Empty birthing sacks??

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by CapriGem, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. CapriGem

    CapriGem Senior Member

    May 12, 2010
    Western PA
    I have seen these fluid filled empty sacks over and over again in my Nigerian Dwarf does, especially those with multiples.

    I just thought they were normal??/

    Has anyone else had these?

    Why do you suppose they happen?
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    When do you see it? I'm not sure if I understand what you are talking about.

  3. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    I know what you mean. I think they are just part of the afterbirth--they were extra padding for the kids in utero. A lot of times they pop before they come out but sometimes they pass intact just before the placenta.
  4. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    They seem to help weight the placenta and help it come out too. My does always have at least one.
  5. OwnedByTheGoats

    OwnedByTheGoats Well, my username says it all... :)

    Mar 6, 2013
    Are you talking about the bubbles? one is amber colored with the baby, other usually comes before and is filled with clearish fluid.
  6. RedGate

    RedGate New Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    NW, AL
    I've seen this too. I think the bubbles are actually from the sack the kids were in that has caught fluid. That would explain more with multiples. Usually if I mess with it, I find their is a whole somewhere and the fluid comes gushing out. Just my perception of it... I could be wrong. I like to leave them full too. I feel like the steady traction it causes helps the placenta move on out :)
  7. CapriGem

    CapriGem Senior Member

    May 12, 2010
    Western PA
    The ones I am talking about are complete and whole just no baby inside.

    Maybe it is a Nigerian thing :scratch:
  8. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Before the babies are born or after?
  9. CapriGem

    CapriGem Senior Member

    May 12, 2010
    Western PA
    Mostly during and after.