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    Coffee's Ready, Come and Sit on the Porch

    Apparently the weather thought they did need rinsed!
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    No question is a dumb question

    I have a goose and goat who get along like friends. Then I’ve had a billy who went after and attacked a mini horse. This billy also bit the electric fence, got mad at it for hurting him, and then bit harder. So I’m not sure if he’s the best example.
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    Goat watch, not pregnant but acting she’s laboring

    But hey, isn’t it in the goat handbook to have their kids at the worst, most dangerous, inconvenient time? There’s a rule about it somewhere. Alongside getting trapped where they never have before...when you’re not home. I think it’s just in their code of ethics.
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    No question is a dumb question

    A nearby town, 15-20 minutes from me, is literally a fishing port. Small, but still. Why have I never thought of this?! Thanks.
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    Goat watch, not pregnant but acting she’s laboring

    Hey, if there is a baby I might name it floozy. :lol: Honestly, I’m just a bit bewildered. Guess I’ll just hang along for the ride. She’s been pretty friendly today, almost clingy...then stand offish. Who knows. If she keeps lactating without a baby is there a way to test the milk, see if it’s...
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    Goat watch, not pregnant but acting she’s laboring

    No baby, no fluid sac, no blood; on her or on the ground. That I saw at least. She was just laying on the porch, very sanguine. Still had the lump, but it’s on the left side close to her ribs. I’m thinking it’s just an organ/her stomach. There was more white discharge too. But not a lot.
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    Goat watch, not pregnant but acting she’s laboring

    Cancer, small brain tumor. I’ve had one goat start 3 times, one simple precocious udder, one times with a snake bite, and one time with a spider bite. But she never acted like she was in labor before hand.
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    Goat watch, not pregnant but acting she’s laboring

    Aaannd we have milk
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    Goat watch, not pregnant but acting she’s laboring

    No softening of the hips at all and she was chewing cud. I wasn’t going to push it and check her udder. Left side of the belly has a lump, but mostly just soft and squishy.
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    Goat watch, not pregnant but acting she’s laboring

    She’s been up and walking and eating like usual, and then her belly started rippling downward. Guess I’ll offer a calcium drench and see if she’ll let me feel her hips?
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    Goat watch, not pregnant but acting she’s laboring

    Not sure about the neighbor. I don’t really talk to that neighbor, but they’re within walking distance that’s why I’d even question it. I haven’t heard their goats in a few years though and I’ve never seen any of them around my yard; there’s some woods and a small field between us. It would be...
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    Goat watch, not pregnant but acting she’s laboring

    Well y’all I hope everyone is having a good Sunday. Today I went out and my goat, 8 years old, had some white stuff coming out of her bits and was a little swollen. Figured she’s in heat. Then my mom noticed she’s pretty bagged up. I’ve noticed her udder was a little bit lately, but nothing...
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    Messybun’s journal

    Hello there. It’s nice to catch up a little bit. I gave the goose antibiotics and dewormer and everything I could throw at him for days. One morning he was literally drooling and couldn’t stand. Then, that evening, he just decided he didn’t want to be sick anymore and got up. Finally finished...
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    Messybun’s journal

    It happens, he was fine in the afternoon and by the early morning he was coughing up blood and passed. At least he didn’t suffer long. I’m so glad about the rest!!!
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