feeding an unplanned pregnant kid

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by lesserweevil, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Hello there again! I seem to have very little time to post on forums given my hectic work schedule :)

    Anyway... one of Whisper's kids (now 9 months old ish???) is 90% likely to be pregnant (by it's father OOPS) and I'm wondering what the best way to feed her is...

    At the moment she is approximately 1 month in kid (if indeed she is). I have never had a kid in kid before - earliest I kid them is their 2nd year. I dont want to feed her too much... but dont want her to get sick on too little either.

    She is a Saanen doeling, well grown (biggest of the 3 actually), and, if I recollect rightly, was born on 25 March. I THINK. *scratches head*.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, especially by people who have fullsize goats, as feeding for minis is different (although obviously not wrong for minis!)

    Thanks a bunch
  2. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Many people breed a 9 months old, The real question is how much does she weigh? Its best to breed a full size dairy goat at no less then 80-90lbs. But at 9 months old she should be in that rage, All mine are.

    As far as feed I dont know how to help, Sorry.

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    dont over feed thats important.

    Feed her as if you would any other pregnant goat -- she will continue to grow while in her pregnancy
  4. firelight27

    firelight27 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 24, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    I would do what Stacey says, feed her like any other pregnant doe. Many people breed their does for the first time around the time frame in which yours got pregnant, and as long as she is well grown and not stunted she should have a completely normal pregnancy.
  5. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    My saanen doe was born February '09, and kidded for a March '10 baby...she's still growing like a weed, is 2 months pregnant, and hasn't had any complications from being bred so young. So, really, I wouldn't worry about her being bred now, so long as she's a good weight. Feed her like any other doe, like everyone else has already said, and everything should go fine.
  6. villager

    villager New Member

    Sep 7, 2010
    We have had little accidents, whereby kids of 4½ and 6 months old have been impregnated. We did not pay any special attention to their diets, and their pregnancies and kiddings were normal.
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with Stacey....feed like normal.... :hug:
  8. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    thanks everyone for the help, I'll pass on the info!