2-9-08* update on Ellie- pics added

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by alyssa_romine, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    I have been watching Ellie the last few days because I had a woman out to look at my goats and she predicted that Ellie would kid in 2 weeks....this was last week on Wednesday.

    I noticed that she had straw stuck to her vulva so I thought I would check it out and found some mucus...it was dried up on there but looks to be her mucus plug....I thought she already lost it...

    I checked her ligs and they are soft but not gone. I checked her udder yesterday and it was soft and mushy feeling. I check her udder a few minutes ago and it was more firm but not full and tight.

    We are supposed to be having some bad weather coming soon and I think my friend may be right....I think my doe may kid next week. I will post pics when I get her on the stand...which wont be until I can get help to get her up there. This is her 2nd kidding with me but her 3rd kidding in all. I know she doesn't have anything to do with the gender of the kids but she was bred to 2 different bucks and had a single doeling her first kidding and twins doelings her second kidding...I bred her to my old buck and he sired twin bucklings last year....I am so excited. I think most of the breeders in arkansas are having a buck year....I have 1 buckling on the ground now to my boer doe Sheba...let's hope for doelings out of Ellie again this year!!! Think pink everyone!!!!
     
  2. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    thinking pink thinking pink :girl:
     
  4. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Good luck!! Hoping for girls! :D
     
  5. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Keep us posted and good luck!!! Praying for doelings for you!!!
     
  6. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I'm all pink.I hate to say it but we've had goats for over six years and we've only had 1 buckling!I love it.
     
  7. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    WHAT?????? That is crazy. How many babies have you had? I do think that is Illegal. :p

    Alyssa. Good Luck and keep us posted. Prayers to a easy delivery. :pray:
     
  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I'll be blowing some of the pink I've gotten your way!! In the 6 years that I've been having my girls bred I've had 21 girls and 14 boys!
     
  9. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    Sara and Liz...that is so cool....I need some pink!!!! I may put a pink color on her just so she gets the hint....
     
  10. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Thinking PINK PINK PINK!!!!!
     
  11. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Wow only one boy...thats amazing, i only have a few does but the first three years i had nothing but boys. Well there was one girl but she would of been a doe kid back to the guy i got the dam from. And she ended up being a tangled mess with her two brothers and we ended up losing her, her head was back and there were two coming at one.
    The next year i had four does and one buck.
    Im thinking pink for you alyssa!
    And me at least out of the does that i want to keep doe kids out of.
    beth
     
  12. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    Aww, that is sad Beth! Thanks for all the pink thoughts! I hope they work!
     
  13. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    Well After looking at my calendar and breeding and heat dates on her, she could very well be due Feb 6. Which puts my friend right on with her prediction
     
  14. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Babies, Babies babies - on the way! :stars:
     
  15. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Thats awsome! Though i want her to go two days late and two or three girls, just becasue then she would be kidding on my birthday! LOL
    beth
     
  16. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    she has more discharge today...lig on right side is gone...still able to feel the left. Udder is tight. She is acting normal. she couldnt possibly wait till March!
     
  17. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Sounds like it could be very soon. I've had numerous ones feel like that at one part of the day and be gone later. Good luck!
     
  18. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

    810
    Nov 29, 2007
    WI
    Oh yay! Good luck Alyssa. I hope she goes soon.
     
  19. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    thanks guys!! I am not home right now and I wont be home till late....hubby will be checking on her for me....I am so excited!
     
  20. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    Hi everyone....Ellie's ligs are almost completely gone! Udder is strutted and her legs are almost completely straight. She is real puffy in her vulva and kids have dropped! This is an exciting update! I am thinking she will go either today or tomorrow....last year her labor took less than 20 minutes...kids were out about 15 minutes after the string of mucus was visible...Keeping those pink thoughts coming....