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goat question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by AhBee01, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Why on earth would my goat stay up all night screaming?
    I thought she was cought up on something, so I go running out there and she seemed fine, when in the barn and ate leaves from me! She seems fine.
    Nothing was out there. My neighbor said she has heard them a few nights in a row!
    I'm at a loss!
    TIA
    Brenda
     
  2. justhatchin

    justhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DO YOU HAVE ONLY ONE AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT ?
     
  3. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I have 3 and we had them for 2 and a half yrs!
    All I can think of is maybe her brothers won't let her in at night!
    Brenda
     
  4. justhatchin

    justhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe! She could be coming in heat? Sick? Not getting her share of the food?

    If you have had them that long something is really bugging her, But I don't have any other answer. Check to be sure she is having bowel movements and is eating and drinking. Check her teeth to see if she has one infected.
     
  5. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Heat could be, she is eating and drinking good, and seems happy.
    She does have a bag filling, she cannot be kidding, cuz my boys are fixed!
    This has happened before and she got a shot. Other people said to milk her a few times then less and less so she will dry up. I tried that, it lasted a few months and she has bagged up again. This happened on only one side.
    I didn't want to try to milk her again, cuz I didn't want to open her up to infection! She doesn't seem to be in any pain and I see no signs of infection.
    Makes me wonder if her brothers are enjoying some milk, lol!
    Brenda
     
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    False pregnancy???
     
  7. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Sounds like heat to me and also a hormone imbalance. If you arent planning on breeding her I would have her spayed and it will still the false pregnancies and make her more calm with no heat anymore. I know my girls can get pretty loud when they come into heat and they do scream everytime they hear me...if her udder keeps filling sounds like a false pg and hormonal also.
     
  8. username taken

    username taken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More likely to be precocious udder than hydrometria (false pregnancy). And I'd wager that she's in heat, thats why the yelling.
     
  9. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Thanks guys, I do think it is precocious udder, what do you do when it happens? Should I milk her or let it be? Should I have the vet come out and give her a shot? It didn't last very long last time. She is part pygmy part Nigerian dwarf. How many time do they come into heat in a year?
     
  10. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    If you have any bucks near you go rub one with a rag and let her sniff it, you'll know if she's in heat, lol.
     

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