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Estimating Kidding Date

The general gestation time for goats is between 149 and 155 days. Below is a chart with estimated kidding dates for 149 day gestation. Look up the breeding date in the table and look to the right for the 149th day from the breeding date. We start to closely watch our does from this date. Does with multiple kids seem to kid earlier in the 149-155 day period while does with fewer kids will be kidding later in the period. We have had some kid earlier than 149. A doe generally needs to be at least 141 days into the pregnancy for the kids to have a decent chance of surviving.

Below is a sample of a spreadsheet we use for tracking our does to be bred and their kidding. It allows us to sort by the following


Doe

Buck

Breeding

Breeding

Estimated

Actual

# Buck

# Doe

Comments

Bred

Used

Start Date

End Date

Kid Date

Kid Date

Kids

Kids











Online or download version →  Goat Gestation Calculator

Table below is for 149 days after breeding

Breeding

Kidding

Breeding

Kidding

Breeding

Kidding

Breeding

Kidding

Breeding

Kidding

Breeding

Kidding

01 Jan

30 May

03 Mar

30 Jul

3 May

29 Sep

3 Jul

29 Nov

2 Sep

29 Jan

2 Nov

31 Mar

02 Jan

31 May

04 Mar

31 Jul

4 May

30 Sep

4 Jul

30 Nov

3 Sep

30 Jan

3 Nov

1 Apr

03 Jan

1 Jun

05 Mar

1 Aug

5 May

1 Oct

5 Jul

1 Dec

4 Sep

31 Jan

4 Nov

2 Apr

04 Jan

2 Jun

06 Mar

2 Aug

6 May

2 Oct

6 Jul

2 Dec

5 Sep

1 Feb

5 Nov

3 Apr

05 Jan

3 Jun

07 Mar

3 Aug

7 May

3 Oct

7 Jul

3 Dec

6 Sep

2 Feb

6 Nov

4 Apr

06 Jan

4 Jun

08 Mar

4 Aug

8 May

4 Oct

8 Jul

4 Dec

7 Sep

3 Feb

7 Nov

5 Apr

07 Jan

5 Jun

09 Mar

5 Aug

9 May

5 Oct

9 Jul

5 Dec

8 Sep

4 Feb

8 Nov

6 Apr

08 Jan

6 Jun

10 Mar

6 Aug

10 May

6 Oct

10 Jul

6 Dec

9 Sep

5 Feb

9 Nov

7 Apr

09 Jan

7 Jun

11 Mar

7 Aug

11 May

7 Oct

11 Jul

7 Dec

10 Sep

6 Feb

10 Nov

8 Apr

10 Jan

8 Jun

12 Mar

8 Aug

12 May

8 Oct

12 Jul

8 Dec

11 Sep

7 Feb

11 Nov

9 Apr

11 Jan

9 Jun

13 Mar

9 Aug

13 May

9 Oct

13 Jul

9 Dec

12 Sep

8 Feb

12 Nov

10 Apr

12 Jan

10 Jun

14 Mar

10 Aug

14 May

10 Oct

14 Jul

10 Dec

13 Sep

9 Feb

13 Nov

11 Apr

13 Jan

11 Jun

15 Mar

11 Aug

15 May

11 Oct

