FAQ:  When Will She Kid?
Maxine Kinne

Q.  My nanny is pregnant. Will she deliver in the daytime or at night? 

No one can predict what time of day or night a doe will kid. There are too many factors involved, even when the doe is in labor, to guess when it will be.

There have been claims that the time of day the goats are fed has an influence on the time of day they will kid. Some say that when feeding occurs in the late afternoon, does will kid during daylight hours the following day. However, others say that feeding early in the morning works for them. I have always fed at the same time of day, and my does kid around the clock. Go figure.

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