Pregnant Pygmy! But not sure when she is due... help!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Dani23, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Dani23

    Dani23 New Egg

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    Hoping for some insight as to how preggo my pygmy is! We purchased our buck on July 9, who promptly mounted her on arrival. I am assuming though she wasn't impregnated on the first shot as it was a hectic meeting and she appeared uncomfortable. Recently though I have noticed some very noticeable signs that she may be pregnant, and fairly far along! She has become fairly wide and her personality has become fairly standoffish. She normally is ready to sit right on your lap if you let her. She has also become entirely nonvocal(which is not her usual behaviour) and mellow. I felt underneath her belly and can feel definite movements from something hard right in front of her udder, and to the right. Her udder is about the size of a large orange (which I was not aware of as I can't see it because of her height and thick fur). Her lady bits appear enlarged, and her hid end is becoming fairly thin. I haven't checked the ligaments yet, but will certainly do so tonight. I am wondering if anyone can agree she could kid between early December to Mid January? Any insight is appreciated! She has never been pregnant before this.

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  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You should be able to feel the kids on her right side. I always made a fist and could softly bump the kids through the abdominal wall, just below the hollowed out flanks. When you no longer can bump them they are moving into position for birth. She does look like she could be expecting.
     

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