I have two does that have huge full utters and the people said they had the girls for 5 years and the boys they had are weathered. . So why are their utters full? They are pigmy/fainter... at least that is what they told me
They have never been milked before :/ at least that is what I was told. The mom Hershie, brown one. . She has had 2 kids they know of and I have her daughter Bonnie she is the whitish one. They said she hasn't had a baby since they got her 5 years ago but was kept in with her weathered son and another weathered male...
I would do as suggested..have a blood test done to be sure if there are babies or not..Biotracking also give a gestation period so knowing about when they babies are to be born would be great if they are bred...if they are not..milk a little out see what you got...some PU fill up with useless liquid...other rich creamy milk..free : )
Well that sure is confusing. Physically, they don't look pregnant, but their udders are fairly full. And the owners have had them 5 years without kids? When did you get them? If you got them recently and they had full udders, i'd ask the previous owners how long they've been like that.
We got them about a week and a half ago and they were already full. The lady said she didn't know why they were like that.. she said they were gonna try to milk them but she had neverilked a goat before. Neither have I.. lol
If they have been like that a while..I would venture to sneak a peek at what the udder holds..not a lot..just a small amount to see if its milky or yucky..if its smells bad or off color, like blood tinged then treatment will be needed... if it looks like milk, with no odor, no flakes or particles then get that blood test ASAP...
I tried to feel their utters and they run away from me as soon as I touch them... I will see if my husband can hold them still in the morning so I can try to milk then just to see what's in their utters
It could very well be mastitis.
Also what can happen is the teat plugs are hard to get out and have to be worked at. lightly scrape the end orofice to try to remove that plug.
Gently squeeze the teat to try to get milk out.
Just curious, do you know the proper method of milking?