15 Jul

11 Dec

14 Sep

10 Feb

14 Nov

12 Apr

14 Jan

12 Jun

16 Mar

12 Aug

16 May

12 Oct

16 Jul

12 Dec

15 Sep

11 Feb

15 Nov

13 Apr

15 Jan

13 Jun

17 Mar

13 Aug

17 May

13 Oct

17 Jul

13 Dec

16 Sep

12 Feb

16 Nov

14 Apr

16 Jan

14 Jun

18 Mar

14 Aug

18 May

14 Oct

18 Jul

14 Dec

17 Sep

13 Feb

17 Nov

15 Apr

17 Jan

15 Jun

19 Mar

15 Aug

19 May

15 Oct

19 Jul

15 Dec

18 Sep

14 Feb

18 Nov

16 Apr

18 Jan

16 Jun

20 Mar

16 Aug

20 May

16 Oct

20 Jul

16 Dec

19 Sep

15 Feb

19 Nov

17 Apr

19 Jan

17 Jun

21 Mar

17 Aug

21 May

17 Oct

21 Jul

17 Dec

20 Sep

16 Feb

20 Nov

18 Apr

20 Jan

18 Jun

22 Mar

18 Aug

22 May

18 Oct

22 Jul

18 Dec

21 Sep

17 Feb

21 Nov

19 Apr

21 Jan

19 Jun

23 Mar

19 Aug

 23 May

19 Oct

23 Jul

19 Dec

22 Sep

18 Feb

22 Nov

20 Apr

22 Jan

20 Jun

24 Mar

20 Aug

24 May

20 Oct

24 Jul

20 Dec

23 Sep

19 Feb

23 Nov

21 Apr

23 Jan

21 Jun

25 Mar

21 Aug

25 May

21 Oct

25 Jul

21 Dec

24 Sep

20 Feb

24 Nov

22 Apr

24 Jan

22 Jun

26 Mar

22 Aug

26 May

22 Oct

26 Jul

22 Dec

25 Sep

21 Feb

25 Nov

23 Apr

25 Jan

23 Jun

27 Mar

23 Aug

27 May

23 Oct

27 Jul

23 Dec

26 Sep

22 Feb

26 Nov

24 Apr

26 Jan

24 Jun

28 Mar

24 Aug

28 May

24 Oct

28 Jul

24 Dec

27 Sep

23 Feb

27 Nov

25 Apr

27 Jan

25 Jun

29 Mar

25 Aug

29 May

25 Oct

29 Jul

25 Dec

28 Sep

24 Feb

28 Nov

26 Apr

28 Jan

26 Jun

30 Mar

26 Aug

30 May

26 Oct

30 Jul

26 Dec

29 Sep

25 Feb

29 Nov

27 Apr

29 Jan

27 Jun

31 Mar

27 Aug

31 May

27 Oct

31 Jul

27 Dec

30 Sep

26 Feb

30 Nov

28 Apr

20 Jan

28 Jun

1 Apr

28 Aug

1 Jun

28 Oct

1 Aug

28 Dec

1 Oct

27 Feb

1 Dec

29 Apr

31 Jan

29 Jun

2 Apr

29 Aug

2 Jun

29 Oct

2 Aug

29 Dec

2 Oct

28 Feb

2 Dec

30 Apr

1 Feb

30 Jun

3 Apr

30 Aug

3 Jun

30 Oct

3 Aug

30 Dec

3 Oct

1 Mar

3 Dec

1 May

2 Feb

1 Jul

4 Apr

31 Aug

4 Jun

31 Oct

4 Aug

31 Dec

4 Oct

2 Mar

4 Dec

2 May

3 Feb

2 Jul

5 Apr

1 Sep

5 Jun

1 Nov

5 Aug

1 Jan

5 Oct

3 Mar

5 Dec

3 May

4 Feb

3 Jul

6 Apr

2 Sep

6 Jun

2 Nov

6 Aug

2 Jan

6 Oct

4 Mar

6 Dec

4 May

5 Feb

4 Jul

7 Apr

3 Sep

7 Jun

3 Nov

7 Aug

3 Jan

7 Oct

5 Mar

7 Dec

5 May

6 Feb

5 Jul

8 Apr

4 Sep

8 Jun

4 Nov

8 Aug

4 Jan

8 Oct

6 Mar

8 Dec

