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Can a goat start producing milk but is not pregnant?

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Hi

I am posting a thread after a long time. My doe had a long gap since last birth as we don't have breeder available and when we try, she didn't conceive. So this year on 17 January, she was bred. At the time his udder was completely empty as we weren't milking her since more than 1 year and dried her. So almost 2.5 months in we saw some development in her udder and she started producing milk which lead us to believe that maybe she is pregnant. But now its 124 days since bred and she doesn't seem to increase the size of udder and her figure doesn't seems that she is pregnant. Also she is very aggressive currently. Don't want me to touch her and will try to hit me.

So it it possible that she can produce some milk without being pregnant?

Thanks
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On the day she was bred. 馃憜



1st May 馃憜
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She is mostly likely pregnant. Due dates are usually around day 150 and some really fill up either day they are going to give birth or a week before. Don鈥檛 Milk her as you want the colostrum for babies. Aggressive before could be from the hormones and her getting closer
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There also is precocious udder. Means that they just come into milk.
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I am not sure how prevalent precocious udder is. Vets will tell you it can happen, but I do not think it is all that common. "Bagging up" is not that unusual a month or so before birth. It might be even more common in a doe that has had kids before.
Precocious udders usually are tied to genetics. If you have a very milky line, can happen quite often. Even bucks from milky genetics can develop an udder.
I would treat her at this point as pregnant and feed accordingly, with good mineral support. Jyst keep an eye on her up until the last possible window of gestation.
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Get a preg test done, that will let you know.
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One of the pregnancy tests cost $4.50/test with 92% accuracy rate.

I haven't tried it yet, but it is suppose to have reasonable shelf life too.
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One less pregnancy kit to buy this morning. I guess I was right about her being pregnant just wrong on the date.
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Oh my, I guess you know the answer. 馃榿So cute.
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Mystery solved- she even had twins in there for you! 馃榿馃崁馃挄
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This is her backside picture from Yesterday
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This is her backside picture from Yesterday
Oh gosh, I鈥檓 sorry! I saw the pics of babies out posted on this thread and was thinking it was your girl surprising you with twins!
I guess your mystery is still on going鈥
Have you tried a pregnancy test yet?
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Her backside doesn't look pregnant but pouch test is no guarantee.
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Oh gosh, I鈥檓 sorry! I saw the pics of babies out posted on this thread and was thinking it was your girl surprising you with twins!
I guess your mystery is still on going鈥
Have you tried a pregnancy test yet?
We don't have pregnancy test here. Let's wait for few more days and let her pass the due date.
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Her backside doesn't look pregnant but pouch test is no guarantee.
She does have weight down on at the bottom. But still not confirmed
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As the due date is approaching, it feels more and more that she isn't pregnant
Now I want to know how I can get her pregnant
Does goat goes infertile if you give them 1 to 2 years gap?
Goats have a 21 day cycle. Many are also seasonal breeders. You may want to research your breed and find out about your goat.
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Goats have a 21 day cycle. Many are also seasonal breeders. You may want to research your breed and find out about your goat.
We don't have seasonal breeds here in Pakistan.
This is her back picture today.

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