How early do they usually kid with multiples?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by RosebayRidgeNigerians, May 14, 2014.

  1. RosebayRidgeNigerians

    RosebayRidgeNigerians New Member

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    May 14, 2014
    My doe is due on the 25th (145 days), which is 10 days from now. I think her ligaments are softened, because I can't feel them really now . Her pooch has been very puffy the last few days & her udder is huge.
    The kids dropped down a week ago. She got PG 600 because she was not cycling, then went into raging heat & was bred well & much, so I'm expecting quads possibly. She is a FF, and a Nigi and almost 2 years. What is average time for delivery of quads, by experienced Nigerian owners
     
  2. MoKa-Farms

    MoKa-Farms 4-H Secretary for Life ^.^

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    Jun 19, 2013
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    Our doe who is a second freshener had her quads about 2 weeks overdue. I suppose it depends on the doe. NOTE- She is a Nigerian
     
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  3. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Cant speak for Nigerians, but my girls usually are done within a half hour with quads.
     
  4. GoateeFarms50

    GoateeFarms50 New Member

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    Mar 20, 2013
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  5. NubianFan

    NubianFan New Member

    Jun 2, 2013
    Arkansas
    I have no idea on that, but unless you ultrasounded there is no way to know whether she has quads, she could just have twins. My nubian doe ff had her twins exactly two days early but I don't think that means anything for another doe, each doe and each pregnancy is different.
     
  6. canyontrailgoats

    canyontrailgoats New Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    western montana
    For a ff, quads are possible but unlikely. Some does look huge and only have one or two, while others don't look preggo at all and end up having three or four! So you'll honestly never know until they either give birth or you them ultra sounded.

    Do you have any pics of her? They might help determine when she'll kid, and we could guess how many we think she'll have :)
     
  7. MsScamp

    MsScamp New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    Wyoming
    Actually, according to what I've read, it usually holds true for a lot of first timers. If I remember correctly, 1st timers tend to kid early whereas multiples tend to kid late. I don't usually have due dates - my bucks are apparently shy - but this year I did see several of the first time does being bred and almost every one of them kidded early. Some of them 5 days early.
     
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  8. canyontrailgoats

    canyontrailgoats New Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    western montana
    I've heard that ffs and does with multiple kids tend to go early, while does carrying singles and older does tend to go late...
     
  9. MsScamp

    MsScamp New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    Wyoming
    This is exactly why I stated "If I remember correctly". :laugh: