Pregnant goat.

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  1. silkieloverz123

    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we are pretty sure my goat V is pregnant. I've read that you should give preggo goats Selenium and i don't wanna give her that until i know she is preggo for sure as i don't know what would happen. So just wandering if anyone could help me with this? Here are some recent pics. Recent like, i took them yesterday.

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    Any help is really appreciated!
     
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  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: Quote: Quote: All of these should answer your question here and many more that you'll have. Selenium is necessary, yes, but highly toxic in even small overdoses, so I highly recommend you 'do your homework' before using it. ;)

    Best wishes.
     
  3. silkieloverz123

    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I will check out the websites when my parents get home. This is our fisrt time and my baby happened to be the first one everyone wanted pregnant, it has been pretty nerve racking for me. Does she look pregnant to in the pics?
     
  4. silkieloverz123

    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to add that this is the man we beleive to be the culprit. I say that because we have two bucks, but i don't think the second was mature yet as he is younger. Levi (the buck above) Has blue eyes in his genes and v has blue eyes. Does anyone know if it is a possibility to get an all white blue eyed baby here?
     
  5. chooks4life

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    Yes, she does look preggly to me. ;)
     
  6. silkieloverz123

    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a million! She wasn't very big at first so i was like nah shes probably not pregnant and then she gained a whole lot a weight which i guess happens when they getting closer to kidding. Thanks again for your help!
     
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    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, today we switched the Bucks and the Does. We put the Does in on the Bucks side and moved the Whether in with the Bucks. When we did this the boys and the girls were together for about a minute. Who do all the boys jump on? Bella, the Doe we didn't breed. I'm taking this as a sign that the Bucks can tell V is bred and aren't jumping on her because of that. Also my mom picked up some supplements for them today, it says to mix in two pounds with regular grain. Should mix less and get to two pounds gradually or just do the two pounds? Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  8. chooks4life

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    Hmm... I don't feed my goat anything other than rolled oats and a loose mineral supplement, combined with pasture/forage. So I can't offer much advice there, sorry, except that it's safer to gradually introduce new foods otherwise you can make them sick or kill them. The microbiota in the rumen need time to adjust.

    Best wishes.
     
  9. H Diamond

    H Diamond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, no that doesn't mean she is bred. It means the other doe smelled more like she was in heat or close to it. Trust me, bucks still ride does that are pregnant depending on what hormones they are giving off.

    Second, what supplement is it? What's in it? What is a supplement for? That will depend on how much to feed them.

    As for pregnant or not... how long was the buck in with the doe? When did you seperate them? How old is this doe? Has she kidded before? Does she have any udder development yet?
     
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    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No udder development, though Ive read that's not all that uncommon for them wait until right before or after they kid. She was with Mr. Trouble there for a long time maybe even a month maybe because my dad wanted to be positive that it took. If you mean when i separated the whether from the females that was yesterday. If you are asking the date we moved the doe away from the buck, as i said its hard to say, i can say that she got really irritated with those last few weeks or so for keeping her in there, but dad kept saying "just a few more weeks" i suppose this was because he didn't see any pregnancy development. V is around a little year old, we didn't breed her till the previous owner said she would be mature to do so, i believe she said 8-9 months old but i think we waited till about 12? Like i said because she was in for so long and i didn't watch the deed happen its a guessing game in a lot of areas unfortunately. No she has never kidded this would be her first time, I've noticed a drastic change in her, and well as how the others are with. Bella, her twin sis will wait until V is done eating before she does as before they just fought, however her very loving protective whether friend who has lived with her since birth seems to want to kill her now, butting her very sharply and ( to me looks very painful ) when she gets to close to him or Bella. She is very protective not wanting anyone to get near her stomach which for her is incredibly out a character. I've seen a bit of pawing a lot of lying down and her "area" is looking bigger. Sorry for the long post, help is appreciated. [​IMG]
     
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