Light Heats

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by whimmididdle, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. whimmididdle

    whimmididdle Guest

    'Bout to pull my hair out. The 2 doelings that I have left to get bred, are having very light heats now, and I'm missing them.....2 months ago, when they were still to young to breed, they were having long and heavy heat cycles......No, they are not bred.
    I hate to pen breed, but I need to get them bred really soon as I don't want kids hitting the ground past April.
    Letting this rutt crazy buck run with these 2 girls 24 hrs a day is really not an option with me, as I might get ill with him really quick , and do something to him that I would regret later on.
    Got any Ideas on how to handle this problem?
    Thanks, WHIM
     
  2. NubianSoaps.com

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    Can he be at their fence line? I don't breed my younger does until November, so their heats aren't loud like they were in July and August. Without fenceline contact I wouldn't know who was in heat without checking them daily. This way they are trying to crawl through the fence to the buck! Vicki
     

  3. whimmididdle

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    Thanks Vicki......Yes, I have a buck in an adjoining pen on both ends of my doe yard......up till about the last 2 heat cycles the bucks and the doe's would try to tare the fence down.....now that it's time to breed, they haven't showed much sign of a heat other than being a little bucky at each other, and that don't even last but an hour or two.
    I've turned the buck in there with them for a few minutes at a time just to check things out, and he puts on a real show for the girls, but hasn't been able to get a date with the last two yet. Older doe's are all bred, it's these 2 young ones that's trying my nerves.
     
  4. NubianSoaps.com

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    Will he be mean to them if you simply put the two of them in with him? Pen breeding is a have to sometimes, and a good buck will bring them in and have them bred in less than a week. Just check rearends twice a day, so you have breeding dates. Don't miss another month and have summer kids! Vicki
     
  5. Good Goats

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    Yeah Vicki. I would not be able to tell on lots of our girls in they were in heat without the buck pen right next to their pen. It would be MUCH harder!

    Suriyah
     
  6. whimmididdle

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    Vicki...:"Will he be mean to them if you simply put the two of them in with him?"

    I really don't know what that fool buck will do.......he looks awful, smells awful, and acts awful. He's got a bad case of it. I'll be glad when this is over with this time. I'm ashamed to let anybody see him like this.
     
  7. Sondra

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    Whim just because a man looks awful /smells awful/and acts awful doesn't mean that he will be mean to his sweet heart. he is acting that way because your not letting him be with her. Good grief put him in with those two and let them have at it. Just how mean and smelly would you get all by yourself :rofl :rofl :rofl
     
  8. whimmididdle

    whimmididdle Guest

    :rofl.....well, somewhere between 1985-89, between wife#1 and #2 , I did get a little ruff and smelly I guess. I guess that will tell you that #2 really loved me a lots.......What a real catch she made. :crazy .....She has even got me taking baths everyday now.

    I turned the buck in with them this morning after feeding for just a few minutes, and again this evening for a few.....the doe's just ran from him. I guess I'm going to repeat that for the next few days 'til I see some action.
     
  9. NubianSoaps.com

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    Unless you are a nite owl like me I would have missed 4 breedings, because mine bred at 12 pm and then again at 10 am because I held her! I would have missed them being in heat...Vicki