HELP! POSSIBLE STOLEN 6 DAY OLD DOELING

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by tracyqh, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    Brie, my little doeling is 6 days old and missing from the lot. I let them out around noon today and worked in the barn for about and hour and half. Went out to feed and put them up and she is gone. The other kids are fine. We have searched everywhere. The only logical thing is she was stolen. Ppl were stealing lambs a while back, but I have been home all day. We live close to the road so ppl can get to the barn without us seeing. I'm heartbroken.
     
  2. SandStoneStable Farm

    SandStoneStable Farm New Member

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    Dec 7, 2010
    Maryland
    I'm sorry to hear this and I hope you find her.
    I have heard they can squeek into the smallest places imaginable. You have nothing to loose in continuing the search.
    I hope you find her.
     

  3. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    So sorry to hear this, i hope you find her soon.
     
  4. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    We thought about her sneaking off, but she wouldn't have gone far. I'm just so sad.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I wouldnt count on her not going far -- if she wondered off and got lost she may have layed down in hopes her mom would come find her.

    Also did you check under over turned buckets or the like?
     
  6. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    how far do you think she could have gone?
     
  7. 4hmama

    4hmama New Member

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    Jan 9, 2009
    No. Central WV
    Probably not far...look in and under everything! Mine have even tried to get into the holes of cinder blocks! Good luck finding her...don't give up yet! :)
     
  8. Mon Reve Farm

    Mon Reve Farm New Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Southern DE
    If you have the dam take her with you on your search. If she calls to her the doeling may come out of her hiding spot.

    Saying a prayer you find her soon!
     
  9. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I hope she didn't get stolen. It would be really stupid to steal a 6 day old kid.

    Do you have any kind of large birds in the area? I had a magpie come and pick up a nigerian dwarf buckling once and ended up killing it before I could get it.

    Also, if mom isn't frantically calling for the baby then she very well may be sleeping somewhere. They can get into the smallest spaces sometimes.
     
  10. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    the doe is not frantic, but we have tore the barn apart!!!! Nothing. It's raining and cold here now. She really needs to be found or returned. We looked for 2 hours, up and down the road, through the fields and surrounding fields. I milked the dam and she hoped on the milkstand like nothing was wrong?! WHERE IS MY BABY?!
     
  11. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Oh no! Prayers that you find her. :pray:
     
  12. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    Just went out again. Pitch black out, raining and freezing cold. If she is out there, it doesn't look good. If someone does have her, I hope they are taking care of her and know how.
     
  13. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    That is crazy Im sorry :hug: hope she turns up
     
  14. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    Thanks. Someone had to have picked her up. She is NO WHERE on this farm. Dam is balling now. Breaks my heart even more. Bad weather coming in too. My stomache is in knots/
     
  15. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Wow....this is horrible...Ive had a yearling stolen, but NEVER a really young baby....Maybe just MAYBE shes a really good hider, and is hidden somewhere.
     
  16. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    OMG I am so very very sorry :( Many thoughts and prayers going your way!
     
  17. Perfect7

    Perfect7 New Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    South Georgia
    :( That's horrible! Any dogs in the neighborhood that may have been able to get in with the goats? I hope she has wandered off somewhere and not that someone stole her. A 6 day old baby wouldn't be my first choice to steal, but I know it's possible. :pray: for your little one to be found soon!
     
  18. firelight27

    firelight27 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 24, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    I am very sorry! I hope that if someone stole her they are taking good care of her at least. Better than if she wandered off and starved. I hope that you find her!
     
  19. tracyqh

    tracyqh New Member

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Ohio
    We looked again last night and this am. Cold winds and rain. We have turned EVERYTHING over and nothing. Who would steal a baby goat, but that is looking like a possibility. If a dog or coyotes would have been around, the whole farm would have been squawing, neighing, maaaing. Nothing. Like nothing had happened. I'm milking the dam out and it's heartbreaking. The not knowing is the worst.
     
  20. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    I'd start posting ads everywhere, with a reward if necessary. When my buck went missing for 3 days, that's all it took to find him. It is possible she went off somewhere to hide and someone found her. It sounds a lot more plausible than someone stealing a 6 day old kid.