question about goat hohos

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by tat2edlady, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady New Member

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    Jan 18, 2009
    Lexington, NC
    I have 3 ff that are due in the next couple of days/week time my question is I can look inside to of them as their valva(sp) is really wide open and I am kinda getting worried about this.Is this normal they really are on the short end of the prego time.

    Mindy
     
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Usually you dont have to check if theyre dilated. you will see the signs of impending kidding fairly easy, but not all goats are the same...restless, sometimes discharge, stretching, yawning, pawing, nesting, ligs will loosen, their legs go posty, eyes bloodshot.

    Most goats can deliver by themselves, I've only ever seen 1/2 of my does kid...I didnt even need to help they came so easily. but I would try to be there just in case.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    That does happen.... there bodies are preparing for there birthing process as they approach closer to the due date.........It is good.... that they are stretching at this point... you shouldn't have to help with dilation.... Alot of FF'ers do not diolate properly and have to be helped...... :wink: :hug:
     
  4. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady New Member

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    Jan 18, 2009
    Lexington, NC
    Ok I just wanted to know if they where ok and not in trouble as they are not giving me any of the other signs as to impending kidding and I am going crazy and just want to make sure they are doing ok.

    Mindy
     
  5. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    from what I am getting from the post without a picture - it sounds like the vulva is swelling - which is totally normal!! Here are some pics of one of my girls -

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  6. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady New Member

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    Jan 18, 2009
    Lexington, NC
    Kelebek the second pick is what my girls are doing.

    Mindy
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    then....Mindy.. :greengrin: ..your beautiful girls are just fine.. :thumbup: ..that is normal.....as they are getting close... to there kidding dates.... :hug:


    Nice poochy pics ...Allison :D
     
  8. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady New Member

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    Jan 18, 2009
    Lexington, NC
    Thanks for the info one of the girls is in labor right now
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    your welcome....I responded to your other post.... :hug:
     
  10. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    :leap: Kids soon! How's it going?
     
  11. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Mindy, You will be having babies soon.

    I swear I have some girls open so much that they will cough and shoot a baby out across the barn.
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    LOL...yep... I've had some like that to.... :wink: :ROFL:
     
  13. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    I have some that I swear the vulva is going to fall off them as they walk, it gets so loose and floppy lol