6 May

7 Feb

6 Jul

9 Apr

5 Sep

9 Jun

5 Nov

9 Aug

5 Jan

9 Oct

7 Mar

9 Dec

7 May

8 Feb

7 Jul

10 Apr

6 Sep

10 Jun

6 Nov

10 Aug

6 Jan

10 Oct

8 Mar

10 Dec

8 May

9 Feb

8 Jul

11 Apr

7 Sep

11 Jun

7 Nov

11 Aug

7 Jan

11 Oct

9 Mar

11 Dec

9 May

10 Feb

9 Jul

12 Apr

8 Sep

12 Jun

8 Nov

12 Aug

8 Jan

12 Oct

10 Mar

12 Dec

10 May

11 Feb

10 Jul

13 Apr

9 Sep

13 Jun

9 Nov

13 Aug

9 Jan

13 Oct

11 Mar

13 Dec

11 May

12 Feb

11 Jul

14 Apr

10 Sep

14 Jun

10 Nov

14 Aug

10 Jan

14 Oct

12 Mar

14 Dec

12 May

13 Feb

12 Jul

15 Apr

11 Sep

15 Jun

11 Nov

15 Aug

11 Jan

15 Oct

13 Mar

15 Dec

13 May

14 Feb

13 Jul

16 Apr

12 Sep

16 Jun

12 Nov

16 Aug

12 Jan

16 Oct

14 Mar

16 Dec

14 May

15 Feb

14 Jul

17 Apr

13 Sep

17 Jun

13 Nov

17 Aug

13 Jan

17 Oct

15 Mar

17 Dec

15 May

16 Feb

15 Jul

18 Apr

14 Sep

18 Jun

14 Nov

18 Aug

14 Jan

18 Oct

16 Mar

18 Dec

16 May

17 Feb

16 Jul

19 Apr

15 Sep

19 Jun

15 Nov

19 Aug

15 Jan

19 Oct

17 Mar

19 Dec

17 May

18 Feb

17 Jul

20 Apr

16 Sep

20 Jun

16 Nov

20 Aug

16 Jan

20 Oct

18 Mar

20 Dec

18 May

19 Feb

18 Jul

21 Apr

17 Sep

21 Jun

17 Nov

21 Aug

17 Jan

21 Oct

19 Mar

21 Dec

19 May

20 Feb

19 Jul

22 Apr

18 Sep

22 Jun

18 Nov

22 Aug

18 Jan

22 Oct

20 Mar

22 Dec

20 May

21 Feb

20 Jul

23 Apr

19 Sep

23 Jun

19 Nov

23 Aug

19 Jan

23 Oct

21 Mar

23 Dec

21 May

22 Feb

21 Jul

24 Apr

20 Sep

24 Jun

20 Nov

24 Aug

20 Jan

24 Oct

22 Mar

24 Dec

22 May

23 Feb

22 Jul

25 Apr

21 Sep

25 Jun

21 Nov

25 Aug

21 Jan

25 Oct

23 Mar

25 Dec

23 May

24 Feb

23 Jul

26 Apr

22 Sep

26 Jun

22 Nov

26 Aug

22 Jan

26 Oct

24 Mar

26 Dec

24 May

25 Feb

24 Jul

27 Apr

23 Sep

27 Jun

23 Nov

27 Aug

23 Jan

27 Oct

25 Mar

27 Dec

25 May

26 Feb

25 Jul

28 Apr

24 Sep

28 Jun

24 Nov

28 Aug

24 Jan

28 Oct

26 Mar

28 Dec

26 May

27 Feb

26 Jul

29 Apr

25 Sep

29 Jun

25 Nov

29 Aug

25 Jan

29 Oct

27 Mar

29 Dec

27 May

28 Feb

27 Jul

30 Apr

26 Sep

30 Jun

26 Nov

30 Aug

26 Jan

30 Oct

28 Mar

30 Dec

28 May

1 Mar

28 Jul

1 May

27 Sep

1 Jul

27 Nov

31 Aug

27 Jan

31 Oct

29 Mar

31 Dec

29 May

2 Mar

29 Jul

2 May

28 Sep

2 Jul

28 Nov

1 Sep

28 Jan

1 Nov

30 Mar

1 Jan

30 May