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Does a does ligaments feel tight for the whole pregnancy until the end? Or do they feel different the entire pregnancy compared to a non-bred goat?
 

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It depends. My goats lost their ligaments completely a few months before they had their kids. A non bred goat should feel the same as a bred goat, though, I think. Do you have a goat right now that is confusing you with her ligaments?
 

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I have a girl who is getting wide and has a small udder but she has had that udder since she had her last baby who is almost a year old. So I can’t really tell if she is pregnant or not. Her ligaments feel normal. The last time she was with a buck was about 3 months ago
 

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I have a girl who is getting wide and has a small udder but she has had that udder since she had her last baby who is almost a year old. So I can’t really tell if she is pregnant or not. Her ligaments feel normal. The last time she was with a buck was about 3 months ago
Ahhh... i would have her tested then. It’s really hard to tell when a doe is bred early on.
 

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Thank you. Twice she has delivered without me even realizing she was close because she always carried so small with a single baby each time. But the past few weeks she’s getting a little wide lol
 

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If I posted a pic of her back end could anyone give me their opinion if she looks like she could possibly be bred?
 

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Thank you. I’m trying not to get my hopes up but My favorite buckling was with her before I lost him to UC. I’m really hoping she’s carrying his baby. That would just be the most incredible thing
 

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Thank you. I’m trying not to get my hopes up but My favorite buckling was with her before I lost him to UC. I’m really hoping she’s carrying his baby. That would just be the most incredible thing
I hope she is carrying a beautiful doeling for you! I had a buck who saddly passed away that had bred my doe and of course....she had a buck... I wish she would have had a doe that i could have kept...
 

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So I think I felt movement?! On her right side lower belly, right before her udder I felt a couple of nudges. A couple days later I felt it again. It’s only in that one spot so I’m hoping it’s a baby I feel. Her ligaments seem like they aren’t hard like they were a few weeks ago. More bendy feeling but definitely still there. Her tail head is a little squishy. Both of her last kiddings she did without me even realizing she was that far along. So I don’t know what her back end feels like right before she kids.
 
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