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Hey guys, my 2 year old nanny has been acting strange lately I know she should be getting close to kidding
(her first time) but I don't know when exactly she was bred. I think she may be having contractions because she will stretch her neck back and roll on the ground and paws at it a lot.she doesn't have any discharge but her bag is full. She is also favoring her back legs and has a pretty bad limp that started yesterday. I know the weather can also effect them and it's been raining here for the past 3 days. Is she having trouble kidding or could this be normal.
 

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Feather Hearts

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Hey guys, my 2 year old nanny has been acting strange lately I know she should be getting close to kidding
(her first time) but I don't know when exactly she was bred. I think she may be having contractions because she will stretch her neck back and roll on the ground and paws at it a lot.she doesn't have any discharge but her bag is full. She is also favoring her back legs and has a pretty bad limp that started yesterday. I know the weather can also effect them and it's been raining here for the past 3 days. Is she having trouble kidding or could this be normal.

My Mom's goat kidded around 4 days ago, two coloured does! I don't know much about goats, but hopefully someone who knows more chimes in soon.
Do you have an emergency vet that you can contact in case something goes wrong?
 

cassie

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How long has this been going on? So far it sounds pretty normal. As labor progresses she should have a discharge. It will start as a string and then become more copious. It should be white or clear. She will paw the ground and get up and lie down. Once she lies down and starts straining, a kid should appear shortly. If labor stops, that is a sign of trouble and you will have to wash up and put your hand in.
 
Sep 14, 2018
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South MS
How long has this been going on? So far it sounds pretty normal. As labor progresses she should have a discharge. It will start as a string and then become more copious. It should be white or clear. She will paw the ground and get up and lie down. Once she lies down and starts straining, a kid should appear shortly. If labor stops, that is a sign of trouble and you will have to wash up and put your hand in.


Ok thank you. It's been going on for about 4 or 5 days now. We've had goats for a while but none that acted like her before. Im kinda nervous because we will be out of town this weekend.
 

Dona Worry

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Hey guys, my 2 year old nanny has been acting strange lately I know she should be getting close to kidding
(her first time) but I don't know when exactly she was bred. I think she may be having contractions because she will stretch her neck back and roll on the ground and paws at it a lot.she doesn't have any discharge but her bag is full. She is also favoring her back legs and has a pretty bad limp that started yesterday. I know the weather can also effect them and it's been raining here for the past 3 days. Is she having trouble kidding or could this be normal.
I don't like that she has started to limp.
It might be worth seeing if the vet can pop by tomorrow and take a look at her. Better safe than sorry!
 

SeramaMamma

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I'd have a vet out for the limp. If it were my goat I'd also get up there and see what you feel as far as dilation. I don't know how comfortable you are with doing that (I've delivered lambs before and been up to my elbows in sheep birth so it really doesn't bug me a bit..). If you are not comfortable getting in there as it were, I'd have the vet check her labor progress as well for you.
 

PattyNH

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Yes, I'd call the vet too and at least let him/her know what you're seeing. 4-5 days is a long time. Usually I think if they are in active labor (pushing) for more than 4-6 hours you should call the vet to get their input. It could mean the difference between a live kid and losing the kid(s) and mom...
 

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