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Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by Thunderhill, Feb 7, 2009.
fecundity is on the doe's side though :wink:
But she needs happy healthy little swimmers
what was your feeding routine at the time of joining? Did you flush feed?
What was their condition score at joining?
CIDRs alone will not increase fecundity.
Nope I didn't flush feed. They stay on pasture year round, so it wasn't suddenly introduced, and I don't increase their grain amounts during breeding...they would get too fat. There was quite a bit of green during breeding season.
They get free choice bermuda hay, alfalfa pellets, and minerals. I feed a high protien pellet mixed with oats,barley,and BOSS once a day. I increase the amounts for lactating does.
I try to keep the body score at 3, but I have to watch a couple of them so they don't go up to 4
very cute. How can pictures of baby goats be anything but cute. Suellen
Wow, now I have to say I am impressed and also stumped. You managed two quads and one quints without super-ovulation drugs, flush feeding or drastically increasing CS. In your situation you technically should be having twins and trips. :greengrin:
Congrats, and enjoy those babies :greengrin:
I am as stumped as you
How close are your bucks? Can the girls smell them? If your girls can smell the boys they will start release more eggs with every heat till they are breed. Shelly
Yep, they can smell them!! EUREKA! Thanks for this info.
We have a friend about an hour away and her first two does kidded this week...both with quads. No CIDRS involved
yeesh! I am glad I am far far way!
Hmmm. That is interesting. Our buck is fairly close to the does and they can smell him. We almost always have triplets, rarely twins. . . . that is pretty interesting.
Keren: Nigerians are very prolific breeders -- quads and quints are very, very common with the breed. Pretty cool but a lot of work!!
My buck pen too is right next to the does. That's normally how I find out who's in heat. The does plaster themselves to the fence and the bucks are blubbering from their side. They share about a 25 foot section. Hot wire on the bucks side to make sure they don't get too interested in visiting.
I did get two sets of quads last year and we did get three sets of triplets but everything else was twins and singles.