The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding

The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding
Add to Favorites By Cheryl K. Smith One of the best parts of raising a small herd of goats for dairy or meat is the kids. Having kids around is fun and never fails to bring smiles and laughter. Goats are normally bred in the fall and winter, and have their kids in the spring and early summer. While goat owners who have never had a goat give birth may be worried about getting them through the process safely, the reality is that with proper nutrition and care, the process usually goes smoothly — as nature intended. Get Goat Care Tips from Experts! Sign up for our FREE newsletter and you’ll get weekly tips on goat care from our seasoned experts — everything from feed & housing considerations to common ailments, breed suggestions, home dairy recipes and much more! Yes, I Want Expert Tips for Free! Knowing what to do when a problem occurs is essential, but don’t anticipate problems. As the saying goes, “Expect the

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