So we lamb and kid on pasture as well. We do pen them up afterward in small paddocks just for 24 hours. As far as worming..we only worm when needed, but nursing does and ewes will build up a heavy worm load fast. We dont kid or lamb in summer here (usually Feb-April) , but this year we have noticed the mamas needing wormed a little more often. I am not sure why. We did get a ton a rain in the fall (like 19" over normal). i know I am late to the conversation. I hope your kidding went well!!We are preparing for an early summer kidding and lambing time this year!
After our goats delivered last year, we wormed them. We used Cydectin sheep drench at 2times the label for sheep within the first 24 hours after delivery. We were led to believe that worm loads spike after delivery, so followed that protocol.
This will be our first season ever to lamb on our own. So, do our Ewes have the same situation of needing to be wormed within 24 hours of lambing?
Other question we have is do you allow the goats and lambs to do so on pasture? Or do you put them in their own birthing pens-if possible? The lambs are much more shy than our goats, but don't know how this will be when it is that time?!?
Any other words of wisdom on kidding or lambing? We are very new at all of this!