Posted by Nat on April 22, 2001 at 18:33:18:
In Reply to: Re: Kidding/Labor ? posted by Ken on April 21, 2001 at 18:47:22:
I've noticed that in my few years of experience with waiting for does to "pop" a few indicators on how close they are usually begins with the loose tail head, sloppy rear, and then slimming of the doe. The majority of my animals were quite restless close to delivery, and off feed, or else ate like they were starved.
Do you have any idea on how many days she is? This year so far mine have gone a little on the long side - one 149 days and another 151. I was worried about one of my does because she was huge, and bagged up well in advnace. I was almost certain that she was going to go 2 weeks early.. haha.. suprise for me - when I almost gave up checking one night, I came in to find little ones.
Keep an eye on your girl. Many times they have a few false labors (must be practice to see how the humans react :-) When you least expect it, have bad weather (a front comming in, or a full moon) or a huge work load that day, she will pop!
Hope I shed a little light, I'm not an expert like alot of people here, but between all the different animals I've dealt with, I always have a few ideas to toss around :-)
-Nat's Little Bit Farm
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