Goats pregnant? First fresheners and also my first goats.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Megan Amber, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. So I have a nubian named Ellie due February 5th if she is pregnant and a nubian saanen cross named Suzanne due January 30th if she is pregnant. Pretty sure they are, the people I got them from said that Suzanne was bred and never came into heat again, but Ellie was accidentally bred and they said they never knew she was in heat in the first place. Below are some pics of their sides, "pooches" and Ellie`s udder since Suzannes isn't really developing yet. Let me know what you guys think. They should be around 4 months now so really hoping we can tell.

    Suzanne's Pooch
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    Ellie's Pooch
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    Ellie's udder
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    Ellie top view
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    Ellie Sideview
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    Suzanne topview
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Pictures not showing??
     
  3. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh crud, let me fix that....
     
  4. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I think that's fixed. Sorry that took forever, slow computer.
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Are both of your goats in the pictures? I don't see any udder developement on the udder I could see.....
     
  6. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah they are, I should have been more specific, when I got Ellie her teats were a lot smaller and there is abit of udder underneath her hair but I just realized you can't really see it in the pic. :p Can you tell anything by the other pics?
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    No
     
  8. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang okay. Thanks for looking! I was reading about how some people can tell using a pooch test... hope someone on here can.
     
  9. VKat

    VKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Megan.
    I'm also (hopefully) expecting my first goat to have her first kids, and she was also already bred when we got them- so due date is a big ?
    Some great info can be found on this site
    http://fiascofarm.com/goats/prenatalcare.html

    and there are videos you can find on youtube about checking the ligaments around the tail and "bouncing" or feeling under the goat's stomach for kids.
    I confess I have no idea how to properly do that second one and my goat won't stand for it anyway.

    Good luck to you and let us know how it goes :)
     
  10. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Suzanne pooch looks bred, the other does not look bred to me. Also, the udder looks too small to be so close to kidding, no show of babies on the right side of her body either. Unless she is carrying a single up high?

    Do you have any other pics?
     

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