Butterscotch is refusing to have her kids!

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by tracyqh, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    2 days ago, Butterscotch has us all on high alert. Biting her belly, slime oozing from her hind end, "nickering" at us, standing hunched up alittle and appeared to be grinning alot. We had the monitors up and listen to them and checked the barn diligently. Now she has completely stopped everything and is acting like her normal goat self. :sigh: WHAT THE HECK!? She is due today, and seeing that it is the weekend, I would appricate if she would get off her keester and have us some BABIES! :hair:

    Can any of you seasoned Goat People clue me into her little secret? If she was a horse, I'd know them all, but she is not. She is a goat in all her glory and never lets me forget it. :wink:
     
  2. jodief100

    jodief100 New Member

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    Jan 15, 2011
    She is following the code: :laugh:

    The Kidding Doe's Code of Honor

    1. No kid shall be born until total chaos has been reached by all
    involved. Your owner's house must be a wreck, their family hungry,
    and desperate for clean clothes, and their social life nonexistent.

    2. "Midwives" must reach the babbling fool status before you kid out.
    Bloodshot eyes, tangled hair and the inability to form a sentence
    means the time is getting close.

    3. For every bell, beeper, camera, or whistle they attach to you,
    kidding must be delayed by at least one day for each item. If they
    use an audio monitor, one good yell per hour will keep things interesting.

    4. If you hear the words, "She's no where near ready. She'll be fine
    while we're away for the weekend." Wait until they load the car, and
    then begin pushing!

    5. Owner stress must be at an all time high! If you are in the care
    of someone else, ten to fifteen phone calls a day is a sign you're
    getting close.

    6. When you hear the words, "I can't take it anymore!" wait at least
    three more days.

    7. You must keep this waiting game interesting. False alarms are
    mandatory! Little teasers such as looking at your stomach, pushing
    your food around, and then walking away from it, and nesting are
    always good for a rise.

    8. The honor of all goats is now in your hands. Use this time to
    avenge all of your barn mates. Think about your friend who had to
    wear that silly costume in front of those people. Hang onto that baby
    for another day. Oh, they made him do tricks too! Three more days
    seems fair. Late feedings, the dreaded diet, bad haircuts, those
    awful wormings can also be avenged at this time.

    9. If you have fulfilled all of the above and are still not sure when
    to have the kids, listen to the weather forecast on the radio that
    has been so generously provided by those who wait. Severe Storm
    warning is what you're waiting for. In the heart of the storm jump
    into action! You have a good chance of those who wait missing the
    whole thing while searching for a flashlight that works!

    10. Make the most of your interrupted nights. Beg for food each time
    someone comes into the barn to check you. Your barn mates will love
    you as the extra goodies fall their way too. Remember this code of
    honor was designed to remind man of how truly special goats are. Do
    your best to reward those who wait with a beautiful doeling to carry
    on the Doe Code of Honor for the next generation of those who wait.


    I have one doing the same thing. :hair:
     

  3. Goat Crazy

    Goat Crazy New Member

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    Feb 8, 2010
    NE Ohio

    :slapfloor: :slapfloor: :ROFL: :ROFL: That is so the goats kidding code of honor!
     
  4. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    OMG! That is classic!!!! I fell off my chair reading it!! :ROFL:
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    :ROFL: Yep...I always love that code.... :thumb: :greengrin:

    she is getting close... but she is probably in the process... on shifting the babies to the birth canal area....sometimes... it can take a while..... she will act normal then go off again... but it will be soon... :wink:
     
  6. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    I can't wait. Will this go on for a week, or just a few days. I may need some Prozac and a stiff drink to get me through this!
     
  7. newmama30+

    newmama30+ New Member

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Wabasso MN
    trust me she won't hold out forever just feels like it,
    :laugh: and all of mine are following the code to a T
     
  8. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    I'm thinking I may hug her and the SQUEEZE!
     
  9. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    i had my dad read the code of honor... he was hystarical! he said "tell the person i totally agree! especially when you have 7 pregnant does and 15 'replacements' and you work away from the farm"
    i agree even more then dad becuase i was one of the ones who would be here when the doe decided to have her kids in the neighbors yard in a snow storm... so ya!
     
  10. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    LOL!!!!! The code of honor is HILARIOUS and soooooo right!!! Very cute!

    Hopefully she gives you kids soon! I remember when we were waiting on Ithma, she was due on 1-1/1-2 and waited until 1-5!
     
  11. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I agree...it's...the CODE!! :rofl:
     
  12. any news today? :shrug:
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  14. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    Saturday evening at feeding time, my 6 year-old son (the goat keeper) called for me. Butterscotch was in LABOR!!!! She gave us :kidblue: :kidred: :kidblue: . 2 Bucklings and a Doeling! We were in heaven! The kids are all doing well. Butterscotch took awhile to clean and after 3 shots of oxytocin and prayers, she finally did. Everyone is doing great! I will post pics soon! Thanks for all of your support!
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    congrats on the kiddos :)
     
  16. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    Thanks! it was a blast. I have another doe due in 3 weeks, off for March, April 1 and 2 in May. I'm loving these baby goats! The foaling season for mares is just gearing up, so I'll be back on call until July. I find the mares must less stressful. Granted, I have 30 years experience with them. :)
     
  17. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    PICTURE!!! Butterscotch is refusing to have her kids!

    Here they are napping. love those little boogers! :love:
     

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  18. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    This was about 2 hours after they were born.
     
  19. Ruby Farms

    Ruby Farms New Member

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    Jan 15, 2011
    Tioga, PA
    absolutely beautiful .. had my last set for a bit .. have 1 more doe that could be preggo but not sure when she's due .. hoping when its warm ..
     
  20. awwwwe congrats!! Glad all went well for you! :leap: