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Hello, this is our second time of goat pregnancies. About 155 days ago we put our girls with a buck but we dont think they caught right away. The past few weeks we've had some overeager false alarms. But now they should actually be due any time. I have been checking all three goats' ligaments often and yesterday 2 of my girl's ligaments got pretty loose. On both of them I can almost put my fingers around their tail bone. Both have become very boney and pointy in their hips and their udders have gotten quite large in the past weeks. Today we were very excited to see out 1st timer Nutmeg's babies kick. They have been kicking quite a bit today. Does this mean babies are on the way? If so will it be as soon as tonight or more like within the next few days to weeks.
 

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Usually my girls have huge udders, even the teats look swollen. Then one day the babies drop, her.hips hollow out...and the labor starts. I can go around her tail head with my fingers. My girls have alot of white mucus pass, and then an amber color bubble starts. That's hard labor and birthing is usually in 30 minutes or so.
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My girls have alot of white mucus pass, and then an amber color bubble starts. That's hard labor and birthing is usually in 30 minutes or so.
That's what I go by and it worked for me. You see a string of goo, or white mucus, like moers says. Then you get really excited and keep an eye on her. From that first string it is within the next 12 hours she will deliver.
 

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Usually my girls have huge udders, even the teats look swollen. Then one day the babies drop, her.hips hollow out...and the labor starts. I can go around her tail head with my fingers. My girls have alot of white mucus pass, and then an amber color bubble starts. That's hard labor and birthing is usually in 30 minutes or so.
Good luck to you.guys.
This is what I see as well. ;)
 

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How's your girls? Any kids yet? If so...please please put pictures on..I?
No babies yet, all 3 girls have really loose ligaments. Not enough that you can completely touch around the tail bone but probably an inch or so for all 3. This morning 2 of them had short string of mucus coming out. Meadow's was white and about 2.5 inches or a little longer, and Nutmeg's was yellowish white and a little shorter. However, they have been having some mucus around that area for the past few weeks, Bella our other pregnant goat too. They are still very boney in the hip area and look like they're about to pop any minute. Yesterday Nutmeg and Meadow's udders started looking a little shiney I think. Also yesterday, Nutmeg who has the biggest udder leaked out some milk on out deck after she laid on her udder accidentally.
 

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I don't have any baby pictures yet but here's all of my girls. The all black one that hides her baby very well and doesn't have a baby belly is Meadow. The brown one with white speckly ears and a very big udder is Nutmeg. The black and white one with a very big belly who we think will have at least 2 kids is Bella, she was the mother to the twins Nutmeg and Hazel. She was a very good milker last time minus the fact that she was spoiled and refused to stand to be milked so we had to put her on top of 2 chairs to milk her, would only let my mom milk her, and demanded animal cookies constantly lol. The last brown one is Hazel, she is our unpregnant chunky and gassy goat.
 

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She was a very good milker last time minus the fact that she was spoiled and refused to stand to be milked so we had to put her on top of 2 chairs to milk her, would only let my mom milk her, and demanded animal cookies constantly lol.
That's funny!
I wonder how you put a goat on top of two chairs?
 

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Nutmeg's udder looks huge!
Yes, the poor girl's udder lays on the ground when she pees and it's so big that she's rubbed the hair off of it because her legs rub it when she walks. It has a really pretty crease on it too. In regards to Bella, we would set up our old wooden dining chairs so they were a little less than a foot apart. She would hop up in the first chair, and we would pick her back end up to put it on the 2nd chair. As she laid down, her udder would fall down between the chairs and we would milk her. Much later on, we made a milking stand from a long coffee table. We cut a hole in it for her udder to fall through and we lined the entire thing with 2 rug squares ro prevent splinters. We had 2 cement blocks for steps up to it and a peach crate fit nicely between the top of the coffee table and the lower platform beneath so she wouldn't fall through the hole. She is very spoiled lol.
 

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Yes, the poor girl's udder lays on the ground when she pees and it's so big that she's rubbed the hair off of it because her legs rub it when she walks. It has a really pretty crease on it too. In regards to Bella, we would set up our old wooden dining chairs so they were a little less than a foot apart. She would hop up in the first chair, and we would pick her back end up to put it on the 2nd chair. As she laid down, her udder would fall down between the chairs and we would milk her. Much later on, we made a milking stand from a long coffee table. We cut a hole in it for her udder to fall through and we lined the entire thing with 2 rug squares ro prevent splinters. We had 2 cement blocks for steps up to it and a peach crate fit nicely between the top of the coffee table and the lower platform beneath so she wouldn't fall through the hole. She is very spoiled lol.
Very creative ideas for a milking stand!!
Did she order coffee when she was up there? ;)
 

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Not yet, they're holding out on us lol.
No babies just 4 happy goats and a mineral block
Update: I went out to put the girls away and Nutmegs babies were kicking again. They were very active and Nutmeg actually let me feel her belly to feel them kick~Yay!~ for a while now she would not let anyone touch her belly for long periods of time so this was very exciting. Hopefully this means the babies are flipping and will be popping out soon:p:happygoat:
 

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