Mating, Pregnancy & Kidding Goats

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How Much to Feed Pregnant and Lactating Goats

If you're raising goats as part of a green lifestyle, you need an overall feeding program to keep your goats at maximal performance, but at times you need to make exceptions for certain goats or categories [more…]

How to Prepare Goats for Breeding

If you want to breed your goats, it helps to know about goat breeding behavior. Some goats can breed or be bred when they're as young as two months old, although the majority are not fertile until four [more…]

How to Breed Your Goats

To breed goats, you have to recognize when a doe is in heat and when a buck is in rut. Some signs that your goats are ready for breeding are more obvious [more…]

How to Resolve Problems in Your Goat's Pregnancy

If you have goats as part of your green, sustainable lifestyle, you might want to breed them. Pregnant goats require some special considerations even if the pregnancy is normal. Here are some conditions [more…]

How to Get Ready for Kidding

To make your goat's kidding go more easily and protect both dam (mother) and kids, you need to take certain precautions before the big event. Here are some tips for having a successful kidding season. [more…]

How to Tell When Your Goat Will Kid

As part of your sustainable lifestyle, you will want to be able to handle the routine birth of goats without calling in a vet. As the time nears for your goat to kid, you may get just as nervous as she [more…]

Goat Labor and Birth

Most goats can give birth without human help, but if you want to raise goats as part of your green lifestyle, you need to know the basics of kidding so you can help when you have to. Here are the basics [more…]

Caring for a Doe and Her New Kid

Your goats are likely to be fine giving birth without assistance, but after they kid, there are some things you can do to help the doe and her kid get off to a good start. The first thing to do when a [more…]

How to Tube-Feed a Weak Kid

One of the most exciting parts of raising goats as part of a green lifestyle is kidding. But when a baby goat is born too weak to suck, you need to get fluids into him. If the kid is a newborn, he needs [more…]

How to Develop a Goat Milking Routine

Goats are creatures of habit. If you want to maximize the amount of milk you get and make milking easier, you need to develop a regular milking routine, which means using the same place and same procedure [more…]

Pasteurizing Goat Milk and Keeping It Fresh

If you're raising and milking goats as part of a green lifestyle, you'll want to keep your milk fresh and to pasteurize it. The best way to keep milk fresh is to drink it as soon as possible. But even [more…]

How to Care for Nursing Does

To help a nursing goat stay healthy, you must care for the udder and prevent mastitis. The udder is composed of two halves and is held up by ligaments in the front, back, and sides. Each half has a mammary [more…]

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