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If you breed your goat...how do you know its prego?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickylou, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. chickylou

    chickylou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, this may sound dumb, but if you are paying a breeder for their buck, you leave the does there, when would you have actual confirmation of a pregnancy?

    Are there any specific signs the does give when pregnant? [​IMG]
     
  2. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some say you have to learn the signs she shows when she goes in heat. If she comes in heat again she is not pregnant. She may not start showing or growing utters until a month before delivery so you can't tell by looking at her.

    There are places you can send away for a pregnancy test for goats.
    http://www.rockylab.com/GOAT.html
    http://www.biotracking.com/sheep-and-goat-faq.php

    Short of that you will just have to wait and see [​IMG]

    My doe is trying to get pregnant too now so I hope someone has a better answer than this LOL
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  3. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It costs about $8 to send in some blood for a pregnancy test, but I believe the doe has to be about 30 days pregnant for it to be effective. Otherwise you can just wait and see if she goes into heat again.
     
  4. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    human pregnancy tests do not work, I know people who have tried LOL All you can do is watch for a tummy and udder. Ask them for a buck rag when you pick her up, then tie it to your fence, then if she goes back into heat she will probably hang around the smelly rag wanting the buck again. I give 3 breedings per stud fee and they can switch bucks, use a diff buck each time, if they want... never had a doe not settle to my boys, but it can happen... good luck!!!
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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  6. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    You can have her blood tested as others have stated. I watch to see if my does come into heat again. You can also tell by her pooch once she's about a month along, at least I'm learning to [​IMG]
    I have one doe who is obviously pregnant by looking at her pooch but if you looked at her body you would continuously be second guessing if she was, she's so deep.
     

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