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I have a 4 month old ND doe. She was at the breeders until she was 3.5 months old. At the breeders, the bucks and the does where housed together. 2 Adult bucks, and a few young bucks. It didn't even occur to me until now that she could be pregnant! I don't know how to tell, and the breeder didn't say anything about her being mounted at all. Maybe she didn't know that ND does can get pregnant at 8wks? Any advice? Is is possible she's pregnant? She's not showing any signs or anything (she wouldn't this early) its just a possibility worth checking out!
 

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Maybe, but the chances that you'd loose both are also there.

If you terminate now she'll live to breed again and the earlier you terminate the pregnancy the easier it is on the doe. She really needs to be at least a year old if not 18months before you breed her for a good outcome.
I agree.
 

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A lot of place (people) say you should go by weight not age for breeding, I personally do this and all my new does are breed before a year (Not at 4 months though!). Also if shes to young she might naturally abort, but I definitely would not count on that.
 

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A lot of place (people) say you should go by weight not age for breeding, I personally do this and all my new does are breed before a year (Not at 4 months though!). Also if shes to young she might naturally abort, but I definitely would not count on that.
I have also heard stories about mistake early breedings that turned out fine. I don't think the chances of her being pregnant are high enough to test and I would feel bad aborting the baby(s) if it might have been a decent pregnancy :( I know lots of people are saying to Lute her, but I think Im just going to wait it out, and make sure she is getting the proper nutrition. If she starts showing signs and turns up pregnant, I will definitely have a good vet on call. (goatzrule, a good vet referance would be great.)
 

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Well if she is pregnant the thing to do is make sure she weighs enough for her breed to make the pregnancy, so for now if you think she could be pregnant I would just make sure she puts on a good amount of weight, if not then you would really have to consider having them aborted, that is if shes pregnant.
 

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Not to be nosey but there was another person in ME who is in a similar situation as you are with a young doe she just bought. (Saw it on my facebook)I wonder if its the same breeder
 

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Im not sure where she is located. The doe is a little older than yours. She lost the kid and might loose the doe as well.
Hm. The doe had a sister the same age that the breeder kept. Im assuming she'll have the same problems I might have. Which is why is doesn't quite make sense why she would keep her bucks with her herd... Maybe she figured the does wouldn't come into heat? Or she didn't realize how young they can get pregnant?
 
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