You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of The Goat Spot    

The Goat Spot - Goat Forum > Breeding Pen > Kidding Koral >

How early can a doe kid?



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-18-2017, 06:34 PM   #1
Saintbee
 
Saintbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Finger Lakes, New York
Posts: 157
Liked 53 Times on 36 Posts

Default How early can a doe kid?

My second freshener lamancha/alpine doe is at about day 140 (from my observation of her being bred). She refuses to get up today, and is licking her sides quite a bit. She was sprawled out on her side this morning, gave me quite a start. She doesn't normally do this, but it is quite hot and she is quite huge lol. Is it too early for her to kid? She went to day 155 last year with a large single doe kid that she need some assistance with. This year she's bred to a Nigerian and she's grown a bit too so I'm not as worried about her struggling. She won't let me at her ligaments, that's the only time she WILL get up ha. But her bag is quite full, very full in fact. Probably twice as big as it was when she was a FF.


Saintbee is offline  
capracreek Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2017, 06:44 PM   #2
toth boer goats
TGS_MODERATOR.png
 
toth boer goats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: corning california
Posts: 57,304
Liked 8970 Times on 6787 Posts
Likes Given: 16305

Default

If she is 1 week prior to kidding she should be OK and that is a good time frame that her kids will be OK.
Some an be a little earlier and be OK too it all depends.

Is she pushing? Does she have discharge?

Check her ketone levels.

Does she have swollen ankles? Pregnancy toxemia?
Has she been eating alfalfa hay?

The heat does make things uncomfortable.

Is she eating at all?


__________________
http://www.tothboergoats.com/
~Pam~
Toth boer goats
Located in northern ca
selling Registered Fullbloods to commercial stock
http://tothboergoats.com/
toth boer goats is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2017, 06:57 PM   #3
Jessica84
 
Jessica84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: California
Posts: 9,896
Liked 5505 Times on 3563 Posts
Likes Given: 383

Default

I have a doe in prelabor and she is doing the same thing. Keep a eye on her and check what toth said to be on the safe side. If you think those ankles might even be a tad swollen treat for preg. Tox. It will not harm her in any way if that is not a issue.
I have noticed most does with singles will hang onto them much longer then if they have more then one. Note I said MOST. There's always that few that likes to prove you wrong when you think you have it figured out
Jessica84 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2017, 06:58 PM   #4
Saintbee
 
Saintbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Finger Lakes, New York
Posts: 157
Liked 53 Times on 36 Posts

Default

She's eating just fine. Just gave her some oats and got a feel and still has her ligaments so not as worried now. Just pasture and a bit of hay every other day or so. No pushing or discharge that I just observed. Nothing swollen besides her utter and belly. Feeling better about it now. Thanks!
Saintbee is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2017, 09:07 PM   #5
JK_Farms
 
JK_Farms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,089
Liked 600 Times on 493 Posts
Likes Given: 1136

Default

Happy kidding!
__________________

3 bucks, 10 does, 1 horse, 1 cat, 1 dog, and to many chickens
http://jkgoatfarm.weebly.com/
Follow us on Instagram! jk_farms
Like us on Facebook! JK Farms
JK_Farms is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2017, 10:33 PM   #6
Suzanne_Tyler
GreenTGoats
 
Suzanne_Tyler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Pinnacle, NC
Posts: 5,985
Liked 2991 Times on 2211 Posts
Likes Given: 2537

Default

Sounds like she's just getting ready. You probably have a while yet.
__________________
Raising Nigerians Dwarves and American Alpines since 2014.

Website: greenthomestead.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Green-T-Homestead-1817090968574703/
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU1NRjE2T_yW9yle3P25UYg
Suzanne_Tyler is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2017, 01:17 AM   #7
Saintbee
 
Saintbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Finger Lakes, New York
Posts: 157
Liked 53 Times on 36 Posts

Default

Twins on day 147 with no obvious signs of labor until I left for two hours and came home to a healthy buck and a doe that were clean and waking around when I got home. Very excited. I'll take photos in the morning.
Saintbee is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2017, 01:50 AM   #8
lottsagoats1
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Middle Maine
Posts: 3,291
Liked 1796 Times on 1226 Posts
Likes Given: 734

Default

Congrats!
__________________
Raising ADGA Nubian, Lamancha, Oberhasli and Mini dairy goats for milk products and wethers for meat in Middle Maine
lottsagoats1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2017, 02:05 AM   #9
Suzanne_Tyler
GreenTGoats
 
Suzanne_Tyler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Pinnacle, NC
Posts: 5,985
Liked 2991 Times on 2211 Posts
Likes Given: 2537

Default

Yay!!! Congrats
__________________
Raising Nigerians Dwarves and American Alpines since 2014.

Website: greenthomestead.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Green-T-Homestead-1817090968574703/
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU1NRjE2T_yW9yle3P25UYg
Suzanne_Tyler is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2017, 04:39 PM   #10
JK_Farms
 
JK_Farms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,089
Liked 600 Times on 493 Posts
Likes Given: 1136

Default

Congrats!


__________________

3 bucks, 10 does, 1 horse, 1 cat, 1 dog, and to many chickens
http://jkgoatfarm.weebly.com/
Follow us on Instagram! jk_farms
Like us on Facebook! JK Farms
JK_Farms is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How early can a doe kid cashmere Kidding Koral 11 01-31-2014 03:13 AM
how early can i take a kid for the doe?? bullyboers Goat Frenzy 4 06-28-2013 02:26 AM
My doe looks ready to go today. How early is too early? firelight27 Kidding Koral 6 02-26-2011 01:52 AM
how early is too early???? 4kids Kidding Koral 4 04-03-2010 02:56 PM
doe in labor, but is early...real early sixshooterfarm Kidding Koral 21 05-08-2008 07:29 PM