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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Thank you. She's a Nigerian dwarf. The rest of her is very bony. I can see & feel her whole spine & she's very sunken in near her hips. I can try to get better pictures. Thank you very much
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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Thank you. She's a Nigerian dwarf. The rest of her is very bony. I can see & feel her whole spine & she's very sunken in near her hips. I can try to get better pictures. Thank you very much
Try to get side, rear, front, and above. I'm not sure it will be 100% but it's hard to tell with what we've got.
 

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If she's truly close to kidding - and I'm talking within a few hours - you'd almost be able to touch your fingers together under her tailbone. Also, if she is very close to kidding the udder is 'usually' very full, tight and even shiny. However, if this possible kidding will be her first - the udder isn't quite as reliable a method to determine impending birth.
 

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If she's been with a buck, she's probably pregnant! You say she's bony. That's a concern for developing a fetus and producing milk. I know it's not your doing as she had been elsewhere. Introduce good feed. 24/7 good hay. Slowly increase feed over a couple weeks, deworm her, and hope for the best.

Body condition will affect the usual signs that were mentioned...all good advice and what I watch for also....it's gonna be a wait and see now. Given her health, I'd hope she isn't pregnant as it would be better for you both to get her back into good condition. But if she is, feed and deworm will help. Good vit/ min, loose and free choice, would be important now. :hugs
 

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If she's been with a buck, she's probably pregnant! You say she's bony. That's a concern for developing a fetus and producing milk. I know it's not your doing as she had been elsewhere. Introduce good feed. 24/7 good hay. Slowly increase feed over a couple weeks, deworm her, and hope for the best.

Body condition will affect the usual signs that were mentioned...all good advice and what I watch for also....it's gonna be a wait and see now. Given her health, I'd hope she isn't pregnant as it would be better for you both to get her back into good condition. But if she is, feed and deworm will help. Good vit/ min, loose and free choice, would be important now. :hugs
Thank you very much
 

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Please keep us informed on your girl. We are all hoping for a good outcome. Pictures are always w

Please keep us informed on your girl. We are all hoping for a good outcome. Pictures are always welcomed!
Thank you. Everyone on here has been so nice. I have a cheap phone & my pics aren't very good but I'll keep trying
 

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I'm trying to add pictures but it's not working. She's never had milk before in her life. She was with a buck but nobody will tell me when
 

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I'm trying to add pictures but it's not working. She's never had milk before in her life. She was with a buck but nobody will tell me when
 

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