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What age can pygmy goats get pregnant?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by Leah567, May 12, 2017.

  1. May 12, 2017
    Prairie Fleur

    Prairie Fleur Chillin' with the herd

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    Trust me you DONT want her getting pregnant anytime soon. A rule of thumb is 40 lbs or 1 year old to breed a Nigerian Dwarf and I wouldn't go much less with a Pygmy. My good sized yearling Nigerian dwarf doe had a huge buck kid this spring and had a Struggle kidding. We ended up having to help and poor girl had a lot of healing to do afterwards. We'd tried to keep her completely off grain for the last months of her pregnancy but she was a stinker for trying to eat my LGDs dog food (has some grain in) Etc. If the baby would have been much bigger she could have died trying to give birth and that's not something anyone wants to happen. So just a word of warning, breeding too soon can kill them when they aren't big enough to give birth or you end up with an expensive goat C-section IF your vet even does that.
     
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  2. May 13, 2017
    Leah567

    Leah567 Overrun with beasties

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    I want my female to get pregnant. I am breeding them
     
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    Green Acres Farm

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    Not anytime soon I hope!
     
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    Leah567

    Leah567 Overrun with beasties

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    No, maybe about next spring
     
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