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Nigerian Dwarf Doeling producing milk - pregnant?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by Humblebeginningshomestead, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Dec 22, 2018
    Humblebeginningshomestead

    Humblebeginningshomestead Exploring the pasture

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    Our kit is ready, and Gouda continues to expand. I haven’t seen any drastic udder development but I’m definitely on kid watch. This morning I was able to feel slight movement on her right side and in front of her Udder. So I imagine we are in our last few weeks. Her backside continues to swell. Fingers crossed for delivery on a day that’s not bitter cold here!
     
  2. Jan 1, 2019
    Humblebeginningshomestead

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    For all following: I have a kidding pen made for Gouda. The pen is In our garage that is attached to the house, so she will be much closer by than if left down with our others. The question is - when do I move her? I can easily feel kids moving within her for the past week. She turned 7 months old on the 21st of December. I don’t want to stress her by removing her from the herd too early but I want to make sure I’m there for her and not assisting a birth in the dead cold down across the property. Thoughts?
     
  3. Jan 1, 2019
    Goat Whisperer

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    Does she have any friends you could bring up with her? We usually bring ours up when they start to look like they are nearing kidding, but of course we know when our girls are due. We do tend to bring our young does up earlier, because we've had them kid early.

    You could try to bring her up now and see how she adjusts.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2019
    Humblebeginningshomestead

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    Hi all, I brought Gouda and another doe up on the 1st to the kidding pen. Her udder is filling and I’ve been watching her like a hawk. This morning I noticed I can’t feel baby movement the way I have previous days. She has started with clear “drippy” mucus discharge. Not a lot, just notable to me because I’m always checking her out. I’ve noticed a change in her tail posture, looking more “hook like”. Today is my birthday and I was hoping for birthday babies, but I feel we will be waiting forever!
     
  5. Jan 16, 2019
    Wehner Homestead

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    Happy Birthday!

    :pop
     
  6. Jan 16, 2019
    Humblebeginningshomestead

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    No babies yet! December 22nd is when I started feeling movement and this weekend we are expecting substantial snow. Hoping for Snow babies!
     
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  7. Jan 19, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    Any babies?
     
  8. Jan 19, 2019
    Humblebeginningshomestead

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    No babies. Hoping soon!
     
  9. Jan 23, 2019
    Humblebeginningshomestead

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    Today Gouda is losing her mucus plug, we have lessened kid movement, and her ligaments are softening.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

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    So exciting!! My Nubian is trying to drive me crazy she about go just waiting for the popping I can wait to see pictures of the your kids!!