for people who love the littlest dairy goats
Does she have an udder forming?
Does her previous owner have an exact breeding date, or just a guess?
Can you ask that person if they witnessed the breeding and if Rose stood still for it?
Ditto on all of Rachel's questions. The goat might not even be pregnant.
Glad to know she's in good health! I would never tell somebody to not call the vet if they thought their goat was in distress, but it sounds like your goat is perfectly fine. If you can afford the testing and vet call just to get a due date, that sounds like it might be fun -- but not necessary. Many of us have pen bred at one time or another, so we don't have an exact due date, and it's not a big deal. Goats give birth when it's time to give birth about 99.9% of the time. This is actually the first time I've heard of a vet suggesting doing anything to get an idea of a due date. Did the vet confirm that she is indeed pregnant?
And in response to your original post ... I don't see why you're trying to keep the goats separate. They're herd animals, so it's normal and healthy for them to be together.