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First time Momma

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by nstone630, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Jan 7, 2017
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Herd Master

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    Pics?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2017
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    Probably, most places do charge more of out of state submissions.

    You and @nstone630 can be on watch together!! ;)
     
  3. Jan 8, 2017
    nstone630

    nstone630 Loving the herd life

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    It's hard to tell in the pic. But she just looks skinny on her rump. Like the bones around her tail and such. I don't know how else to explain it. I'll try and get a better pic today
     

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    Goat Whisperer

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    It is hard to see in the pic. Do you feel her hips protruding? Next time you are able to touch her, run your hand down her back and feel her spine, ribs, and brisket. If you can feel them very easily she is to thin.
    She might have lost a bit of weight from being stalled. You are okay to increase her feed if she feels thin. :)

    Never go by the belly. I've seen goats that had 0 body fat but had a big belly so the owner thought it was fine. Your girl is obviously not to that extent and I think you are able to tell the difference :thumbsup
     
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    I have noticed that when the kids drop the does look thinner too.
     
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    nstone630

    nstone630 Loving the herd life

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    She seems to have dropped even further today. No other real change.

    She's eating all the hay she wants and also a couple cups of sweet feed a day.

    I pray she doesn't kid tonight. Supposed to be -2 degrees tonight :barnie

    She has no other changes, no disharge, not acting funny or anything else. Just fat.
     

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    Goat Whisperer

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    He udder is looking big for a first time boer doe :thumbsup

    She has gotta pop soon! :barnie
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2017
    nstone630

    nstone630 Loving the herd life

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    Well, we made it through the coldest night so far. She sure is stretching this mess out.

    I will say, it's getting near impossible for her to fit in and out of the igloo :lol: Like you should hear a "pop" when she gets through HAHA.
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Hahahaha that is priceless! Hoping she delivers soon when it warms up!
     
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    Southern by choice

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    Tell her you are going out of town, let her see you "load The car". Yep- she'll kid! :lol:
     
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