HELP I'm wanting to know if my goat is pregnant. She has milk and has been having lots of discharge. Can anyone tell when she might be due?

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She has milk and lots of discharge. Is she pregnant and when does it look like she's due? She's very sucked in by her hips. Some more pictures. I'm not doing well with that
 

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I'm sorry - I can't tell anything by the pictures. Maybe this will help. I've been raising goats for a very long time and this works for me. There is a bit of a learning curve and the more you feel the better you get. Good luck with her!

 

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I'm sorry - I can't tell anything by the pictures. Maybe this will help. I've been raising goats for a very long time and this works for me. There is a bit of a learning curve and the more you feel the better you get. Good luck with her!

Thank you. I'll check it out. I have more pictures if I knew what would help you tell? Thank you
 

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How long has it been since she was last in with a billy? That's a start....
I'm sorry. I should have said that she was stolen almost a year ago. I just got her back. I was told she was with a male the whole time. I'm not positive but that's what I heard
 

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'Okay, I get that you are working on a whole different level now. I would say just by the one picture that she is pregnant. I am not a goat person, we have cattle and sheep. But some of the basics are the same. If she has some milk, first off, don't milk her because that is most likely colostrum for the new baby(ies). Someone else that has goats on here can better tell you about the ligaments and all. I am sorry that you had her taken and glad that you got her back. Best guess if she is showing milk, she is close to kidding.
@rachels.haven @Mini Horses have goats....
 

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'Okay, I get that you are working on a whole different level now. I would say just by the one picture that she is pregnant. I am not a goat person, we have cattle and sheep. But some of the basics are the same. If she has some milk, first off, don't milk her because that is most likely colostrum for the new baby(ies). Someone else that has goats on here can better tell you about the ligaments and all. I am sorry that you had her taken and glad that you got her back. Best guess if she is showing milk, she is close to kidding.
@rachels.haven @Mini Horses have goats....
'Okay, I get that you are working on a whole different level now. I would say just by the one picture that she is pregnant. I am not a goat person, we have cattle and sheep. But some of the basics are the same. If she has some milk, first off, don't milk her because that is most likely colostrum for the new baby(ies). Someone else that has goats on here can better tell you about the ligaments and all. I am sorry that you had her taken and glad that you got her back. Best guess if she is showing milk, she is close to kidding.
@rachels.haven @Mini Horses have goats....
Thank you very much!
 

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I'm sorry - I can't tell anything by the pictures. Maybe this will help. I've been raising goats for a very long time and this works for me. There is a bit of a learning curve and the more you feel the better you get. Good luck with her!

Unless I'm doing something completely wrong I can't feel anything near her tail. I can't feel ligaments. I've never tried before so I might be missing it
 

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Based off tail condition she looks kind of chubby so I'm not surprised you can't find ligaments.

If she is a dwarf or aseasonal breeder and was with a buck for 21 days or more, unless something was wrong with either of them she is probably pregnant...unless he just missed or something. I can't tell anything with those pics. I'm sorry, they are too fuzzy and blurry.

That being said, I'm not sure about that discharge color so I'm not sure she's in labor. Usually pre birth discharge is clear or tinged, but it could just be photos.

If in doubt, pull blood and send it into a place like Ubrl for a preg test.

Finding her ligaments will help you know when she's approaching or in labor giving you warning. I hope you find them eventually but with over conditioned does it's hard.
 
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