Pregnant Doe?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Green Mountain Farm, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Green Mountain Farm

    Green Mountain Farm Active Member

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    Dec 31, 2019
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    I’m stumped y’all.

    So, maybe I’m wrong (hopefully I’m wrong) but my doe’s stomach is big, hard, and I can feel like “objects” inside of her. She hasn’t been herself and maybe I’m just imagining it but her ligaments seem to be a tiny bit softer than usual.

    I HAVE NO BUCKS ON MY PROPERTY. It’s just her and her son, who was castrated by the vet. I’m confused. What’s going on?!
     
  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    You can only know if you ultrasound or blood test, and it’s not possible if the wether was castrated properly.

    I don’t know what you mean by objects.
     
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  3. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    You don't by any chance have an intact ram do you? It's extremely rare/I'm not even sure if it's really real, but "supposedly" it is possible for rams to breed does.
     
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  4. Green Mountain Farm

    Green Mountain Farm Active Member

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    Dec 31, 2019
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    Like what you would feel on a pregnant doe. It feels like a kid.
    I know, that’s why I’m confused.
     
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  5. Green Mountain Farm

    Green Mountain Farm Active Member

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    Dec 31, 2019
    Virginia
    The only intact animal I have on my property is a rooster. I know that’s not possible, lol. I doubt it’s true, but I heard deer can breed with goats. Apparently it’s rare too. I’m not sure if I believe that though...
     
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  6. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I heard it is possible in theory. Whether or not a deer buck WOULD or the doe WOULD let him, I have my doubts too, but who knows? They are good jumpers...
    When was the wether castrated?
     
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  7. Green Mountain Farm

    Green Mountain Farm Active Member

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    Dec 31, 2019
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    Over a year ago.
     
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  8. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Now we wanna know, was it the deer buck, the rooster or the wether... or is her name Mary?
    Yeah, maybe have a blood test done!
     
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  9. Green Mountain Farm

    Green Mountain Farm Active Member

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    Dec 31, 2019
    Virginia
    Haha, a choat or gichen?

    I'm not sure if I want to spend money on the blood test. I'll keep an eye on her for labor signs. IF it is a kid I am feeling, it would definitely be born by December when I plan to breed her. Or at least it would be obvious that she was pregnant.

    I'm hoping and praying she isn't because I am retiring her after this kidding and she has amazing milking lines and she is my only doe. If I just get bucklings I will be really sad because I wouldn't be able to continue her family lines. ):
     
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  10. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I hope you will get your doeling, sooner or later.

    I was just wondering when you said she wasn’t acting like herself, what does she do or not do?
    Is she eating and pooping normally?
     
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  12. Green Mountain Farm

    Green Mountain Farm Active Member

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    Dec 31, 2019
    Virginia
    She is eating and pooping fine. And her FAMACHA is great! She’s just not as active as she usually is. When I call her instead of running she just slowly makes her way over. She’s kinda waddling.
     
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  13. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Well-Known Member

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    I have been laughing while reading this thread! I am wondering though, what’s her name?
     
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  14. Green Mountain Farm

    Green Mountain Farm Active Member

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    Dec 31, 2019
    Virginia
    Haha! Her name is Ila, but I call her Ila May.
     
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  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Blood test or ultra sound, if you want to know for sure.

    Are you sharing a fence line with someone who has a buck?
    Fence breeding can happen.

    Watch for an udder 1 to 1 1/2 prior to kidding. If you think it will be Dec.

    If she isn't preggo, she may have a possible tumor.

    Are you checking on her right side?
     
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  16. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    That waddling sounds like my May. She looks pregnant, but is just overweight (unless I am totally wrong...). My May’s spine is not sticking out very much, that’s how I know. But she can run when she wants to.
    That’s May on the left.
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  17. Green Mountain Farm

    Green Mountain Farm Active Member

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    Dec 31, 2019
    Virginia
    Now that I think about it, I was mostly feeling on her left side. Though her stomach is tight. Not bloated but tight. It feels like it did when she was a few months pregnant last time.
    We live on a mountain in the middle of nowhere. The closest farmers to us all have cattle and a few horses and donkeys. No goats.
    I’m planning on breeding her in December, but I have no idea when she would kid if she is pregnant.
    I’m doubting that she is pregnant, but all the signs are really confusing me.
     
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  18. Green Mountain Farm

    Green Mountain Farm Active Member

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    Ila was underweight after kidding this past spring. I’ve just now gotten her to a healthy weight again. She’s run around and all for a long time until just recently. She is also getting up there in years, maybe it’s just starting to show. ):
     
  19. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I hope you figure it out!
     
  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    If you are feeling on the left side, it isn't babies you are feeling.
    They would be on the right side and in the front of the udder area, where you can feel them.

    She may have a full rumen,
    do they get feed 24/7?

    What and how much are you feeding her?