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AlexInLincs

  • Joined Apr 2010
Are my goats in kid?
« on: December 09, 2010, 02:33:37 pm »
Hi

Is there a way to tell if my unproved billy has managed to get my two females in kid?  This is all new to me so please excuse the ignorance!

Thanks
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hairyhetty

  • Guest
Re: Are my goats in kid?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 07:26:10 pm »
i dont know but would you not wait to see if they come back into season again? or ask vet to scan them?

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Are my goats in kid?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 02:08:01 pm »
Observe them closely for the next three weeks - if no shouting, sticky,wet backend and wagging their tails (esp if billy is still  on the holding), then you should assume they are in kid. You could get them scanned, but not all vets/scanners will be able to do this. Also not sure how reliable it is with goats, esp with inexperienced scanners.

You would probably also have to take them either to the vets (if he has a set-up for scanning) = expensive or go round when the local scanner is doing your nearest farmer. the timing could all be wrong and you could introduce disease. IMHO not worth the trouble.

jinglejoys

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Are my goats in kid?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 08:19:21 pm »
Just wait till they drop out....works for me ;D

This was a bit of a surprise as she had already kidded 5mnths earlier ???

maybelle

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • worcestershire
Re: Are my goats in kid?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 08:53:19 pm »
What a lovely photo, how cute  :)

 

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