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I still dont have a handle on ligs yet. They have sneaked kids in the past. Waiting for after midnight and 6am to surprise me with dry bouncing babies.
In my vast *snort* experience of 2 seasons never showing much real
signs of immenent birth. I wonder what they will pull on me this time?
Grace is out there Blimping around, Miss B unusually affectionate today and her sister Mystify a little thick white discharge.
FF Lela has had an udder for almost a month, FF Sweet Potata not as huge as everyone else, Balango..she must have run for the hills when the buck was here Im sure shes not preggo but willing for her to prove me wrong. Brings to mind the scripture in Job where the Lord asks "Where were you when the she goat gave birth?"
Anyhoo, just passing the time here rambling on...kidding pens all ready, not quite a basket case yet. But just wait!!!
 

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Do you know when they're due? Good luck, hope they give you lots of healthy babies soon!

Here's a picture showing how to check for ligaments. They'll feeling like hard pencils under the skin but as the doe gets closer they get so soft and mushy, then they disappear. This doe's ligaments were gone, see how mushy she is in the rear end?
http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Go ... ent=02.jpg
 

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Thanks for the pic Ashley...This is the first time Ive heard the description "mushy" and its pretty accurate... I think some of them are mushy...
They are all due anytime after 2-18. During the first week of the buck being here I saw evidence of coverage on all but Balango...everyones rears are poochy but hers, it is tucked up tighter than a drum.
I just don't want to haul them into the kidding pens too soon. Last yr they spent a good week in them between pre kidding and a couple days bonding time.
 

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Tim's ligaments are totally gone- she is sitting like a dog to get some relief from the pressure of the kids and she is not due til 3/5!
But she did that last year and then the ligaments came back- so only the doe knows.
 

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Sounds like more babies are going to be here soon. :clap:

I know no matter how hard I try some people that I have tough about the ligaments they just can not get it. It did take me a while to learn how to feel them and not feel them. You will get the hang of it.
 

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B B B Babies!

Took Grace the nubian up to kidding pen. She has been nesting. While doing all that and sittin with her, Mystify decided she would be the first.... she was out in the honey-moon cottage..Took about an hour to have three little doelings, one short and two long ones. They are now all dried off in the kidding pen
Gotta check on Grace now...I havent eaten all day just running back & forth.
Mystify's kids were up & sucking within about a half hr.
 

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Took a nap, hubby runs in announcing Grace (the Nubian Blimp) had trips....got out there, once again it was quads..i think 2 doe 2 bucks.
Both does drank up about 4 quarts molasses water..time to crash again.
One buckling is a nice chamois color the others look more Boer.
 

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thanks guys, but what is "rest"? so far so good for them. Blimp bolted her grain this am again. the last couple days she has done this goes off gagging & snotifying the place' thot cause she just didn't have any room in there guess im gonna have to put rocks in her pan. Just wormed both moms shoulda done it yesterday.
Brought Miss Behavin to the birthing suite a couple hrs ago.
 

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Whew for now..i think. Miis B just threw a pair of lovely does but she might not be done...
No assistance on these 3 kiddings!!! :thumb: Gotta go!!
 

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Gettin to the place where does need to do their job. So far so good in that it all went well.
So now Im asking why. Is it cause they got a new hay rack w/4" squares that they really have to work at? Is it genetics?
Or is it cause I just threw feed in a few pans and let them fight over it?
Please tell me your expriences!!!!
 

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wow thats a lot of kids!!!

sorry I missed all the happenings - I just didn't check this thread :(


So congratulations on the uneventful kiddings.

With the quads are you going to bottle raise any or is she ok taking care of them herself?



As to the hay feeder issue - I wouldn't know. Mine are always distructive :sigh:
 

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WOW, That is awesome. Sounds like you are flooded with babies. That is Wonderful.
 

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Well, with all those doelings, I'd say you have one heck of a buck! As far as the easy births, well it just depends on genetics and the health of the doe as well as their build. Fighting over wether or not one will get to eat or not I don't think has any bearing on kid number but it does with size, if the bully s getting more than her share then she would have the largest kids, working to get their hay is a good idea, mine do and I have less waste it seems that they learn to "savor" every mouthful they pull out!LOL
 
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