You can actually run your hands along their sides to feel the kids, but when you have multiples, things are a bit crowded so it's difficult to get an actual count.
I have "bumped" goats after they've delivered, to see if there was another kid inside. I wouldn't bump a goat earlier in the pregnancy, out of caution for maintaining the pregnancy. I've seen a goat get broadsided by another goat, and then slip the pregnancy.
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