Aww they’re adorable! Congratulations
Geez girl now that's too dagnamit cold for man or beast! You stay safe and warm!
omg that sounds horrible!!! Yes after this year my husband and I decided we are going to change up our kidding program a little bit. I would like to try and kid like oct- maybe 1st of dec and then and second round mid March-May? Not exactly sure yet but honestly I'm tried of the cold. I have barn cams but I still have to go out in the cold and honestly I'm over it lol.Aww the babies are adorable! I am so sorry about the weather, I hope and pray things get better soon. I remember kidding during brutal cold years ago, before we started using warming barrels. Our normal winter temps are usually in the 30s at the least with some 20s thrown in. But it had gotten down to something like -9 with a windchill of -35, I'll never forget that because a first timer decided to kid at 2:30am. My daughter and I were layered up, had 2 heat lamps, towels, hair dryer, a plastic tote with bedding to put kids in and use hair dryer, paper towels to help try to get ears dry (someone told me paper towels help better than cloth towels). When her water broke it froze to her legs and she thought the towel was her baby and demanded we give her the towel (lol). All said and done she kidded with no issues, and got kids warm. I made a box out of scrap wood with a heat lamp to help keep them warm then learned about warming barrels and have used them ever since then. I'm honestly glad we are not kidding in these temps but worry about our 6 week old kids staying warm, and the effects on the girls due next month. Dec/early Jan and March are probably my favorite times for kidding. Feb is just so iffy.
Ugh so Opal has horrible, very large teats that drag on the ground. The bigger baby wasn't able latch. I was able to milk opal to get some milk to baby but that was a struggle. An hour of milking I was only able to get 4oz out. With it being so cold I decided it wasn't worth trying, and possibly losing the baby. Not sure it was the best choir not but opal is doing fine and the babies are doing great.Did Opal decided she didn't want to care for her twin girls or were they just not able to stay warm enough? That smaller one sure is small! So sweet! How much does she weigh?
Best wishes for the last two!