What to Expect When You Are Expecting Baby Goats



Each year hundreds if not thousands of new goat owners wait impatiently for their first baby goats. Knowing the signs that the time is near can help in being prepared for the joyful occasion. While each doe is different these are the guidelines I have found personally to be most accurate. I find it helpful to have a notebook for each doe, I write all her signs and changes as they happen. It helps me know what to watch for the following year. It is also a great place to keep track of breeding dates, vaccines, doctor visits, hoof trims, and when supplements are given. 


They do not go back into heat.

Sleeping a bit more than normal.

Becoming protective over their baby-side (right-side) during roughhousing.

Appetite increasing.

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