In the days before you Doe is due, start placing her up for the night in the kidding pen where she will have some privacy. Sometimes we will put them in with another doe they get along well with because naturally goats do not like to be alone, so giving the doe ‘a friend’ (if needed) helps keep down stress. By placing the doe up a few days before the actual kidding time gives her time to adjust to her new pen. A video monitor, something we have been thinking about but cannot afford at the moment, would be rather nice at this point to save on having to walk over to the pens in the odd hours of the night to check them over.
BEFORE YOUR DOE GIVES BIRTHAugust 26, 2009