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My goat !!How do I know if she is pregnant or not?
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rose finn    Posted 01-01-2004 at 09:51:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hello, ia ma just enquiring. I am a first time goat owner, I bought a female about 18 months old. the old owner had many goats but she was hte only one that was tame. Th owner said that she was pregnant. I have had her now for two months , she is wonderful I love her dearly. the problem is , some days she is quite fat and some days she not. If she is pregnant she id due about the 6th of february. should she be showing or some kind of kicking as there r no signs to me that she is pregnant. It would be much appreciated if some would reply me with some information.

Thank You
Rose Finn
Tiger07@optusnet.com


calvin baker    Posted 02-04-2006 at 17:09:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi i have a pygmy goat and we have a male w/ her and she looks pregnant but i don know if she is or not (and she has been getting a lot fatter


Thank u (please reply )


Greg F.    Posted 01-02-2004 at 14:59:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
If she is a month away she may not look pregnant. What you may be seeing from one day to the next is the rumen in the first gut. Some days they look bigger than others even when they are not pregnant.
Watch for the udder starting to fill and also the cartilage at the tailbone starting to soften and rise slightly. When the cartilage starts to soften they are getting close. This softens up to make room for the kid to pass. The udder may not fill until the day of delivery or just a few before.


Dieselrider    Posted 01-01-2004 at 14:53:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
If she is due in Feb she may not be too big yet. We had 22 goats here once. The last month is when the kid will do most of its growing, so be patient. Also, if she is a Nigerian Dwarf by chance, they come into heat every three weeks or so all year long if they're not pregnant. Good luck.


Cindi    Posted 01-01-2004 at 09:57:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two months is a long time if she was already pregnant. She should be showing some signs. What kind of goat is it? If it's a dwarf or a pygmy they almost always have a big belly. If it's a larger goat and only one kid the kid can be curled up some days and stretched out others, but she should still look pregnant. The best way to tell,is to watch her bag. Is it filling up? When it is really full and you can get a drop or two of milk out of it she will be going any minute. It it's not at least partially full by now, then she probably isn't pregnant.


Tori Fowler    Posted 04-07-2008 at 18:24:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i'm 14 & i just got a pygmy goat a year & a half ago but 4 & a half months ago i got her bred but she showed no signs of pregnacy & 1 month ago i got her bred again but the only problem is she is showing symtoms of milk & her udders are getting bigger how do i tell if she is going to have her baby in a month or four months will you please help me.....


gene johnson    Posted 02-01-2007 at 12:50:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i would like to no what will happen when giving birth


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