AL Boer Goats Waiting Thread

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by ALBoerGoats, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Hmm, she sure finds trouble doesn't she. :(
     
  2. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    967
    Dec 26, 2015
    She was definitely chewing them. Caught her doing it. Been rubbing the nu stock on it and that has helped a lot. I'm thinking she will kid in the next couple weeks. Her udder has really filled out. And she can't get much looser in the hindend.

    Lucy and Rowina are almost 3 months old now! Crazy how time flies. They are getting big. Rowina is sold and will be heading to her new home in March.
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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  4. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    Bouncing of the walls..... How cute!
     
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  5. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    967
    Dec 26, 2015
    She is always bouncing off the walls! Lol and picking fights with the older does. She is quite the sassy little thing!
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  7. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    967
    Dec 26, 2015
    Diamond's udder has made a lot of progress this week!
    She'll be at 320 days in a couple weeks.
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  8. Goat_Scout

    Goat_Scout Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2017
    Louisiana
    At first I thought that was one of your goats’ udders, lol! :D

    She’s coming along nicely! I bet you’re so excited. :)
     
  9. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    967
    Dec 26, 2015
    I'm definitely super excited! Just hoping Midnight doesn't decide to kid at the same time that she decides to foal lol. They are already stressing me out!
     
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  10. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    967
    Dec 26, 2015
    Looking like Midnight will go within the next few days! Her udder is feeling tighter but teats aren't strutted yet. She's looking more sunken in on the sides and ligaments have softened. Her belly has dropped low instead of being wide.
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  11. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    967
    Dec 26, 2015
    Looks like Midnight might be in early labor! Been watching her on my phone for the past hour. She gets up and lays back down every 10 min. Hunching her back up about every 15 minutes or so. This picture kinda shows how she is hunching.
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  12. Goat_Scout

    Goat_Scout Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2017
    Louisiana
  13. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    967
    Dec 26, 2015
    Two bucklings. A red paint and a black paint. Unfortunately, Midnight is not accepting them.
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  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    How cute, congrats. :)
     
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  15. RPC

    RPC Boer Goat Breeder

    How did things go were you able to get her to accept the kids? Congrats on the new bucks
     
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  16. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    967
    Dec 26, 2015
    Thank you. She absolutely wanted nothing to do with her bucklings. They are now bottle babies
     
  17. RPC

    RPC Boer Goat Breeder

    Dang i am sorry
     
  18. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    US
    Wow, that sucks. They're cute though :)
     
  19. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Did you try tying up their mama and one back leg? And latch on the kids?

    Did you, milk out some to make her more comfortable before trying her kids on her?

    If she was sore, she won't want them to nurse.
    Was her udder super tight and are you getting milk flow?

    It may take a few days of working with her.

    Sorry for all the questions.
     
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  20. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    967
    Dec 26, 2015
    Yes, I tied her up and let them nurse off her.
    Milked out about 6 ounces of colostrum an hour before doing that and gave it to the babies.
    Her udder was not super tight and didn't seem sore.
    She would freak out if they came within a foot of her. She did not try to clean them up at all. It was a really smooth delivery. They were born in less than a minute of each other. It was like she had no maternal instinct at all.
    I tried for hours to get her to take them. She would start trying to stomp them if they touched her front legs. It was really bizarre.
     
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