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I have had goats for about 4 years. They are just for weed eating, but they are purebred miniature silkie fainting goats. The boys are all supposedly weathered. Last year I added a “wither” to the herd. Rounding my heard out to 4 withers and 2 does. They all live in Goatopia together and I did not separate anyone because the boys were “fixed”. Two weeks ago today we had a surprise addition. I found a newly born buckling in with my goats. I then took a closer look at my other girl and I am 99.99% sure she is expecting too. I keep thinking she is going into labor, but then nothing happens. She has never had babies before, and never had an utter. It has been big for a few weeks now. She is normally my most friendly goat and comes right to me, but she has not been for the past few weeks. I have noticed discharge for the past few weeks and 2 days ago there was a long string of mucus. I’m going crazy checking everyday. Am I crazy for thinking she is pregnant and due anytime?
 

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She looks pretty full udder-wise. I'd say 1-2 weeks at most based on what you described and how she looks in the udder but quite possibly shorter. How long was the string of goo?

Sounds like maybe one of your wethers wasn't castrated properly. That can happen if both testes aren't pulled down into the band.
 

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She looks pretty full udder-wise. I'd say 1-2 weeks at most based on what you described and how she looks in the udder but quite possibly shorter. How long was the string of goo?

Sounds like maybe one of your wethers wasn't castrated properly. That can happen if both testes aren't pulled down into the band.
It was at least a foot long. It went most of the way to the ground.
 

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Watch for nesting and discharge as well. When her udder is full and strutted, it will be very soon. I would check over each of your boys and see if you find a testicle. If not, one of them may have a retained testicle in his body cavity. I would separate all the boys from the girls until you figure this out.
 

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Watch for nesting and discharge as well. When her udder is full and strutted, it will be very soon. I would check over each of your boys and see if you find a testicle. If not, one of them may have a retained testicle in his body cavity. I would separate all the boys from the girls until you figure this out.
I’m sure it is the boy I added last year. The others have been together since they were 3 months old. I have had the others for years together with no babies :)
 

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My.myotonics ( not silkys) have a mucus string about 2 weeks befor they kid. It looks like a white shoestring . They all have an amber mucus plug when its kidding time. All their udders get tight looking, almost shiny. Then the next day , they have kidds.
Well enjoy your suprise kidds! They are fun!
 

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My.myotonics ( not silkys) have a mucus string about 2 weeks befor they kid. It looks like a white shoestring . They all have an amber mucus plug when its kidding time. All their udders get tight looking, almost shiny. Then the next day , they have kidds.
Well enjoy your suprise kidds! They are fun!
That’s kind of what it looked like a long white string of mucus… that’s good to know…
 
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