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Nigerian Dwarf Doeling producing milk - pregnant?

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

  1. Feb 7, 2019
    Humblebeginningshomestead

    Humblebeginningshomestead Exploring the pasture

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    For all following : nothing. Ligaments continue to come and go. Her udder is full but not tight and shiny as I’ve heard they sometimes get. I have a mini Nubian doe that is due in two weeks with a very small udder, and then we have Gouda who seems to be full of milk but just will not drop those babies! Lord only knows when she was bred. She was at least 30 days pregnant the second week in November when her blood was drawn. It’s anyones guess. The saga continues!
     
  2. Feb 11, 2019
    Humblebeginningshomestead

    Humblebeginningshomestead Exploring the pasture

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    Today Gouda went into labor and started pushing at 8pm. By 9pm she had passed two fluid bubbles but there was no progression and no kid could be seen. I wasn’t home and my husband called the vet to come out. One buckling was born alive, and the other kid is stuck and can’t be maneuvered. C section has been suggested by the vet. I’m so discouraged that this was our first experience with kidding, but I’m grateful that our current baby is nursing and mom is taking care of him.
     
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    SonRise Acres

    SonRise Acres Loving the herd life

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    How did it go?
     
  4. Feb 11, 2019
    Humblebeginningshomestead

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    Oxytocin was given in hopes that she may kid on her own overnight. This wasn’t the case. C section this morning. I hate it but this isn’t her fault that someone else was careless
     
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    SonRise Acres

    SonRise Acres Loving the herd life

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    2018 was our hard year. We bought a herd from a friend knowing her does were all pregnant the very first time they were able to get pregnant. I went to visit her and looked at the pasture and noticed it immediately. I was in shock because I knew the ages of those baby does. And they were Pygmy. So even smaller girls.

    I get it. It was a hard few weeks when they delivered. One ended up with a prolapsed uterus and a c-section, the rest delivered traditionally. All Moms survived. I cannot say the same for the babies. Some did and some didn’t. Most of the deliveries were very hard and touch and go. (One girl had hers and cleaned them up when I ran in to get lunch for me and my kids. We came back out and noticed something amiss in the pasture and it was 2 babies nursing - lol) That’s what irresponsible breeding brings (hardship, sickness, and death). We bought the herd knowing they had somewhat of a chance with us and none with their current (at the time) owner. So I get it.
     
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  6. Feb 11, 2019
    Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Loving the herd life

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    How momma doing?