I figured since we are only 5 weeks out from kidding that I should start a waiting thread!
Our first doe due is Hanna. She looked to have triplets or quads on her ultrasound at 45 days. Hoping it's twins or triplets lol. She had some lameness issues last year with only twins and I had to induce her. One was born dead. I'm hoping things will go smoother this year for her. I will most likely induce so she kids when I'm home in case of any issues. She is due September 13th. She is bred to Wild and these will be his first kids on the ground. She started developing an udder about 4 weeks ago.
Pictures from today
And Wild the buck she is bred to
Coyote should also be due around the same time but not sure if she took or got bred later. Hasn't had any udder development yet but looks bred. She is also bred to Wild.
Congrats on your pregnancy! Yes..she does look miserable. The heat is brutal. A fan really helps..just moves the air ..to give her a liitle bit of comfort. I usually put.frozen water bottles in their water ..and where they lay down. Some of my girls snuggle up to the bottle. Some dont.
Ohhhh look at all those cute good looking pregos! :great:I always think of the old tune....weebles wobble but they dont fall down. (shy) So exciting...cant:goatkiss: wait to see the kids!!!!:kid3::kid3::kid3::kid3::kid3:
Just guessing..her weight gain..on a hot rocky/ sandy surface..makes her.flesh inside her hooves tender. Like a pregnant woman, they walk differently due to weight gain. Tend to lose their balance. So the doe is getting sore feet from her weight dispersal in her body. Her fleshy part is.pulling from her inside hooves.
I think I would get her in some shade with a fan blowing on her. Usually pregnant does run a few degrees warmer. Either if shes too hot , or.in early stages of labor..the fans air will help her cool down.
Yes..Ive used cold rags..mine just preferred the blowing air. Maybe a.mister or blowing over a bowl of ice..with a fan might help.
Bless her heart. I hope she does ok. Hopeing she holds off having kidds till you are off work & with her!. Good luck
I dooo hope she holds out. Man I feel for these does in this heat. Its brutal. Yes..Im looking forward to that 15° drop! At least this evening will cool down some..that will help.
Sending you prayers for an easy delivery & healthy kidds on Tuesday morning!