Goats/Goat Labor


Good evening,

My 2 year  old Boer is giving birth for the first time. at first  she looked as though she was in normal labor. I went out a few moments ago and found a sac, still in tack on the ground. it was filled with fluid, but no kidd. should I be concerned? I have never seen this before. She still acts as though she is in labor, but is up and moving around. I have not given her anything, however, I did put fresh water in the birthing stall for  her.

HI Charles..
Most likely (simply put) this is the first water bag that appears..  kids should follow within a half-hour..if they do NOT  start to be born (which I am almost certain they will if she is healthy and the kids are healthy) but if nothing .. then wash your hands,, and go in carefully to see if you feel anything,, feet nose etc..  you may have to help her.. read this  for better detail.. I am trying to hurry so you can get this right away and help if need be.. http://goat-link.com/content/view/36/95


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