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What does sit mean when a pregnant doe gets smaller? I have this doe who was quite big, but then she shrunk and looks like a semi pregnant mouse with a smaller stomache. She's still healthy, pregnant, and active. She's even feeding the other's babies.
 

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It is possible that she aborted some. When you say feeding another litter do you mean she is actually nursing one litter while being bred with her own? I would think that if she is feeding another does litter that she would feel to stressed to carry her own litter especially if it was large.
 

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I thought she could have aborted them too. But I wasn't sure if they can really do that. She nursed two litters with the mothers for 1 day. She was already smaller before that. Hmm she did get sick at one point, dust problems from workers, but she got big after that... and then she shrunk. I think she might be getting old now. Maybe that is why. Anyway, I checked on her and it appears there are more babies than there were the last time I checked. Not many, maybe 6?... I counted real quick and came out with 31 babies from 3 moms!
 
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