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So we got confirmation that our two girls are pregnant. This is our first year breeding. We do want to grow our herd. Although we are not sure how to do this without inbreeding. Any advise or tips would be appreciated!
 

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We have two does that are pregnant. I can’t feel the ligaments on one of them and I haven’t checked the other one yet. Could we put them in the same stall or should we separate them?
 

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We have two does that are pregnant. I can't feel the ligaments on one of them and I haven't checked the other one yet. Could we put them in the same stall or should we separate them?
It depends on how they get along. If my two does were due around the same time, I would not have them in the same stall for birthing. Some does might be ok together, maybe if they are sisters and always get along.
Do you have an approximate due date?
 

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I would play it safe and just split them. I’ve had ones kid together and one took all the kids and beat up the other one and she wanted nothing to do with them out of fear. Or kids that have no real idea who mom is goes to the not mom and gets beat up or real mom looses her mind from hormones and beats up the other one. And a lot of times all goes well. I would just split them though until you get a idea of what they do this round.
And I can’t wait to see babies!!!
 

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Generally, goats kid without too much trouble. You do want to try and be there. Have on hand at least- something clean to set new babies on (puppy pee pads work good) a towel to help dry if mom isn't doing it, navel dip (iodine) and rubber gloves in case you need to "go in" and reposition a stuck kid.
From the start of pushing labor or obvious serious discomfort to the kid being out should not be longer than 20-30 min.

After the birthing- a lot of does appreciate a bucket of really warm (not hot) water. About 103ºF. They get chilled after the birth.
There are great kidding articles on The Goat Spot. Best of luck to you and your does.
 

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Any babies?
Hope all went well!
 
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