It's a good practice to breed does two or more at a time so that fostering is a possibility, but a healthy doe should have no problem with 9. I've had does raise as many as a dozen, however there were two runts in that litter. They all survived and grew up fine, but the runts took longer to reach butchering weight.delirium said:If you've got another doe who kindled in the last few days, you can take one or two of the babies off and foster them on the other doe (assuming she has fewer babies). I've always heard to cull down to 8 at a maximum, since they can't nurse more than 8 at a time =(
It's for this reason that I always breed my does in pairs.
Bad information! I've had NZ does raise 14. Many of my does raisedelirium said:I've always heard to cull down to 8 at a maximum, since they can't nurse more than 8 at a time =(