Is/are my goat(s) pregnant?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TroyerGal, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Soooo..... I have 2 goats that live with a buck and another junior doe. Both of the does (4 years old, have had babies not too long ago... one is milking) are looking really chubby lately!!! I haven't seen anything being knitted though, and Marmalade hasn't asked for any pickles with her ice cream yet... But i'm wondering... I'll post pics ASAP. Let me know what I should be looking for [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If your buck is like any of the bucks that I have ever known, all 3 of the does are probably bred and pregnant.
     
  3. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! Their bellies are kinda hard... is that a pregnancy thing?
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe. Maybe not. Signs of pregnancy include changes in the vulva (it becomes slightly larger and softer) and the udder starts to enlarge. You will first notice changes in the udder in the rear at the top where it joins the body.The belly becomes deeper as pregnancy progresses, too.
     
  5. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my goats is starting to produce milk now... Her udder is getting larger. And we noticed her "contracting" in her paddock earlier. What do you think about that?
     

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