day 153 and waiting!

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Ivy, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Ivy

    Ivy New Member

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Midwest
    Our FF Ruby is keeping us waiting and waiting, and waiting.
    My biggest worry is a large single.

    Here is Ruby before she was pg.
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    Here she is today!
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    I so hope she pops really son and hopefully twins. I wouldn't want her to struggle with a single huge buckling!
    I had that happen this last spring with a few FF does. Gosh one pygmy had a buckling that was 6 pounds. That was one big kid for a FF mini! All did fine with some help though. :)

    Its so hot today too. Poor Ruby.

    Why is it even after a lot of kiddings each one keeps you walking the floors? LOL

    Oh we also had her separated from the herd and the flies. We had placed her in the hay storage but the girl literally busted out. She smashed the walls! The walls are barn planks and nailed in three sections per board and she busted 3 full planks totally out.
    I guess she wants to stay with the other does.
     
  2. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I think she could be hiding another one in there :) I hate singles too, we had a doe deliver a 11lb buckling and we had to have the vet come out and pull it, she tore and died a few days later. For some reason all of our first fresheners had singles this year and they were all huge kids(doe kids actually for a change)

    She's a pretty doe :)
     

  3. Ivy

    Ivy New Member

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Midwest
    I sure hope there are two.
    It makes me nervous with her being on day 153 and no sign of anything. Still has some ligs, no discharge, no shiny udder.

    Thank you, she is pretty but she is also our 2nd lowest class Percentage Boer.
    We have another percentage Boer that Alpine thats our lowest class of all. She looks Alpine in color but has some Boer build so we will see what she throws when her kidding season comes next spring. She will be bred with a higher class of buck than Ruby.

    Our best Boers are not due for breeding till November.

    Ruby here was bred to a Boer buck thats built very similar to her, but of course more burly.
    I am curious of what she will throw with that buck.
    Hopefully some nice kids! :)

    If you stare at your pg doe long enough will she pop faster? LOL
    Lately we are all getting pre-occupied with just watching her.
     
  4. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Hopefully, for her sake and yours she twins for you. Ever hear about the "watched pot never boils"? I think the same holds true when it comes to watching preggy girls :ROFL:
     
  5. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Are you positive on the due date? I do not think she looks that big, but I have posted pictures that makes them look smaller then they are in person.
     
  6. Ivy

    Ivy New Member

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Midwest
    We're positive on the due date. We had her with the buck only one day and watched them do the deed multiple times. :)

    The pics dont show the full effect of her size. 2D doesn't do justice for 3D. :)

    She is huge and very miserable.

    I checked her ligs, they are actually thinning a bit!
    Hopefully in the next day or 2 at the most.

    Those pics are also from the morning, on an empty belly. She didnt get hayed till after I took the shots.
     
  7. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I would be a little worried. . . . we had a Nigerian doe go way past her due date this spring and delivered two dead babies. I think it was something wrong w/ her possibly as she did the same thing last year for a different owner. We cared for her the exact same way all of our other does who delivered healthy babies. I don't know what was wrong. I hate waiting & worrying!!
     
  8. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Fingers crossed for a safe and healthy birth! :hug:
     
  9. Ivy

    Ivy New Member

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Midwest
    I just checked Ruby. Her kid is kicking and all down in the under belly now. It dropped nicely.
    I think its one big single. Not unusual to go over with one big single in Boers.

    We have hope all will be fine. We may have to help her but I think she will be ok.
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    it looks like she has dropped some --- I say on day 154 :D
     
  11. Ivy

    Ivy New Member

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Midwest
    I am hoping tonight or tomorrow.
    Her ligs are softening, again. She finally has a little discharge beginning.
    The kid/s is kicking up a storm under her too!

    Ruby is getting restless. All day she was in and out of her pen, like she couldn't make up her mind where to go.

    And all of the sudden she has this appetite that wont quit!
    She has been picking at her food for the past month and nibbling off and on. Today she acted like she will never get food again. She ate in the pasture none stop, went into her pen for hay, then back in the pasture, begged for more grain, back to browsing...just non stop up and back stuffing her face. LOL

    So, I have my fingers crossed.
     
  12. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    That's great to hear the little kid(s) alive and kicking! Hoping for a safe delivery!
     
  13. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    getting into position -- good signs :thumb:
     
  14. Ivy

    Ivy New Member

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Midwest
    Time for frustration because now the due date is in question!
    My wonderful hubby just informed me this morning that he remembers now that he put Ruby back with the buck about a week later after the first breeding on March 19.
    I was so hoping he remembered what day and if they bred, but he doesn't and he didn't watch them.
    He just left them together while he worked around the property and put Ruby back at the end of the day when he was done.
    So now it looks like her due date may not even be till maybe Friday? :GAAH:

    I am rather relieved though. Better to have a miss communication than a goat majorly overdue.
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    ah well at least you do have that extra due date and you do know what day that was etc.

    hers to healthy kids by Friday :coffee2:
     
  16. Firestone Creek Farm

    Firestone Creek Farm New Member

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    Jul 11, 2008
    NC, USA
    :wave: How is Ruby doing? :) Imminent kidding yet or still waiting for Friday... tomorrow? :? Or next Friday? Hoping she does well with no problems. :stars:
     
  17. Ivy

    Ivy New Member

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Midwest
    Thank you for asking about Ruby.

    She is moving along. We went out to check her at 8PM and not much had changed. A little looser in those ligs is all.

    Went again at 11:30 PM and wow, one ligs is gone totally and the other is 3/4 mush.
    And her udder!!! Wow!! It got enormous and is just bulging. I was amazed that it could get that big in just 3 1/2 hours!!

    I moved her to the hay storage room.
    She seems quite happy there this time.
    She doesnt want any other goats near her thats why I moved her.
    She was going out of her way to chase any goat away from her.
    What she does want is us!
    She usually is a standoffish, 'don't get to close to me', kind of goat but now...she cries without one of us with her.
    She wants to be petted and rubbbed non stop.
    I have been checking her every few hours when I take a turn sitting with her.
    At 4 AM her one lig is still gone and the other is now 3/4 gone and 1/4 mush.

    If she keeps progressing, I would expect kid/s today, maybe even by noon?
    Its suppose to get real hot today, so I hope she kids in the morning or very early afternoon, before the heat of the day. I wouldn't want her in hard labor when its so hot.
    If she doesnt go before that heat, I hope her labor holds off till later when it cools.

    The hay storage does stay a little cooler than outside. Thats one good thing.
     
  18. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Well.....are there babies yet???
     
  19. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    been checking the thread for updates --- I guess there are no kids yet? :scratch: