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I've got pregnant Nigerian dwarfs and boers, at least three from my study of bellies. All mine are in a communal pasture, including the buck. After the girls start kidding, will I need to separate him from the herd? My experiences are with mammals that can get pregnant too soon after giving birth, like rabbits and cats, if the male has access. Or will nature take care of that? Thanks!

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Yes, I would suggest separating the buck shortly before/after kidding. I have had does come in heat just a few weeks after kidding, and it would be terrible for the does to be bred that soon after kidding.

Good luck with your prego does! It's always exciting to have new babies!
 

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It is a good idea to separate the buc,k 1 to 2 months prior to kidding, or when the buck starts chasing the Does, you see, the Does will have a discharge that will make the buck think, they are in season, it has a fragrance to them. The buck will chase, causing stress and the possibility of aborting.

Yes, Does can get pregnant shortly after they kid, which is not good either.
 
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