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Question for the goat experts UPDATE!!! #6530072
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Do you think my 1 year old goat is pregnant based on her udder? I didnít pay attention to it before now, so canít compare it to anything. But it looks like she might be starting to fill with milk?

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Re: Question for the goat experts [Re: Jurassic Park] #6530074
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if she was with a billy shes bred


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Originally Posted by Hydropillar
if she was with a billy shes bred

This here. Never had one that didnít take for the 10 or so years we bred and raised them

I still remember the very first one. Only one hoof was coming out and I had to reach in and get the other hoof. That was my introduction to raising goats


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If they have plenty of food, give them something interesting to smell
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Looks like shes freshening to me

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Ok cool! She is with a buck right now and has been since December 24th plus another doe. Iíve never seen them breed or even see the buck excited and trying to breed. They all just seem like friends.


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Re: Question for the goat experts [Re: Jurassic Park] #6530171
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I love goats as long as they stay inside their fence.

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Originally Posted by run
I love goats as long as they stay inside their fence.


Go that is the trick isent it, escape artists everyone of them, the only thing I didnít like about having goats around is that every time they managed to get out they all seemed to want to go for a ride because they would end up on top of my car





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Re: Question for the goat experts [Re: Jurassic Park] #6530191
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Keeping them in is a trick.then they find the dangdest ways to commit suicide

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her bag wont drop till a week or two before she kids. Seeing as they carry for 5 mths she isnt old enough to kid yet. If she is with a breeding age bill then she should be pregnant soon enough. My goats are pretty private about breeding. Ive never seen them in the act, but my bill carries on and acts insane when there is a nanny that is ready.


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Originally Posted by The Possum Man
her bag wont drop till a week or two before she kids. Seeing as they carry for 5 mths she isnt old enough to kid yet. If she is with a breeding age bill then she should be pregnant soon enough. My goats are pretty private about breeding. Ive never seen them in the act, but my bill carries on and acts insane when there is a nanny that is ready.


Thought goats can get pregnant at 5 months old? My goat is 14 months old right now.


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She may be prego or it might be a false preg due to her age, is she starting to swell or discharge around her vulva?

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i had 400 nannies for a grazing contract we had at a air force base eating spurge... when a billy breeds its just one fast ram jump on back throw his head and its over probably less than 30 seconds.. i had 8 billys to cover the 400 head ... it wasnt enough they literally did it till death... down to skin and bones... not all of them but i think i lost 3 out if the 8


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if a fence dont hold water it wont hold goats


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Originally Posted by nvwrangler
She may be prego or it might be a false preg due to her age, is she starting to swell or discharge around her vulva?


I didnít see anything like that yesterday when I looked at her. Iíll keep an eye on it.


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Not all goats want out. I raised fainting goats for 10 years. The only ones that went outside the fence were kids and they weren't going anywhere. Like possum man said the bag usually drops about a week before. She's probably pregnant and at her age won't show much bag. Never had a billy that didn't cover himself in brown stain or do lip curling all the time when does were in heat. You know like when you guys were teenagers.

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Goatman, with a name like that I figure you know your stuff when it comes to goats.
Can I leave her with the other doe and billy while sheís in labor or should I move her into her own stall to have her kids? If I need to move her, how long till I can put her and the kids with the other goats?


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Ive had young or aggressive billies mistake the birthing smells for in heat smells and cause enough drama to make inexpierenced nannys leave their kids .being her first time id prefer to seperate her .she wont know to nock the crap out of the billy if he gets to close

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Those things look used already!?

Can't tell by the way milkers look until about two weeks from delivery. They will swell up like crazy then. Other than that I've been told you can't really be sure until you walk out to barn one morning and have a bunch of new heads peeking out the door at ya.

We can kinda tell with ours when that indentation between ribs and pelvic area fills up. Then it's anybody's guess until milkers swell up.

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Originally Posted by Bigfoot
Ive had young or aggressive billies mistake the birthing smells for in heat smells and cause enough drama to make inexpierenced nannys leave their kids .being her first time id prefer to seperate her .she wont know to nock the crap out of the billy if he gets to close


Good to know! Iíll make her a pen and put her in there in a few days. Hopefully she doesnít have them before I build it.

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Those things look used already!?

Can't tell by the way milkers look until about two weeks from delivery. They will swell up like crazy then. Other than that I've been told you can't really be sure until you walk out to barn one morning and have a bunch of new heads peeking out the door at ya.

We can kinda tell with ours when that indentation between ribs and pelvic area fills up. Then it's anybody's guess until milkers swell up.


Will her bag fill up a little more each day or will it be a little bit one day then a lot a week later, then bam! Babies! ?


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