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I have been watching Ellie the last few days because I had a woman out to look at my goats and she predicted that Ellie would kid in 2 weeks....this was last week on Wednesday.

I noticed that she had straw stuck to her vulva so I thought I would check it out and found some mucus...it was dried up on there but looks to be her mucus plug....I thought she already lost it...

I checked her ligs and they are soft but not gone. I checked her udder yesterday and it was soft and mushy feeling. I check her udder a few minutes ago and it was more firm but not full and tight.

We are supposed to be having some bad weather coming soon and I think my friend may be right....I think my doe may kid next week. I will post pics when I get her on the stand...which wont be until I can get help to get her up there. This is her 2nd kidding with me but her 3rd kidding in all. I know she doesn't have anything to do with the gender of the kids but she was bred to 2 different bucks and had a single doeling her first kidding and twins doelings her second kidding...I bred her to my old buck and he sired twin bucklings last year....I am so excited. I think most of the breeders in arkansas are having a buck year....I have 1 buckling on the ground now to my boer doe Sheba...let's hope for doelings out of Ellie again this year!!! Think pink everyone!!!!
 

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goatnutty said:
I'm all pink.I hate to say it but we've had goats for over six years and we've only had 1 buckling!I love it.
WHAT?????? That is crazy. How many babies have you had? I do think that is Illegal. :p

Alyssa. Good Luck and keep us posted. Prayers to a easy delivery. :pray:
 

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Wow only one boy...thats amazing, i only have a few does but the first three years i had nothing but boys. Well there was one girl but she would of been a doe kid back to the guy i got the dam from. And she ended up being a tangled mess with her two brothers and we ended up losing her, her head was back and there were two coming at one.
The next year i had four does and one buck.
Im thinking pink for you alyssa!
And me at least out of the does that i want to keep doe kids out of.
beth
 

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Hi everyone....Ellie's ligs are almost completely gone! Udder is strutted and her legs are almost completely straight. She is real puffy in her vulva and kids have dropped! This is an exciting update! I am thinking she will go either today or tomorrow....last year her labor took less than 20 minutes...kids were out about 15 minutes after the string of mucus was visible...Keeping those pink thoughts coming....
 
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