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I am new to goats, and trying to spot when my doe is going into heat.

Today when I went to milk her, she had clear, stringy mucus on her vulva. A one point, when she had tucked her tail, the mucus went stuck to it and formed a fine string from tail to vulva. She had not urinated recently, and this was still visible after milking, and the walk up to my garage where I milk her (uneven terrain, at least 100 yards), so it was some stubbornly stuck there stuff.

She is already a vocal goat, "talks" any time she sees people.

I also noticed my doelings, ages 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 months, really playing a lot earlier. And one of them was doing a lot of mounting behaviors. The doe is the head of the herd here, no question about that. The two babies are buddies, and wouldn't dare try mounting her (for size and dominance issues). If the doe was coming into heat, would other goats be displaying mounting behaviors, even towards a different goat? The one doing the mounting is low girl on the totem pole here, and the youngest.

We'll eventually be getting a stinky sock here for the doe.
 

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If she had discharge there's a pretty good chance she is in heat. My goats are very vocal too, so I have to look for thing like tail wagging, discharge, and them mounting each other. The only one that gives me a huge problem is my herd queen. I'm going need some buck stink to find out when she's in heat. :p
 
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