Do you prefer pasture breeding or hand breeding? I personally don't like running the buck in the same pen as ALL my does . . .and I like to be there on hand when he does his earthly duty . . .but you can't always know when she is just right. This year, because the gate on my other pen was broken, I had to run the buck in with my does and he just totally made a mess of everything---because I couldn't enter the pen (he was a big ole mean nubian buck) I had to throw the hay over the fence instead of putting it in their feeder, and so the hay made a big mess. I prefer hand breeding for three reasons: #1, safer #2 you actually know when the doe was bred! :ROFL: and #3 Convenient . . .you just chaperone the buck and doe while they do their thing . . .but your side please~!