Originally Posted by Caprine Beings
Dana thats why those girls have a code of honor!
If she was in with the buck in September she would be due in Feb.
I have had some that develop the night before and most with a gradual increase in udder size until a day before and then WOW where'd all that come from. I think it really depends on the doe in question.
Don't be surprised either when she does weird things like loosens her ligiments and then they tighten, or she may have a discharge/may not, they are all different.
Isn't that the truth!
I'm waiting on one whose tailhead has been a smoosh for weeks, her udder has been growing for well over a month, I would swear she was mucousy a couple of weeks ago, her udder really swelled a few days ago, and now she's smooshy all the way to her hips.
She didn't lay down last night.
I'm swapping watches with the kids checking on her every half hour.
It is unseasonably cold here (minus TWENTY F it hit yesterday/night before last) so I don't blame her for not letting the babies out and I'm afraid to check any less often.
Of course she's a first timer.
Tinkerbell, my dd's Boer doe, sneaks her babies out too.
I was keeping an eye on her out the kitchen window- Turesday?- because SHE hadn't lain down the night before-
She STILL sneaked two doelings out- I heard the "Mah", looked out the window, and RAN out yelling for towels.
And here I thought I was being clever breeding to kid BEFORE the (usually) January cold snap.
So I have to go check on BoChiva again.
Mixed bunch of goats-
Kiko-Boer, Taffy, and a Boer doe, Tinkerbell, for meat babies and
a mixed breed dairy doe, Sammy, and her daughter Star.
Flora, Boer, and then a ridiculous number more not of breeding age.