Preparing for Kidding

You will want the pen where the doe will kid to be draft free, but yet have a supply of fresh air. Make sure the floor is well drained and put in a pack of clean, dry straw.

As the time of kidding approaches, the doe's udder will become tight and her vulva will become flabby.

As the time of kidding approaches, the doe's udder will become tight and her vulva will become flabby.

If you plan to kid out large groups of nannies you may want to invest in some movable panels that can be used to make single pens or rearranged to group nannies and kids as they age. Before the blessed event you will notice the doe start to bag up or udder up. Some nannies will udder up weeks before while other does will only give you a day to two notice. In rare cases, a doe will kid without ever developing an udder. When you notice the nanny's udder start to look glossy rather than dull, you should be prepared for her to kid in a few days.