Baby bucks question

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by kimsminis, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. kimsminis

    kimsminis New Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    At what point should I separate my baby pygmy bucks from their baby sisters? I don't need anymore baby goats for a while.

    Thanks, Kimberly
  2. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    The boy can do their thing as early as 2months. girls i think at 6.

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I had 2 baby does come into their first heat at 3 and 4 months of age...pygmy boys are fertile as early as 8-9 weeks...I band all boys at 7 weeks unless requested as a buck. To be on the safe side though, either keep the baby boys in a seperate pen together or get them wethered(banded)
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    wether by 8 weeks if possible -- I had 3 month old boys in with their moms and nothing happened but that isnt always the case for everyone.

    Girls tend to be fertile around 3-4 months but there have been those times when the girls have had their first heat around 2 months and gotten preggy.

    So to be on the safe side with minis best to separate at 8 weeks or wether.
  5. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    I seperate/wether mine at 8 weeks. I say "if there is a will, there is a way". ;)