Pregnant doe with sunk in sides.

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Erin Guy, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    How much longer do you all think she has, I think her babies have finally dropped!
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It could be hours, if they are working their way into the birthing canal.

    It really all depends on what stage she is in.
    Does she have a discharge of any kind?

    Is her udder tight and huge?

    Is she nesting?

    More verbal?

    Wanting to be alone?

    Standing a lot, pushing her head to the wall?

    Not eating much?
     

  3. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    Her sides were really sunk in, but after she ate they get a little more full. Shes a ff and her udder is full but not tight and shiny. Shes more vocal especially when I leave, she has hay, and shes eaten breakfast so i dont know why shes bleating more. No discharge, her tail is a bit crooked, and she turns her head sideways. she likes to be separated from the herd a few times daily. not sure if shes nesting. as far as eating she prefers sweet feed over the normal pelleted feed.
     
  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    None of those signs are an indicator of when she will give birth. Just have to keep watching. Good luck!
     
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  5. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    Just thought i'd ask, just getting antsy, and curious.
     
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  6. J4Julz

    J4Julz Active Member

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    Mar 3, 2020
    Mid-Michigan
    Hang in there!

    I’ve been watching 3 FFs on my GoatTV... (I’m a FK ‘first kidder’) and I keep thinking it’s going to be soon and then no kids.

    Have to resolve myself to the fact that I guess they’ll get here when they are darned good and ready!
     
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  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    She isn't there yet, keep an eye on her, that is all you can do. ;)
     
  8. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    Yeah I can almost touch my fingers around her tail head. There is like an inch left. Her vulva was like 1/4 of the way open today. I added a pic.
     

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  9. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Idaho
    Looking good! Just keep watching that udder and ligs. Waiting for the udder to get tight and the ligs to go(you will know when they are gone. It feels like absolute mush) In your other thread you said she started her udder January 31st. So there is a very, very high chance she will kid within the next week.
     
  10. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    Yup! Im just getting excited, and yup she started then, it hasn't gotten that much bigger though.
     
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  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  12. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    Her sides are sunk in, she has a bit of discharge, and she keeps arching her back. she also keeps yawning haha.
     
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  13. J4Julz

    J4Julz Active Member

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    Mar 3, 2020
    Mid-Michigan
    Get your catcher's mitt ready!
     
  14. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    Did a night check on her tonight, shes really grinding her teeth. She keeps grunting while laying down and flicking her tail. Ligaments are oh so soft.
     
  15. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    What color were the drippies? The teeth grinding would concern me a tad. Happy kidding!
     
  16. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    Yeah she seems uncomfortable, I think thats why shes doing it. The drippies were amber colored, but it wasn't alot.
     
  17. J4Julz

    J4Julz Active Member

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    Mar 3, 2020
    Mid-Michigan
    So close! I hope you have a simple, smooth kidding tonight!
     
  18. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    Thank you! I just got back in from checking on her again. She pawed at the ground a few times, and found a place to lay. She keeps grinding teeth and yawning out of discomfort. I'm not sure if I will be waking up to baby goats or not. Its 12:18 AM here now, so I am off to bed.
     
  19. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Idaho
    She sounds close. Hopefully you will have some cute little kids soon!
     
  20. Erin Guy

    Erin Guy Active Member

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    Dec 21, 2019
    North East, MD
    I can almost wrap my fingers all the way around her tail head. Her babies are still active. her bags getting bigger. Her ligaments are so soft and squishy.
     

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