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So Aspen gets first place, but who will have second? There is Sweet Pea move up fast, but Destiny is making progress, oh look wait Flicka is sneaking on by... who will it be?

Right now Sweet Pea is showing NO signs of kidding. But Destiny's ligaments are softer. I also checked Flicka's and hers seem soft too :shrug:

So we shall see.

Everybody just chillin' while it rains
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Flicka - she let me come up and put my arm around her --- babies soon???
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Destiny has that far away look in her eyes
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Destiny's TINY udder - it won't get much bigger before she kids LOL
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Flicka is a bigger goat and her udder is so big
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Sweet Pea stayed against the wall
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occastionally she will let me near her and pet her. So it isn't to abnormal and given that it is raining she has nowhere to go. But she actually seemed to want my attention. It is the look and the way she carries herself that makes me think she is going to go soon.

I wonder if Sweet Pea was bred again later??? well we shall see if she progresses soon. She is only on day 147 so she has time.
 

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I think Flicka is next by her udder. No telling though, they love to surprise us!!!
 

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I wouldn't expect her to kid soon - although like I have said many times before THEY LOVE TO SURPRISE US!!! Alls I know is you are gonna be swimming in beautiful little babies soon!
 

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Stacey, We may be decieved by Flicka's udder...it will definately get ALOT bigger when she's ready, but Sw' P being "sucked in"....my girls look that way when they are having contractions...she may be in early labor...what day is this for her? And being a FF...She will probably be going "early" in her due dates.
 

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What are all of their due dates? The ones that you know. I know you said one was a surprise since you weren't positive when the buck bred her.

I've had numerous surprises this year from FF so don't be surprised if Sweet Pea does spring a surprise on you.
 

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I saw Sweet Pea bred the same day Aspen was - minutes apart. So Sweet pea is on day 147 today.

Flicka is my "surprise" one since I was at training for my new job for an entire week and wasn't home but maybe once or twice as I stayed at my sisters since it was closer to the place where the training was. So I know it is within that week. She could be as early as day 145-146 or as late as 140

Misty is 140

Destiny is 143 (kidded last year on 151)

Mia -- she probably will wait till her may 24th due date otherwise she would be on 143 with Destiny

I am running out there again just to check on the kids for the night and check on any does for ligament changes.
 

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Nah I am sleeping very well. Sweet Pea's udder is the same and her ligaments are still very strong. oh and she is puffy again :shrug:

Destiny is the one I am watching. her ligaments feel slightly softer and she is acting different/slow

Flicka's ligaments are firmly there so are Misty's
 

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Sounds like more babies coming soon!!! I think Sweet Pea will be the type to all of the sudden have no ligaments, probably no warning before hand.
 

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oh thanks Ashely :shades:

I had someone come over for me to cut their hair and she said "boy you look tired" and it was only 8:00pm :scratch:

You all jsut want me to look all haggard don't you, loosing sleep and all :ZZZ: :help:
 

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Well I'm not saying it would be tonight, but I think she'll look normal at one checking and the next she'll be either almost completely gone or gone. I do think you'll have at least that warning. If you check more often than twice a day then you might see a change more gradual than a twice a day check.

Since my fat heiffer isn't doing anything, I'm going to bed. Ttfn Hope you get some healthy deliveries in the daytime so you can get your beauty sleep. :ZZZ:
 

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well no one is going ot have kids today at least. All ligaments are firm and everyone is acting normal.

The kids are hopping and running around so everyone is curious about them. Maybe it will give them a good push to get going and have their own!

Eventhough she isn't big enough in my oppion I really want Destiny to have twins so I can do an experiement with pulling one adn leaving the other so I can see if both kids get the sores.

I am leanign toward it being caprine herpies or somethign like that :(

If Misty has a boy I will be pulling him as the lady who purchased her only wants a doe kid from her.

I am terrible though, I can't think of upsetting the does by pulling the kids so I want them to have at least two so they can have one.

I know I know I need to stop humanizing them BUT I do know they miss the kids and I cant bear to hear them calling for them. :(
 

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Aww, Stacey, it's not wrong to "humanize" your goaties! If you didn't then you'd be a heartless and cold breeder....not a "goat lover"! Having her cry for a couple days just means that she is a good momma and WANTS to care for her baby, a few days is better than 2 weeks straight while "weaning" kids! I'm sure she'll be fine and I do hope she has a girl or 2!!
 

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this is what I would like in kids -

1 more unregistered boy
1 more unregistered girl

1 boy at least from Sweet Pea

a girl from Misty

Twins - either - from Destiny


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You know, I too am very hesitant to "pull" my kids away from their dams. But, I have 3 does that I dearly want to show...and since kids don't nurse very "neatly" if I don't pull the kid and milk the doe...she'll have a lopsided udder...not super for "showing". What to do, what to do? I guess if I can't do this I'll never be a "serious" breeder. Boo Hoo!
 

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False alarm

So I get home from work around 8:40pm and I open my truck door and I hear something.....that sounds like Sweet Pea, listen again, ok that sounds like distress. Off I run with all my stuff into the house drop it and run outside.

UGH she just wanted food! :hair:

Honestly she sounded much different then she normally does - obviously or I wouldnt' have run out there in my good clothes! But her ligaments are still intact and her udder is the same and her appetite is still functioning. :shrug:

Check everyone else -- same

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