Originally Posted by KyMoMoF3CuTiEs
Went out this morning to check on her. Her bag is bigger, but her backend is back to normal. So a few more days??? Not sure but, my father in law and grandfather says this is her first foal. So we need to step up the watch a bit.
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Yep, if she's maiden, throw the rule book out the window. She could wax, she could not wax, she could bag up or NOT, she could get mushy in the back end, she could stay pretty firm, she could ......well, you get the picture. With maidens, I've been able to get realllly close to when they'll go, and still missed it by minutes to hours. One mare, I had in the barn on camera and watched her the first night and she wasn't the least bit interested in foaling. I fell asleep at 5 am and woke up a 7:30 am and guess what was staring into the camer? Yep, a BABY. Then I had another maiden, in the barn on the camera and the power went out for 10 mins. I walked out to check on her, because that's a guaranteed way to get them to foal, and guess what was already standing when I got to the barn? And the barn isn't even a football field away from my house. Yep, another BABY! LOL! So, I'd put her on every 2-3 hr checks from now on, until you get a 'gut' feeling.