Pregnant? More pictures lower down in post!

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by lupinfarm, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member

    Cissy had a kid in January 2009, and the Baby was in the field until about April 1st. There is a slight possibility that she was bred after the baby was weaned, what do you guys think of the udder situation? Is it possible she has just not dryed up yet, or is it possible she is pregnant? FYI, we have only owned her and Hermione for about a week lol.

    IMO, the udders have gotten a bit bigger since arriving here, she doesn't seem in pain or uncomfortable as one would expect with a doe that would need milking.

    Pictures! I had to have my mum distract them ;) with some carrot slices so I could get a photo.
     

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  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: A few pictures of some udders :)

    I would think if she weaned her kid in April that it would be dried by now. Is her udder real tight? If it has filled since you've had her she may be pregnant. Can you push into her belly and under her belly right in front of her udder and see if you feel anything? It's kind of hard to tell from the pics just what her udder looks like...she's fuzzy down there too which isn't helping! :wink:
     

  3. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member

    Re: A few pictures of some udders :)


    Thanks, I will check her belly (and udder if I can!) tomorrow. I'm convinced she has gotten bigger in the udder a bit, I remember her teats were a little hair when we got her, and I'm sure that they are less hair and the udder looks a bit bigger.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: A few pictures of some udders :)

    If the baby was removed from her in April - then that is an udder of a doe pregnant
     
  5. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: A few pictures of some udders :)

    mmmhhhmmm....I am thinking she's pregnant as well.
     
  6. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member

    Re: A few pictures of some udders :)

    Ohhh! That would be so exciting if she were pregnant! ... Do you guys have any idea as to how far along she might be if she were to be pregnant? Should I be feeding her anything special, her and Hermione currently share a cup of Rolling Acres Goat Ration once a day (I'm going to be upping it, but I'm still unsure as to how far I should increase it). They are also on Grass Hay with a bit of clover in it, really good quality horse hay. We have a field of Alfalfa, which I was thinking of cutting down with the lawn mower until it dies back and drying for them.
     
  7. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member

    Re: A few pictures of some udders :)

    Oh yeah, and I can't get Purina Goat Chow here, but my Purina dealer has ordered be a bag of a dairy goat feed called Goat Maximizer to try out, which is a complete pelleted feed.
     
  8. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member

    Re: A few pictures of some udders :)

    I'll try to get some photos of her back end
     
  9. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member

    Re: A few pictures of some udders :)

    Okay! I tried reaalll hard to get a photo of Cissy's rear end. My camera got a little foggy, weather was weird, so I enhanced the photos to make it clearer.

    She is a tough cookie! I had to get someone to feed her carrot slices so she would stand still ;)
     

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  10. lupinfarm

    lupinfarm New Member

    Ugh, those photos are awful! ... I'll try to get better ones tomorrow or later today. She doesn't hold her tail up all the time like Hermione does so its been awful trying to get photos.
     
  11. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Going by her udder I would say yes, and since it is filling she could have anywhere from a month to 2 weeks to go. The grain they are getting now is fine, you mentioned getting an all pellet feed, some goats are picky about not having the oats and corn in with the pellets...at least mine are :wink:

    Giving her 2 TUMS a day will help with her calcium intake....I get the store brand fruit flavored ones for my girls. Also, you may want to give them a cup of grain each, fed in sseparate dishes so that they both get what they need. Loose goat minerals would be a wise thing for them too...a block if you can't get the loose stuff will work too, as long as they can get to it freechoice.