Tuesday, September 21, 2010
During the autumn months, the period of daylight becomes shorter and shorter and it’s this that signals the start of the goat’s breeding season. However I did not expect this years kids to come in heat before November, they are now 5 months old only. But rather than focusing on age, a goatkeeper should look at a goat’s weight to determine if she’s a candidate for breeding. On average, a doe must reach 75% of her adult weight before she can be bred. Today it was Tata's turn (due +/- 18/02/11) and it looks like Tita will be soon in heat as well. Our maternity ward will be crowded next year February! To prevent farherxdaughter accidents I have confined Smurdy behind a big fence.