How soon?

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  1. glidergurl03

    glidergurl03 Well-Known Member

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    How soon after kidding will my Nigerian come back into heat? Lila just kidded a few days ago (NOT expected...we threw a buck in the pen for 1/2 hour, just for holding...ugh LOL.), and being a Nigie and a year round breeder, will it be immediately? A couple days? weeks? a month? :)
     
  2. TC

    TC Well-Known Member

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    I had one, a Boer doe, give birth 5 months and 3 weeks after her last one. Totally unexpected! Probably not usual.
     

  3. trob1

    trob1 Well-Known Member

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    No, I think that is totally normal! All of my does had heat 3 weeks after giving birth.

    I think you are safe as long as the buck was removed that soon.
     
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    Shazza Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So is it only dairy does that are seasonal??....I didnt know this!!!
     
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    delphinium Well-Known Member

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    Nigies are dairy, but originate from a warm climate so come in season year round.
     
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    Milk n' Honey Well-Known Member

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    Pygmies also can be bred year round and sometimes Nubians can too. The rest of the dairy breeds are seasonal. Many meat herd producers will breed a month after kidding because the goal is to have 5 kiddings in 2 years! That is a lot of breeding and kidding but if it is for profit, that is what makes sense, I guess. I wouldn't expect her to get pregnant a few days later though. I would say at least 3 wks to cycle again??
     
  7. glidergurl03

    glidergurl03 Well-Known Member

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    kk that's what I figured, 3-4 weeks. Thanks guys! :)
     
  8. dosthouhavemilk

    dosthouhavemilk Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Psst...it's 3 kiddings in 2 years (not five). Five isn't possible. They don't cycle back quickly enough.

    Most dairy breeds are seasonal breeders and a good number of meat goats re year round. Then where you are located also affects this as well.