Any guesses how much longer?

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by MidnightRavenFarm, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    Seems like her belly has dropped. I check her ligaments every day and they seem to have disappeared about 3 days ago. But still no babies. I’m excited for pumpkin to be a momma. No idea in need date IMG_2286.jpg IMG_2287.jpg IMG_2288.jpg
     

  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Her udder could fill more.
     
  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    She is sure sunken in.

    Are you checking for her ligs properly?
    If they are gone, it seems odd she hasn't kidded yet.
     
  4. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    When those ligs are gone they usually hold those tails funny. Like more to the side. I have not had one who had lost ligs and could hold the tail up like that.
     
  5. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    IMG_2303.jpg I can’t feel the pencil like ligaments that I felt about five days ago. My finger and thumb can pretty much touch around her tail head
     
  6. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    IMG_2300.jpg IMG_2299.jpg around her tail looks more sunken into me. Am I just imagining things because I’m excited? Lol
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    The pencil feeling things are on each side of her tail. Push down with your finger to feel for them there, has nothing to do with fingers going all the way around.

    Her udder isn't tight looking yet.
    But that isn't always a tall tail sign.
    But with most it gets super tight.

    Definitely getting there, but not quite ready yet.

    Has she had any discharge?
    You would see more of that when she gets closer.
    Amber long clear tube like discharge means she is in going to kid.
     
  8. They cannot function with ligaments gone for more than 24 hours. They're essential to their anatomy and holding things together back there.

    Generally, when it's suspected they are gone, but they aren't, they are way down laying on the thurls. Many people have the wrong assumption that they're only up by the tail and when they are gone, that you can feel around the tail, that's incorrect. They feel just like 2 pencils as described. As the pregnancy progresses they will spread apart and lower themselves. Slowly softening in the process. There is a distinct mushy feeling, tail set, and tailhead placement, when they are truly gone.

    I had a doe that dropped and was hollowed at the tailhead a bit for a few days, maybe a week, before actually losing her lig, doubling her udder, and kidding.
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  10. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    Thank you all so much for the input. It really helps :)
     
  11. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    I keep reading on different sites that the tail head would be raised and the sides look hollow around the tail when they r about to kid. Anyone with any experience notice either of those two things in this pic? IMG_2347.jpg
     
  12. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    What changes in her udder are there?
     
  13. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    It seems fuller but not tight and shiny. I can’t remember how her udder looked last time right before she kidded.
     
  14. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    I would guess her udder blows up tomorrow and she delivers late tomorrow afternoon.
     
  15. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    That would totally make my day! Lol I have been spending more time in the barn these days just to get away from the kids. It’s been a long few months
     
  16. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Abuja, Nigeria
  17. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    It looks like she might be having a little bit of discharge. It’s causing straw to stick to her “lady bits”

    IMG_2358.jpg
     
  18. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    Adorable kids is in the evening, don't keep us waiting pumpkin
     
  19. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    I wonder if I can bribe her with some animal crackers to release the hostages lol