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I hope this is not what I think it is....Dottie kidded like a week ago...and today she has a very bloody pink gooey substance that she is discharging....could there still be another baby in there? Help!
 

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Yep...sounds normal to me, too. Like NTKM said, if it has a really bad smell then it might indicate infection. It also should never be bright red fresh blood, but pinkish or reddish goo is normal for quite a while after kidding.
 

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Phew! I was so worried...none of the other does are doing this though...but then again...none of the other does had twins.... :roll:

Sorry I freaked out....lol
 

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Don't worry!!! We all do it. And don't be surprised if some of the other does do show up with some.
I freaked the first time I saw the black tar poop from a new born. I had read about it. But never seen it!!! It was on my second kidding when I finally saw it.
 

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It all really depends upon the doe. I have some does that have heavy discharges after kidding, and I have others that hardly have discharges at all. Mine usually start discharging 1-2 weeks after delivering.
 

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I found I had this saved. But I have seen them have discharge for longer than that. I don't worry about it unless it stinks!!!!!


Normal things that happen after the birth:

The bottoms of the baby's hooves will "shed" their protective white coating right after birth.
The kid's first poop will be "black tar".
The kid will poop "soft yellow mustard poops" for at least a week after birth.
The kid may poop and pee right after birth, even before he has his first meal.
Sometimes it takes a couple days for the babies legs to straighten out completely and/or work properly (you may want to give them a Bo-Se shot or a small dab of Selenium/E gel).
There is usually one afterbirth per kid, but often there is only one per kidding. If you don't find the afterbirth, the mother probably ate it (gross, but not a problem)
The mother will "leak" blood and goo for about 2-3 weeks after kidding, this is normal.
 

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I have had them have a discharge as late as 2 weeks after kidding. Most happen to have a discharge at around 1 week. They have a heat about 5-7 days after kidding and I attribute the heat as one that cleans them out. I could be wrong on it but that is how I look at it.

Totally normal :D
 

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I don't mean to steel the thread but I'm worried because I have a doe that we aren't sure if she's bred and she has bright red discharge.She has had discharge for a while now but it just now turned red!!!!Please help me. :(
 

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Droopymole said:
I hope this is not what I think it is....Dottie kidded like a week ago...and today she has a very bloody pink gooey substance that she is discharging....could there still be another baby in there? Help!
I just wanted to tell you that IF she still had another baby in there, she would be dead by now. I had a doe that had twins. Ok, she had had them before. Well 20 hours alter she was about dead, and I was able to pull another baby form her. I was able by the grace of God, able to save them both.
I agree, you are fine. Just a worried mom. Better a worried one then one that really doesn't notice these things.
 

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you can't tell because you don't know how to find them? If you need help with this just ask and I can help you.

Well just keep an eye on her. I hope it isn't her aborting or having troubles.
 
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