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Do you start the 150 day count on the day they were bred or the day after?

I usually count the day they were bred but this program I am using from fiasco farms counts the day after the breeding as day one.

Just curious how you all start the 150 day count
 

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I count the day after. They are a day bred after 24 hours.
That is just how I have always done it.
It is just like when we are pregnant. We are not 9 months until we are done with the ninth month.
 

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ok thanks. I just wasn't quite sure.

So I guess I need to recalculate the day my does did actually kid this past year, oh well it was just a day off, who cares right?
 

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I start the day after they are bred. Just because they are bred that day does not mean they conceive that day. It can take up to fourty eight hours for the sperm to fertilize the egg. So in theory you can have a doe bred on the eighth of january and she doesn't actually settle until the tenth.
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I just put the date they were bred into my health records excel spread sheet and I have it so that the "due date" shows up as 'bred date + 150 days'. That way I don't even have to think about it. Or do any math! That is the nice thing about computers :D
 
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