I think she's in labor!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by greenfamilyfarms, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I think my Boer doe (goat) is in labor. She has been nuzzling her sides this afternoon and I saw her paw the ground when I went out to give them some hay. She ate, but she was very slow at it. She's normally a vigorous eater and wastes no time gulping it down. There's no mucus showing, but her pooch is pink and swollen (has been for about 2 weeks). I never saw the Buck breed her, but I estimated her due date based on their behavior as Jan. 15. That's next week.... pretty close. It's supposed to snow tonight! Ugh!

    Am I just imagining things, or do you think she's in labor? [​IMG]
     
  2. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sandhills NC
    I don't know anything about goats, but this is exciting if she is!
     
  3. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    Sounds possible, keep up posted!
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Entering a cold spell with maybe snow. That is when all goats go into labor right? [​IMG]

    Matt
     
  5. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How does her bag (udder) look? That's always the tip-off with our goats... when they let down their milk.
     
  6. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Our goats udder got huge just before she kidded... Which was, lucky for us, during a really nice day in May, with no problems what so ever [​IMG] It sounds very possible that your girl is getting close. She sounds like she's doing what my horses do when they're in labor. Keep us updated!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Mine's due Jan. 21, Jan. 15th would be the earliest she would kid, so I'm keeping a close eye on her. Pic? Before (just mama) & after (with kid)
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I checked her all during the night and this morning she is up and walking around like normal. *Sigh* She was just testing me I believe. It shouldn't be long, though!
     
  9. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
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    Best thoughts for your goat! I hope you end up with a lovely bouncing kid!
     

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