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I posted about this pygmy doe a few months back, she came with a group of nigerian girls purchased
I was told non of them were bred, but I kept seeing little signs with this girl and she never came into heat.

100 percent sure now. I got her Oct 8th
She has a almost full cute little ff udder now.

It's small and hard to see cuz she's so furry but it's about the size of a grapefruit.

Her ligs are at the noddle stage but I have her in the kidding pen since I don't know date.

I'm assuming she just has 1 little nugget in there she's not very big.

Her valva has swelled alot more over the last week.

Anyone have guesses on when these little ones will arrive!? 馃榿
first picture was a week ago. Last 3 were today

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If she got bred on Oct. 8th she鈥檇 be due March 2nd鈥o that鈥檚 her last possible due date at 145 days for a mini.
My guess is you have a week or two yet to go. It鈥檚 hard to tell from the photos if she鈥檚 dropped or if her hips are sinking in. How old is she. Is it her first freshening?
 

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If she got bred on Oct. 8th she鈥檇 be due March 2nd鈥o that鈥檚 her last possible due date at 145 days for a mini.
My guess is you have a week or two yet to go. It鈥檚 hard to tell from the photos if she鈥檚 dropped or if her hips are sinking in. How old is she. Is it her first freshening?
Sorry I purchased her on Oct 8th!
I bought a small herd of nigerians. She was going to be left alone at the farm i bought her from so I decided to take her as well.

I have no idea what her breeding date would be. Just that she never came back into heat at my farm. The man told me she wasn't bred but clearly she was.

She would be a ff I would say based on age her hips have started to sink slightly and her tail head is pretty loose
 

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Sorry I purchased her on Oct 8th!
I bought a small herd of nigerians. She was going to be left alone at the farm i bought her from so I decided to take her as well.

I have no idea what her breeding date would be. Just that she never came back into heat at my farm. The man told me she wasn't bred but clearly she was.

She would be a ff I would say based on age her hips have started to sink slightly and her tail head is pretty loose
Then get your kidding kit ready鈥.sorry, I misunderstood, it鈥檚 possible she could kid in the next few days to week. Best of luck, I hope she has an easy textbook kidding for you. Any idea of the buck that she was exposed to?
 

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Then get your kidding kit ready鈥.sorry, I misunderstood, it鈥檚 possible she could kid in the next few days to week. Best of luck, I hope she has an easy textbook kidding for you. Any idea of the buck that she was exposed to?
Thanks! I'm not 100 percent sure who she was bred to as there were no bucks there when I bought them.
He did have 2 pens where he kept his pygmies seperate from is nigerians...so hopefully she was in with a pygmy buck? She was in the pen alone when I arrived. I'll keep a close eye on her !
 

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Thanks! I'm not 100 percent sure who she was bred to as there were no bucks there when I bought them.
He did have 2 pens where he kept his pygmies seperate from is nigerians...so hopefully she was in with a pygmy buck? She was in the pen alone when I arrived. I'll keep a close eye on her !
As long as he only had mini breeds you should be ok. Phew!
 

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Congratulations! Surprise babies are a surprise lol but fun! We had our first oopsy in 8 years of goat rearing this year. She gave us twin blue-eyed doelings!

I am assuming this is your first set of babies?

I will give you a few helpful links to our blog. We have a blog post all about preparing for kidding which goes through what we have in our kidding stall and how we set it up, shaving your goat's udder, rump, and tail to keep kidding clean as can be, and packing a kit for kidding.

Prepping for kidding: Prepping for Kidding/Freshening/Birthing of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

The next link here covers everything from telling when your goat is going to kid (checking udder fill, how to check ligaments, etc.) to what to do if things don't go as planned (stuck kid). We also have a few videos in there showing some goaty deliveries. That is helping as you can kind of prepare for what will be happening.

Delivering and how to tell when: What to Expect When Your Nigerian Dwarf is Giving Birth (Kidding/Freshening) and When to Worry

Last but not least our last kidding blog will walk through what to do after your goat kids. This covers everything from helping the doe along when the kid is partially out, to drying off the kid, tying umbilical cords, getting the kid on the teat nursing, things to watch for in the doe, after care for the doe, and even what to do to get the kid going after a rough delivery.

What to do after the kid is born: OK, Our Goat Kids Are Delivered, What Now? Anything We Should Watch For?
 

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If she was bread the day you picked her up (October 8th 2022) March second, 2023 would be her due date and the absolute last day she could safely kid would be March 12th but that is pushing it, by March 7th at the max I would guess. It is unlikely she was bred the exact day you picked her up and with how she looks now I would keep an eye out as she could kid any day. Be checking her ligaments when you feed her in the morning and at night, look for a lost plug, and get her shaved so you can take pictures of her udder and watch it fill. If you live in a selenium-deficient area it is recommended to give selenium and vitamin E gel a month before kidding so if in a deficient area getting that in right away is best. If you don't the kids can have loose legs. If so they will need to be braced for a while and given selenium and E gel once they are a day old.
 
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