When can I feel kids?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Paige, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Paige

    Paige Senior Member

    967
    Oct 14, 2010
    ohio
    When/how can I feel for baby goaties? I have 1 doe due feb. 26, next doe due feb. 27, one due the 5 of mach and another on the 7 of march. Then I have one that will be due in may. I know that they are getting bigger around, but where should I feel for kids? Thanks!
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The end of the third month is when I can feel kid flutters in my does.
    Get her against a wall or in the milk stand, one hand palm up in front of the udder, push gently in on her right side, you should feel movement with the hand thats under her belly.

    I have 1 due 2/10...1 on 2/15 and 1 on 2/23 and can feel kids in each of them.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    yep ...by the 3rd month.... :wink:
     
  4. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

    810
    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    how about a timeframe for listening through stethescope??? Would it be earlier or later than the 3 month "feeling" stage?

    Just wondering....
     
  5. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I've tried to hear heartbeats with a stethoscope, no luck...the rumen is way too noisy!
     
  6. Paige

    Paige Senior Member

    967
    Oct 14, 2010
    ohio
    Thanks! :thumbup:
     
  7. milk and honey

    milk and honey Senior Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    Everett, WA
    Just wanted to share.. I can feel kid(s) in my doe who is due somewhere around Feb 16 -27 th. Not sure cause she was with the buck for a few weeks... It's SO exciting!
    today instead of fluttering.. it was more like a couple of soft kicks.
    Cant Wait!
     
  8. fcnubian

    fcnubian New Member

    764
    Oct 22, 2007
    I was able to feel kids in Delilah the end of Nov/early Dec. And she's due this month.