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I asked here before if I could see growth to a pregnant does belly by 2 1/2 months and I was told by someone that most of the time you cannot even tell they are pregnant by looking at the belly even when they are in labor. I have two does bred at the same time back around August 25th. Both of them have the same degree of growth to their bellies as if its mirror images. (left side is twice size of right) I have other does and no one else looks like this. These two does came in together but they were both narrow when I got them. No one else was bred at that time either except these two.

Is there something wrong with them or would it be pregnancy related? The one with the biggest belly is a 5-6 year old Nubian who has kidded at least 4 times with twins and triplets. I am not sur on the other. What other reasons are there for big bellies? Are they overeating hay?
 

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fetus goats are very small the first three months of the pregnancy, they do 90% of their growth in the last two months of gestation. That is why you can not tell by looking if a goat is pregnant at 2 1/2 months.

Pregnancy bulges are symetrical, the same size on both sides of the barrell. If you have one side twice as big as the other, you are looking at the stomachs bulging. This is normal. I don't think goats can overeat on hay, they are made to eat hay, the more the better, dairy wise.
 

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I do not believe that. I have some does that i can tell they are pregnant in a month and others, I am not sure until the deliver. They are ALL totally different just like humans.
 

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Some of my girls, I can tell by 2.5 months that they are pregnant. It's showing. A couple others, never sure until the big day - LOL! Every one is different.

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Could I somehow feel around for kids at this point?
 

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[/Could I somehow feel around for kids at this point? QUOTE]

I don't think you would feel much just yet. It's usually the last six weeks that you can feel kids moving around - little elbows poking out! :D

Speaking of big bellies, I just bought a couple of mature Boer does. They should be bred, but fairly recently. One doe looks like she's carrying a pair of beach balls! The other not so much, but she's still a big girl. I call them "the Two Fat Ladies". :banana02:
 
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