When checking ligaments as they get softer are u pushing down to feel for them or out word?
Yes prior to kidding my boer doe I touch all my fingers around her tail head and her tail is even kinda floppy but here udder isn't very big so I wanted to make sure I was checking the right way how soon after they get that loose do they tend to kid? The earliest she is due is 12/9Are you talking about the ligament they "lose" prior to kidding? That is around their tail. You put your fingers around their tail head. It's hard to explain, but easy to do. If you Google "kidding signs" you should get some pics of it.
Dairy aren't that much different from meat when it comes to kidding. Relax and go with what you know from your meat goatsNever payed this close attention to this before ... the meat goats just look after themselves and you wake up to find kids! Now my first dairys are due and I'm all nerves!