Kid Kicks

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by KJgoats, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. KJgoats

    KJgoats Member

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    Oct 20, 2020
    Delaware
    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.
     
  2. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    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.
     

  3. KJgoats

    KJgoats Member

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    Oct 20, 2020
    Delaware
    Thank you so much!
     
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  4. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    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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  5. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    And happy kidding!!!
     
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  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    This is what I see as well. ;)
     
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  7. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    How's your girls? Any kids yet? If so...please please put pictures on..I?
     
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  8. KJgoats

    KJgoats Member

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    Oct 20, 2020
    Delaware
    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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  9. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Sounds like they are close now!
    How exciting! Good luck!
     
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  10. KJgoats

    KJgoats Member

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    Oct 20, 2020
    Delaware
    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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  11. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    That’s funny!
    I wonder how you put a goat on top of two chairs?
     
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  12. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Nutmeg’s udder looks huge!
     
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  13. KJgoats

    KJgoats Member

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    Oct 20, 2020
    Delaware
    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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  14. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Very creative ideas for a milking stand!!
    Did she order coffee when she was up there? ;)
     
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  15. KJgoats

    KJgoats Member

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    Oct 20, 2020
    Delaware
    Lol no, only animal cookies:)
     
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  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  17. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Any more changes? Any cute little goatees yet???
     
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  18. KJgoats

    KJgoats Member

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    Oct 20, 2020
    Delaware
    Not yet, they're holding out on us lol.
     
  19. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Well ok then. Lol lol keep us posted! :waiting:
     
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  20. KJgoats

    KJgoats Member

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    Oct 20, 2020
    Delaware
    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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