Author Topic: How do you prepare your goats (male and female) for the mating season??  (Read 433 times)

cuckoo

  • Joined Jan 2011
As the title suggests - how do you prepare your bucks and does for the forthcoming mating season??
 
Suggestions welcome
 
Thanks

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: How do you prepare your goats (male and female) for the mating season??
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 09:46:22 PM »
Don't have males, so no reply for those ones.
I make sure my girls are on the slim side when going to be mated (easy if they are still milked, a bit more difficult with goatlings), and mine get a mineral drench (adam henson) a few weeks before. Maintain the slim condition until 8 weeks before kidding, especially with goatlings and dry goats (only very little concentrateand mainly hay).
I also sponge all my females at dfiferent times though, so that I can plan matings and kiddings a bit more accurately.

tizaala

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
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Re: How do you prepare your goats (male and female) for the mating season??
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 08:36:40 AM »
Soft music , oysters, chocolate , champagne.... :innocent:
 
Don't know about preparing them , just try stopping them ! :excited:
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salopman

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: How do you prepare your goats (male and female) for the mating season??
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 09:00:56 AM »
Oh darn you beat me to it lol!, i was gonna say Cinema Tickets, Pocket Money and NO CONDOMS!!

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
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Re: How do you prepare your goats (male and female) for the mating season??
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 04:09:03 PM »
Don't know about preparing them , just try stopping them ! :excited:

When my girl is in season, she even eyes up the local tomcats.   :roflanim:   The male she went to didn't need ANY Preparation.  It was lust at first site.   ;D

ballingall

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  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: How do you prepare your goats (male and female) for the mating season??
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 05:26:55 PM »
We don't do a lot to prepare the boys, but make sure they are not too overweight, as you don't want their weigh hurting the females when they are mounting them. Also, make sure their feet are in good condition, and well trimmed. Particularly the back feet, as they take all weight in the mating process.

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