FAQ: Separating the Sexes in Late
Q. My nanny is pregnant. Should
we separate her from the buck? Will he try to hurt the kids?
It is a good idea to keep bucks and does separate for the last few weeks of pregnancy and for the first two months after her kids are born. The pregnant doe's hormonal changes in late pregnancy can sexually arouse the buck, and he may bother her unmercifully. She will probably come into a false heat a weeks after she delivers and a true heat three weeks later, and she can become pregnant again on the true heat. It is a good idea to give does a longer rest from reproduction after delivery. Barefoot and pregnant all the time? Ouch!
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