The Goat Spot Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,470 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
As some of you might know - it seems that one of my goats may have been bred when I received her, which makes her due 1 1/2 months before I thought that she should be kidding from my buck! And so I am in panic state now.

Hopefully hubby will bring the "cha-cha" pics home tonight for you all~

Anyway, this weekend, we moved all the hay into another storage area, cleaned the kidding stall - made it "kid" proof, built a shelf high enough that no one can get to it but my jumper, and got new clean straw down for kidding.

Now here is my question, the stall is huge! Like mabey 12 feet by 8 feet. Should I shrink it down and mabey section it? Or do you think this will be ok? Does it have to be another doe in with her until delivery time, or can it be a wether, as her "friend" is a wether moreso then another doe?

So many questions that come to mind in the middle of the night when I lay in bed staring at the ceiling nervous as heck!

Thanks to all for the help in learning the whole love of caprine husbandry!
:D :hair:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
22,982 Posts
You would want enough space for mom to be able to stretch out and push when the time comes but not so small that the baby is in danger of being laid on...also you wouldn't want a baby to have to "find" mom for dinner.LOL. Sounds like you are gonna be nuts waiting...I hate not knowing due dates.

Being short on space and long on does til now, my girls had stalls that are 4-1/2 x 4 feet...was plenty of room for the kids to pile in a corner to sleep and still have mom close but comfortable...worked well for the last 5 years!..Now I have 2 kidding stalls that are boxed on the bottom to prevent drafts across the floor and hopefully I won't have the need for a third as I plan on introducing the kids to the common area at 2 weeks old. The size of your stall is bigger than the 10x 10 I had originally divided for 3 does! Now I have 4 and really need the space.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,470 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I think come March if both of my pygmies settled, I might be splitting the stall -

hey what about 2 does that love each other and have been through everything in the same birthing stall? LOL!

then there is the niger/pyg cross that has been running with bucks her whole life - what if she goes LOL! She has never been prego and doc thought mabey hermaphoriditic.... who kows.

The life of a newbie and caprines!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
28,343 Posts
I have a Wal Lenk and I LOVE IT! I used it on all my goats this past year and was extremely happy. I bought the rhinehart X30 and resold it because it was way to hot for my little pygmies! I was terrified I was going to burn them. There was so much smoke and I couldnt' see his head. I thought I did it for long enough but he ended up having to be reburned with the Wal lenk.

That said many people love the X30 and find it to be better then the wal lenk which you have to hold on longer and provide a little more pressure.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top