bucks VS does

Discussion in 'Birth Announcements' started by heavenlyhaven, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

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    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    just curious
    #1) how many kids have you had this year (well, your goats, LOL ) and what is the buck to doe ratio
    #2) do you put ACV in their water

    my reason for asking
    i was told that the acidity of the ACV (apple cider vinegar) builds up in the goats system
    good for a few things
    stops biting bugs (i'm gonna start drinking it - lol)
    prevents UC in males
    and, the reason for the above question,
    it makes it harder for the male hormone to produce male reproductive organs
    thus
    more does than bucks
    my first year i gave acv and had almost all does (dont remember numbers)
    the second year i did not give acv and had more bucks (again - ?numbers?)
    last year i gave and had about an equal ratio
    this year i gave acv and have had 13 babies and only 5 bucks
     
  2. milk and honey

    milk and honey Senior Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    Everett, WA
    I had a stillborn doe and a buckling.. I give ACV but I dont have any bucks...just does
     

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    2 bucks with 3 does...no ACV and 1 buck gave one buckling, the other buck with 2 does gave 3 doelings and 2 bucklings.
     
  4. firelight27

    firelight27 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 24, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    I've never heard of using ACV (besides as a weight loss and health tool for humans.) Maybe I'll try it with my pregnant girls. I have had one doe kid with triplet bucks. My next girl better give me at least one doe! She had twin bucks last year and I really want a doeling from her! GAH!
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Im going to remove this double post so if you guys could repost on the other one I would appreciate it - thanks

    Going to lock this so that everyone knows which one they should post on.

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