First post. First goat bred 145 days. Advice please

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Debbie0331, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2017
    I have a Nigerian dwarf who is 145 days along. When do they usually deliver? Her back side is puffy and there was a small amount of mucus earlier today.
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Around day 145.
     

  3. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Yep, 145 for NDs. How is her udder looking?
     
  4. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2017
    Not full really
     
  5. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Has she kidded with you before?
     
  6. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2017
    No. she had with a previous owner.
     
  7. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    She might fill just before kidding. Could the previous owner have gotten her breeding date wrong?
     
  8. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2017
    The date is right, I had her bred on that date and witnessed it. Her sides have sunken in today and she doesn't look pregnant now
     
  9. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove New Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Happy waiting! there is no way to predict when they may kid. Anytime between right this second and next Wednesday! Watch for long strings of discharge from her vulva, murmuring and talking to her belly, temperament changes, separating herself from the herd, etc. but really all those things will just tell you she is closer.
     
  10. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    The waiting is crazy lol. I never felt so stressed and excited at the same time.
     
  11. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    I know, it's just awful :/ Have you read the Does' Code Of Honor?
     
  12. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2017
    No. what's that?
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    Here is a good example, LOL

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYCk_Uu2sC0[/ame]
     
  14. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Here it is -


    The Doe Code of Honor

    The doe's secret code of honor is as old as goats themselves and is the species best kept secret. No doe shall ever kid before its time. (Its time being determined by the following factors):

    1- No kid shall be born until total chaos has been reached by all involved. Your owner's house must be a wreck, their family hungry and desperate for clean clothes, and their social life nonexistent.

    2- "Midwives" must reach the babbling fool status before you kid out. Bloodshot eyes, tangled hair and the inability to form a sentence mean the time is getting close.

    3- For every bell, beeper, camera or whistle they attach to you, kidding must be delayed by at least one day for each item. If they use an audio monitor, one good yell per hour will keep things interesting.

    4- If you hear the words, "She's nowhere near ready. She'll be fine while we're away for the weekend," Wait until they load the car, then begin pushing!

    5- Owner stress must be at an all time high! If you are in the care of someone else, ten to fifteen phone calls a day is a sign you're getting close.

    6- When you hear the words "I can't take it anymore!" wait at least three more days.

    7 -You must keep this waiting game interesting. False alarms are mandatory! Little teasers such as looking at your stomach, pushing your food around in the bucket and then walking away from it, and nesting, are always good for a rise. Be creative and find new things to do to keep the adrenaline pumping in those who wait.

    8- The honor of all goats is now in your hands. Use this time to avenge all of your barn mates. Think about your friend who had to wear that silly costume in front of those people. Hang onto that baby for another day. OH, they made him do tricks too! Three more days seems fair. Late feedings, the dreaded diet, bad haircuts, those awful wormings can also be avenged at this time.

    9- If you have fulfilled all of the above and are still not sure when to have the kids, listen to the weather forecast on the radio that has been so generously provided by those who wait. Severe storm warning is what you're waiting for. In the heart of the storm jump into action! The power could go out and you could have the last laugh. You have a good chance of those who wait missing the whole thing while searching for a flashlight that works!

    10- Make the most of your interrupted nights. Beg for food each time someone comes into the barn to check you. Your barn mates will love you as the extra goodies fall their way too.

    Remember, this code of honor was designed to remind man of how truly special goats are. Do your best to reward those who wait with a beautiful doeling to carry on the Doe Code of Honor for the next generation of those who wait.

    Author Unknown
     
  15. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2017
    Lol that explains it
     
  16. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2017
    If I upload a picture can you tell me if she looks right?
     
  17. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    Ayuh! Post away!

    If it helps, my nigie kidded triplets on day 143, twins on day 149, and quads on day 143.
     
  18. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2017
    At this point I am starting to wonder if she is even pregnant lol. Her body shape keeps changing. Her backside is still really puffy. ImageUploadedByGoat Forum1487192439.169748.jpg ImageUploadedByGoat Forum1487192470.012366.jpg ImageUploadedByGoat Forum1487192266.700311.jpg
     
  19. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Active Member

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    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    We record day 147 as our due date because that's been our average.

    This year we had 1 doe kid on 145 (quads) 2 does on 146 (both twins) and 1 doe on 148 (single)
     
  20. Debbie0331

    Debbie0331 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2017
    This is my first time having a goat give birth. We are on day 146