She did not come for feeding. We went into her stall and she was just lying there with a faraway look in her eyes. Later she got up and would wander around, urinate, and go back to lie down. This was the pattern all day and all night. She was very restless. We checked her ligaments and they were all but disappeared but she had no milk and was showing no sign of mucus leaking from "that" area.
We made sure the birthing area was clean with fresh straw and turned on a heat lamp. It was 20 degrees through the night and if she birthed, we wanted the babies to be warm enough. Every hour we checked on her but nothing. It is now mid afternoon of day 2 and she is not much different.
She is going out to sun herself for awhile and has eaten 2 tomatoes today but has not touched her grains. Other than this, she seems healthy and I think it is just due to labor and not an illness.
|She is enjoying the afternoon sun.|
Some signs that your goat is in labor:
- Udder has bagged up
- urinating and squatting a lot (check)
- loss of appetite (check)
- restless (check)
- ligaments soften or disappear (check)
- acts different than normal (check)
- eyes become glassy or has faraway look in eyes (check)
- biting at her sides (check)
- paws the ground
- discharge from the vulva
- vulva loosens