I also use a baby monitor. Don't think I have acutally used it to tell me when a doe was in labor cause I go out and check so often and they have all given me signs before bedtime that they were kidding soon, but it did get my husband out of bed and to come check on me (not necessarily help) when one doe did start yelling. So it would have worked if I hadn't already been out there.
I use a baby monitor. I really liked it. Even if it didn't actually tell me that they were in labor...it did tell me they "weren't" which is just as good. I'm getting a video camera this year. Good luck with your girls, they are very pretty.
I've used one for the last 6 years....and when I know they are close by showing me the signs they usually do...squatting, sitting, being peg legged as well as loose ligs and discharge, I tend to go to bed with the moniter on my pillow...A change in breathing...grunty like usually gets me up to the barn...and back again once I see that she's going to be awhile...a good holler gets me running to the barn at breakneck speed.
I use them also. Sometimes for me they are more of a pain then they are worth. I hear every little noise (I know that is what they are for), and I am always thinking that is it, so i go running out and it is just someone stretching or something. But that said I will NOT go without one.
We have camera in the barn with a monitor in the house. The monitor is balck and white and has sound. It can hold up to 4 cameras but we only have 2. The only downfall is that we had to run a cord for each camera from the barn to the house.
thanks, i hope i will get to see the births, every time they have kidded i am either asleep, or at school. now schools out so i can divert my attention to my goats. im lucky that i've never had a doe have trouble kidding