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Alright so I'm posting early lol
One of my absolute favorite goats and my only lamancha aborted twins around her 2 month mark. There's a chance it was from a horse nettle weed but I mostly think I just wasn't feeding her good enough for how large she is compared to my Nigerians so that was a really crappy experience. On top of that I lost two bucks and two does last year so it was a really tough year for me. I'm learning every single day and I'm just gonna keep trying to push forward.

I don't have exact dates for my does because the buck was penned with them for a few weeks but I did witness a few breedings.

First up should be Groovy (chocolate moonspotted doe Second freshening for her) due February 11th for 145 days but she went 150 days last time.

also due on that day should be my buckskin doe Khalessi but she possibly went into heat again and may not deliver until March but I'm going with Feb because there's some udder going on already. 4th freshening for her typically gives twins but had a single the second time. Also only two does out of her so far lol

then Khalessi's dark buckskin daughter Bernese is due on Valentine's Day and she is a wide load so hoping for twins with her.

her sister Lucia pictured along side of her and her mom went and waited and isn't due until April ‍♀ But she's pretty immature so it's fine.

the blue eyed flashy doe is the daughter of the chocolate doe and is due God only knows when because her and her mom are fence jumpers and were with my bucks quite a few times and he seemed to show no interest in her once I actually stuck him in to breed so if she delivers before the 8th or February a dna test will be needed yay!

I plan on participating in one day milk test this year

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Thanks everyone. It's taken me 4 years to develop this little herd lol. I'm trying to not go over having 10 does until I can expand fencing and build a better shelter but on top of kidding I've put myself on two reservation list haha. I just want a second lamancha because I'm considering separating my lamancha from my Nigerians. Although sometimes I think I should just focus on one breed. However my lamancha is my absolute favorite goat and the thought of moving her out of my herd breaks my heart. I have a lot of thinking to do. I also really want a red doe. One of my first goats was this beautiful red but she was infertile so now it's my dream goat color. I have mostly flat rocks outcrossed with dragonfly in my herd with the exception of the chocolate doe who comes from a little tots estate line sire. Her dam has nothing behind her but her FF udder although small was shaped so beautifully so even though she's a giant pain in my butt she's staying.
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not a great picture of him but he's a black and white moonspotted flat rocks buck. His sire is silver along with his twin brother so I'm interested to see what he throws. He's bred to so many buckskins though so I'm assuming I will have even more buckskins. Which is okay they are all beautiful.

here's the other possibility of my fence jumper and my one due in April. He's pretty young though and we had a pneumonia issue with him for bit. So I'm not sure he was ever up for getting the job done.
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I don't have any recent pictures of him but he's flat rocks lines crossed with little tots lines. He's bigger now. He's fluffy and should be wider then my other buck. His color has lightened up so much you can't even really see the moonspots and his gold colors are basically cream looking. My plan was to use him on the chocolate doe and her daughter because he's slightly related to the rest of my herd but he was just to little and his cough would get worse when he exerted himself so he's resting until next breeding season.
 

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I’d really like to see some examples of kidding stalls especially in smaller areas. I have a shed I use. It’s not a super small shed but it also holds my hay and some tools so my space is a bit limited. Debating if I can get away with just two stalls because maybe a mom and daughter wouldn’t mind kidding together?
 

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So Daisy’s hips are becoming more prominent and she looks to be sinking in on the sides a tad bit because of it. I’m no where near prepared for anyone to kid. She’s a FF so it’s very possibly she’s playing games with my head but she starts soft talking every time she sees me even though she’s a bit scared of me. No way for me to feel her ligaments because of her being so timid all I know is when she gets close enough she should be easier to catch lol. Hopefully I can get my shed cleared and ready this weekend just in case. We are expecting snow tonight and probably on Monday. It doesn’t snow here much so it’s cold for us lol
 

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So Daisy's hips are becoming more prominent and she looks to be sinking in on the sides a tad bit because of it. I'm no where near prepared for anyone to kid. She's a FF so it's very possibly she's playing games with my head but she starts soft talking every time she sees me even though she's a bit scared of me. No way for me to feel her ligaments because of her being so timid all I know is when she gets close enough she should be easier to catch lol. Hopefully I can get my shed cleared and ready this weekend just in case. We are expecting snow tonight and probably on Monday. It doesn't snow here much so it's cold for us lol
Sounds like you better get ready!
Good luck!
 

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Sounds like you better get ready!
Good luck!
How soon can they start dropping? Is it possible I still have weeks? I may not have time for a pen build in the shed but I can at least get it cleaned up in there. I kept telling my husband last weekend to please get stuff so I can organize all his stinking tools and stuff but no he is a procrastinator who wants to put everything off. It's hard because I like things planned way ahead of time and he will go to day of like it's ok we will figure it out ‍♀
I'll just throw his stuff in bags and put it up on the loft lol
 

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How soon can they start dropping? Is it possible I still have weeks? I may not have time for a pen build in the shed but I can at least get it cleaned up in there. I kept telling my husband last weekend to please get stuff so I can organize all his stinking tools and stuff but no he is a procrastinator who wants to put everything off. It's hard because I like things planned way ahead of time and he will go to day of like it's ok we will figure it out ‍♀
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I don't know the answer to that, just that if it was me I would want to be prepared ASAP, if I didn't know the exact due dates. I would go with the first possible due date, just so there's no sudden "having to scramble to get a kidding stall ready".
 

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Trying to get example pics. I came out and she's not eating with the other goats she's walking around picking grass. I feel like it looks like it's sunken around tail head too. She's allowing me near her but not to touch her. She's going to drive me nuts like her dam. Kid is moving like crazy up by her flank though.
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Trying to get example pics. I came out and she's not eating with the other goats she's walking around picking grass. I feel like it looks like it's sunken around tail head too. She's allowing me near her but not to touch her. She's going to drive me nuts like her dam. Kid is moving like crazy up by her flank though. View attachment 193923 View attachment 193925 View attachment 193927 Also added image of her wondering why I keep looking at her backside.
"Oh Maaaaa, what you see back there? I cant see there."
Shame she looks so uncomfortable.
 

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Looks like she has a way to go.... hopefully you cant get things set up for kidding. Best wishes. If she is going off feed check her ketone levels
Thank you! If she was bred to the buck I put in the pen then her earliest due date isn't until the 8th so that's what I'm hoping for but her and her dam consistently jumped my gate while bucks were out foraging. I witnessed her dam bred when I put buck in pen so I know she's not due until February at least. At this point she's my only one I never witnessed a breeding on and is in question. She is bagging up nicely but not tight and doesn't look ready. It's crazy to see how active the kid is. At least I know baby is healthy. She was walking around the pasture finding mimosa leaves so I guess she just didn't feel like eating hay. She ate great this morning. They have a teff hay and I've been feeding chaffhaye every morning.
 
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