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Help Goats in Labor?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MrsPinkKitty, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you guys/gals so much.I will post pics as soon as something happens. Also video
     
  2. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I delivered 23 baby goats in cold snap before here in oklahoma. It was 3 degrees outside and snowing and we was delivering babies. We had Mommas with babies everywhere. You have to put each mother with her babies in separate pen that is safe from weather so babies don't freeze to death. All baby goats you need to make sure that they suck their mommas. Most baby goats we help up to tit and help them get their first milk. I had one mother she had one baby fine and was in pain and still big. I checked her and could feel babies backend no legs. I worked and worked to reposition baby get a leg and finially felt umbilical cord wrapped 3 time around his leg. After I unwrapped cord i could pull him breach and he was fine. She had twins. We had 3 sets of triplets from our goats. We have 13 momma goats and 2 have to deliver yet.
     
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok now this is getting strang this morning her ligiments are back and she looks less pregnant.I think its becasue babys are droping to birth canal but why are the ligaments back?I can still feel babys very strong kickin in there?
     
  5. glenolam

    glenolam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to goats.

    Having the ligs come and go is something that just happens.

    How's her udder? Is it full and tight? Does she have any discharge?

    Usually, soon before kidding a doe will have amber goo coming out of her vagina. When you see the amber goo they will usually kid within the next 24 hrs, but it could be within the next 1/2 hr like my doe did last week.

    If you trot on over to BYH you'll see tons of kidding threads where the owners swear their doe was going to kid any minute, only to have to wait a few more weeks. There's a thing called the "Doe Code of Honor" - search for it on BYH and you'll have yourself a great laugh.....or cry......

    The most important thing you can do is remain calm. If your doe senses you being all uptight she'll get worried and tense too, making it a stressful delivery. These births have happened for years without any help from us so give her a little time and just keep an eye on her. If she ever looks in great distress (meaning, lethargic, bloody discharge w/no baby born, off feed for a long time - sometimes does in labor won't eat anything all day, some will eat even during labor - temperature over 103) that's when you should get a vet or someone with goat experienced involved.

    Good luck and remember...BREATHE! [​IMG]
     
  6. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thank you for your reply ...Still no discharge but she is still laying there kinda soft grunting like she is pushing with ever breath but she will get up to come get her apple snacks ..Wow i feel so silly staying up threw the night and being on pins and needles all weekend thank you
     
  7. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  8. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    help one more time she still has not has her kids yet but she has milk comeing out her utters .I thought milk came after the birth?
     
  9. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has filled up in prep. For the baby. She should be popping out a little one very soon. I had the exact same thing happen to me last year with a maiden doe. Mine took another week before she bagged up the rest of the way and kidded.

    Since your last post was about 3 hrs ago do you have a kid yet?
     
  10. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck. This is so exciting. Keep us informed. [​IMG]
     

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