 100 to 350 pounds, depending on their breed, health and nutritional status. There is really no way you can tell a goat is pregnant from just looking at her. Female goats (called does) go into heat every 21 days and lasts about 1-3 days. This time period is known as lactational anestrous and gives the uterus time to heal and gives the mother time to wean her kids before getting pregnant again. The most common reason goats do not get pregnant is a mineral deficiency, and this is fairly common.
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