Goat pregnant??

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  1. goatgirl1919

    goatgirl1919 Just Hatched

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    hello all my goat people! I am new to this forum! I have a 4 1/2 yr old myotonic female that has been showing me some signs that she is pregnant! She has help her size in her belly for a couple months. I THINK i felt movement on the right lower side, she was wandeeing around today on her own acting really odd. It looks like her udder could be beginning to fill, also her rear end is puffed out. Sorry for the picture, but i figured it could give a better idea. Any goat people out there think they could tell me if shes pregnant and around how far along?? I h[​IMG]
    ope im not talking myself into it since im excited about it lol Thank you!


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    The first picture was today, the others are from december 26th... i think theres a difference in udder size? [​IMG]


    Im preparing for kids, but gosh who knows maybe she just had hay belly??? So need help
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They carry them on the right side so you should be able to bump them or feel them towards the end of gestation. She is hanging like she's pregnant as far as her belly, her udder does appear to be filling out but pictures can be deceiving. I assume you had her bred or own a buck?
     
  3. goatgirl1919

    goatgirl1919 Just Hatched

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    Yes, we did have a buck for about 6 months. Im fairly new to the entire got experience, this is our first breeding experience. I do not know an exact date, or time frame. It would help out a ton if i did, i know! :/ im pretty sure i felt movement on the right lower side when I pushed in slightly, it felt somewhat like a human baby moving in mon.. as for the udder it seems bigger, and its like a bubble that i dont think was there before.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    The smaller breeds don't bag up as much as dairy breeds, so it can be harder to notice it. I would always make a fist and gently bump the belly, you first should feel a hard mass that has some give. I'm assuming the buck was there within the last 5 months?

    Signs of approaching birth are the lose of the mucus plug which will be a thick ropey discharge, as well as the doe digging and nesting, also they usually start talking to the kids, mixed with occasional screams during contractions. The belly will suddenly disappear as the kids move into position and the ligaments on either side of the tail head will hollow out.
     
  5. goatgirl1919

    goatgirl1919 Just Hatched

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    It would not let me add a video, but i felt movement several times today. You can see it. I had a video of movwment, looks like when a person is pregnant and a baby moves. Hope thats what it is, and not just gas or something! :) i jus[​IMG]
    t wish i knew how far aling. Thanks for the tips and signs!!!

    But yes the buck was with her up until about a week ago, then we sold him. He was very "buckish" and always attempted mounting her. She was very hard to tell when in heat from the get go, so ahes not much help with that. Lol[​IMG]



    The pixtures are from this morning, i take day to day photos to look for changes.
     
  6. goatgirl1919

    goatgirl1919 Just Hatched

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    Sorry for the mispellings in the last post, my phone is acting up today.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They carry the rumen on the left side and the babies on the right, so if you see movement on the right side it is probably kids and she is getting close.

    Watch for her tail head to hollow out, and that belly to disappear, than there should be a ropey discharge. Most doe kid at night, and they seem to always pick the worse night. Most kid without help but occasionally I have pulled kids, especially first time mom's.

    I can't load videos either, I think they have to be loaded up to another site like utube first, so far I haven't figured it out.
     
  8. goatgirl1919

    goatgirl1919 Just Hatched

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    Ok great! ! I dont feel crazy anymore :) it was the right side. Yay!!

    Of course, the coldest, snowyest night im sure she will choose! Theres a snow storm forming, shes probabaly holding out for that! Lol

    Hmmm ok well thats a bummer, i had a good video too! I will keep an eye out for the signs, and watch her close! Thanks for your help.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Good luck. I no longer breed goats due to the stress of the whole thing, plus I end up with too many goats. I do miss the bouncing babies. I get my fix now by buying bottle babies.
     
  10. goatgirl1919

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    Heres an updated pictures [​IMG]
     

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