Heat? Or bred?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Boers4ever, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    This is the one we used to use:
    https://www.biopryn.com/biopryn-sheepgoat/

    You'd need to either draw blood yourself or have someone do it. Thankfully, my husband knows how to draw blood as he has to do it on horses at work. You just need 2mL of blood and put it into a red top 3mL test tube.
     
  2. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Well-Known Member

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    Jun 28, 2020
    East Texas
    Ok so I was feeding all the goats this morning, and I decided to take a picture of Poppy because I’m still hanging on to the hope that she’s bred. She’s supposed to be due on the 23rd. Here’s the pictures:
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    Is it just me or did she get a little bigger over the last few weeks?
     

  3. Iluvlilly!

    Iluvlilly! Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2019
    Wisconsin
  4. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Well-Known Member

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    Jun 28, 2020
    East Texas
    Here’s a pic of her udder:
    IMG_4980.jpg
     
  5. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Well-Known Member

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    Jun 28, 2020
    East Texas
    It hasn’t even began to get big yet. Is it possible that it might balloon last second?
     
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  6. Iluvlilly!

    Iluvlilly! Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2019
    Wisconsin
    If her due date is November 23rd, then she's not bred.:(
    Highly doubt it. But others might have seen different:shrug:
     
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  7. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    With your picture..I dont see an udder..her teats look normal. Unless shes a 1st freshner..i dont think shes preggo. My girls that are due in Dec..have started their udders and they are about the size of a softball. 20201106_092314.jpg
     
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  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree she doesn’t appear to be pregnant.
     
  9. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Well-Known Member

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    Jun 28, 2020
    East Texas
    She is a first freshener. This will be her first kidding.
     
  10. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    Not pregnant. I would watch for signs of heat and put her with a buck, or draw blood and do the test. But I'd be highly surprised if she had kids due any time soon, sorry :(
     
  11. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Well-Known Member

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    Jun 28, 2020
    East Texas
    Alright thanks. Bummer. I’m putting the buck with the girls on the fifth, so we’ll see what happens. She must be just really fat! I know she loves her peanut butter (garlic hidden within of course hehe)!
     
  12. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    I totally understand the frustration. Really, the best way is to have the blood test done or ultrasound if you think they are bred. Ultrasound I have heard is 40-60 days possibly bred, and blood test more than 30 days, but closer to 40 days would probably be best especially if you see my thread about Pregnancy test. We just had 4 tested that were 33-34 days post breeding, and 2 were questionable, I'm sure they are pregnant, just not showing enough #'s in their blood just yet. If I had waited until closer to 40 days I bet it would have confirmed it.
     
  13. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Getting blood drawn today on 4, putting in a couple of CIDR's...... hoping for the best here..... it's always stressful to me, waiting to see.....