When to breed my girls?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Mama C, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Mama C

    Mama C Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I have two Tog/nubian cross does, born in April of this year.
    When should I breed them?
    I need a full lesson on breeding, gestation,housing,delivery ect.
    Right now they are in a run with my chickens, but have their own house. Dirt floor covered in shavings and straw, about 6x8?
    I really want to have some babies in the spring and milk for my pigs and calves as well. Have milked cows but any info on milking goats would be great!!
    Thanks
     
  2. Caprice Acres

    Caprice Acres AKA "mygoat" Staff Member Supporter

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    My baby goats from august 2nd will be around 6-7 mon. this breeding season ( I breed in Feb/March this year) and they MAY get bred if I deem them large enough. They have to be a healthy size and have good general health as well. It depends on your goat's size and weight. It also depends on the maturity level in your opinion. hope this helps!
     

  3. mary,tx

    mary,tx Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For my Nubians, I like them to weigh at least 80 pounds, and be at least 8 months old, preferably 10. You can get a weigh tape that will tell you fairly accurately how much they weigh. I would suggest that you wait at least another month or two to breed. Gestation is about 5 months.