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I'm impatiently waiting on my very first kidding!! I have one Nubian FF and two Nigerian Dwarf FFs that will be kidding hopefully in the next couple of weeks. All three of them were bred to Sheldon, my small ND buck. I also have a Boer that is due hopefully in February, assuming her breeding took. She was bred to a standard Boer before I got her.
I went to take pictures but of course they are over on the far end of the pasture and no amount of yelling and shaking feed buckets enticed them over. The neighbors definitely think I'm crazy. I'll include pictures from that last few weeks though!
We've got kidding stalls set up, supply station ready to go....lights, camera....now we just need some action!
 

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Nice goats, can't wait to see the wee ones. ;)
Thank you! We haven't really branched out into the registered stuff or looking for certain traits yet, but Winnie, our boer is registered and bred to a registered buck so I'm gonna have to figure out how to handle all of that! The rest of them I just thought were cute and/or pretty. Soleil is the closest to delivery and she's pretty much my best friend.
 

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All beautiful and healthy looking does!!
I love that they got to keep their horns.
Sheldon is a nice looking buck!
Good luck with kidding!!
Thank you! I wasn't worried about horned or not when I first started looking. My two nubians were disbudded as babies....the funny part is that they are the ones in charge of the herd! My oldest and largest nubian is queen and Soleil is second in command. Everyone else has their horns though. My inexperience led me to keep the horns on my goats because I worried about doing a bad job. I'd rather have horns than mess them up permanently.
 

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Oh...what cute does. And your buck.is Adorable. Cant wait to see.all your kidds! Remember...lots & lots of pictures(pic)
Thank you!! He's a super sweet buck, but he DEMANDS head scratches and right now he's really stinky lol! I'm really excited to see the variety of color in the kids!
 

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No signs this morning...I think the goat code is in full effect. Possible day 147. The biggest downside is that she was with the buck for 2 weeks and we never observed the deed. I hate not knowing when!!
If that's a picture from today ...I think you have a longer wait. Her udder isn't full yet. Though some gals do fill last minute she doesn't quite look ready to me. Sorry. I'd calculate from the last day she was with the buck for 145-150 days. She is getting closer though...nothing worse than the unknown :( hang in there.
 

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If that's a picture from today ...I think you have a longer wait. Her udder isn't full yet. Though some gals do fill last minute she doesn't quite look ready to me. Sorry. I'd calculate from the last day she was with the buck for 145-150 days. She is getting closer though...nothing worse than the unknown :( hang in there.
I'm starting to think the same thing. If I go to the last date she was with him today would only be 140 days. I'm ok with that! I just don't want to miss the big event. Yesterday I got my "midwife" station all set up so now I just wait. My husband is teasing me over the amount of goat back-end pictures in my camera roll.
 

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I'm starting to think the same thing. If I go to the last date she was with him today would only be 140 days. I'm ok with that! I just don't want to miss the big event. Yesterday I got my "midwife" station all set up so now I just wait. My husband is teasing me over the amount of goat back-end pictures in my camera roll.
Yeah, my phone is the same lol. At most you have 15 days pretty much so, there's light at the end of the tunnel :)
 

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Yeah, my phone is the same lol. At most you have 15 days pretty much so, there's light at the end of the tunnel :)
I can handle 15 days! In an ideal world, she'd just go Wednesday because my husband has the day off and we'll all be home. Of course, I know that won't happen!
I am enjoying seeing a nice udder develop. She is a FF so she had nothing before! I'm REALLY hoping she will be a great milker since she is so friendly and loves cuddles. She loves the stand already, so fingers crossed that doesn't change.
 

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Well ya'll I don't know what is going on. The doe I thought was gonna give birth first is still looking good, no big changes. I just went to check on them all and one of the does due November 15th is acting like she's in labor. She was in the barn by herself and the rest of the herd was out on the pasture. She'd made herself a little dirt nest and didn't even try to get up when I walked over. Her udder is definitely full...very firm. She has a small big of stringy discharge. She is pawing at the ground, talking to her belly, silent yawn, up and down and just not acting normal. She stood for a buck on June 23rd, so that puts her at 133 days.
I forgot to add, she has no ligaments. I hadn't even been consistently checking her because I didn't think it was time yet.
 

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Hopefully somebody can help you who really knows what they are talking about. @toth boer goats @GoofyGoat ?

Is she eating normally? Getting up and moving around? I'd be worried about ketosis or something like that if she isn't. Do you have ketone strips you could test her with?

I'm just guessing though so it might be completely normal. Sending hugs!:hug:
 
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