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Hey guys/gals....I wanted to know what the symptoms of abortion in goats is? I have a ff and so far she is acting fine. She eats and drinks. I just haven't been able to see her babies kick and move....Is that a sign she has aborted, or am I just in my head?
 

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That is not a sign. Many times you never see them kick. My doe had triplets and I never saw movement once. You just need to be patient.
Ok, thank you! I know, patience is a virtue. I just never thought of abortion when I was younger and was breeding them for my 4-H projects.
 

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I agree, seeing them kick isn't a sign. Is your doe friendly? If so, I've had really good luck waiting until about 10 minutes or so after feeding time, then putting my hand on the bottom of their belly right in front of the udder and waiting. If kids are there, and far enough along then you'll probably feel movement. Not always, but it's worth a try if the doe isn't touchy or doesn't get stressed out.

Otherwise if you really need to know and she isn't showing signs, I would blood test her.
 

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I agree, seeing them kick isn't a sign. Is your doe friendly? If so, I've had really good luck waiting until about 10 minutes or so after feeding time, then putting my hand on the bottom of their belly right in front of the udder and waiting. If kids are there, and far enough along then you'll probably feel movement. Not always, but it's worth a try if the doe isn't touchy or doesn't get stressed out.

Otherwise if you really need to know and she isn't showing signs, I would blood test her.
I went out yesterday and felt for kicking, and had luck. I felt a good bit of kicking, and her ligaments are super soft. I am kinda hoping for twins, but If I get triplets I will be more than happy ^_^.
 
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