1st Stage Labor signs?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Froggy, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Froggy

    Froggy New Member

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    Feb 26, 2011
    My doe Phantom is due on 3/31. This morning, I noticed her udder had filled quite a bit. However, it is not strutted. Also, one of her ligs has disappeared, and the other is very soft. I've noticed she's being very vocal and has spent a few hours up at the goat shed, not out with the other 2 goats & sheep.
    Could these be signs she's getting ready to go very soon?

    I don't know much about her kidding habits, only that she was usually unassisted; I just bought her last year.
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    Being vocal and away from the others... is a good indication ...she is getting close.... Also ...she may paw the ground(nesting) and get up and down alot.... she may have a messy discharge as well...... She will lose her ligs....Do you know how to feel them?
    Does she look posty...like her back legs are really straight in appearance?

    Is her tailhead dropped and have a sunk in look.. in her flanks and around her tail area?

    Her udder may have a shiny appearance on the bottom and be tight.....
     

  3. Froggy

    Froggy New Member

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    Feb 26, 2011
    she's pawing/getting up & down now...her rump is really steep and I swear I just saw her have a contraction....I'm going out to find a good place for her....
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    Yes... she is getting ready...won't be long now...happy Kidding.... :thumb: :hug:
     
  5. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    oh! i'm so excited for you! <3 good luck!
     
  6. Froggy

    Froggy New Member

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    Feb 26, 2011
    she is very posty...wants a lot of attention, too...
     
  7. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    dont go too far, youre going to have kids in the next few hours!
     
  8. Froggy

    Froggy New Member

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    Feb 26, 2011
    She kidded around 4pm. Triplets: :kidblue: :kidred: :kidred:

    will update in birth announcements when I can!! :cool:
     
  9. jduwall

    jduwall New Member

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    Aug 7, 2009
    aww..babies..congrats :leap:
     
  10. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    wow my time thing must be off, according to the forum you posted that she was posty at 5:45, yet she kidded at four???
     
  11. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    yes its off, its currently wednesday the 30th at 5:58 pm, but the thing at the top of the page says its thursday the 31st at 12:56 am
     
  12. tomie

    tomie New Member

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    Mar 2, 2011
    Ohio
    Congrats on the babies... YAY
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    Aww...congrats... :thumb: