How close to the due date do you start waiting for babies?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Sonrise Farm, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    How close to the due date do yuo start preparing for kids?
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I wait til day 140 and start watching....though most times my girls go on 145 or 146...My Tilly has kidded on 143 before....140 is when I start watching them like a hawk.

  3. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Well....I usually watch for kidding signs about a week before. Depends on each doe though. I make sure to have everything I need at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance.
  4. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    150 Days before the due date :greengrin: LOL. But about day 138-140 I start to really watch them.
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    I am ready with all my kidding supplies by day 140. The kidding stall is usual cleaned out and ready to house the new mother and kid/s as well.

    mine tend to kid 146-150
  6. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
  7. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    OK, I feel really dumb. I have it all ready when I put them in with the buck. But about 2-3 weeks before I go check it all again to make sure i have not lost anything or thought I had something that I do not have.

    I had one doe abort at about 2-1/3 months so I needed thing that I could not find at the time, that is why I have it ready so early.