Preparing for Kidding

Preparing for Kidding
2 months prior to due date: Dry off doe: Does should have 2 months off from milking before they kid again. 6 weeks prior to due date: Give the doe a hoof trim: Doing this before she’s even heavier will be easier for her and for you! 4 weeks prior to due date: Give CD&T vaccine: This will help protect both the doe and the unborn babies Start giving a little grain, gradually increasing so that she’ll be ready for the increased calories needed once she’s in milk. 2 weeks prior to due date: Get your kidding kit together (see below for recommended items). Make sure you have important phone numbers handy including your vet and any experienced goat owners that could be on call to help if needed. 1 week prior to due date: Clean out your kidding stall and bed it with some nice clean straw. Clip hair

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