Since kidding season is in full swing for many goat owners, I wanted to help out by putting the goat due date calculator on this blog, however blogger is not cooperating with me today so if you follow this link you will find it on our farm website. This is a handy tool for people that know what day their doe was bred and want to know what due date to prepare for. This Goat Due Date Calculator is based on a typical 150 day gestation. Since a goats normal due date may range from 145 to 155 days of pregnancy this calculator is just a useful guide that can give you a pretty good idea about when your doe might kid so you will know well in advance when to have your goat kidding kit ready. In my experience, 90% of our Boer and Boer cross goats kid between day 148 and 152 of their pregnancy, with a very high percentage kidding right on day 150 each year, but I have had them kid as early as day 145 and as late as day 153. This calculator can be found on our farm website at www.kansasboergoats.com all year round.
The picture is of "Penny", one of our Boer/Nubian cross does a few hours after she was born. If you are using the calculator for does whose bred dates and due dates fall in the same year the calculator may show day 149 instead of 150.
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