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Well at 8:40 I left to go to my grandmas house to feed my horses she lives not even 1/4 of a mile away from me. I came back at 9:25 to find Irena laying down with her water bubble coming out. 1min later I saw something I didn't want to see, a tail. So I stayed calm and was thinking about my options. A few seconds later Irena pushed and popped out a little girl like it was no problem. Named her Serenity. Get her face clear of goo and seconds later she starts pushing and out comes a kid upside down. Little boy, brother later names him Speedy because in a couple mins of being born he was up and walking around. 15 mins later Irena starts pushing again and out pops another kid in the normal position. Another little girl. Grandma names her Misty Rose. Babies have nursed are almost completely dried off. I'm just worried about Serenity or Tia for short. She has suckled a bit but not as much as I'd liked her too have. She is laying under the heat lamp. She is the tiniest even though she was first born. Should I pull her and bottle feed or leave her and hope for the best? Her other siblings are going to town on eating. What should I do?
 

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Congrats! They're adorable!!
 

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They're so adorable! How sweet! I wouldn't be too worried for the doeling; sometimes it takes longer for some to get the hang of it than others. I know they won't take a teat if you're forcing it into their mouth, but when we've got a kid that won't nurse or is having a hard time, here's what I do: if the kid can stand on its own, put it with its head right under the teat. Then sort of direct its head in the right direction, (without pushing it-that makes them pull away) while moving the teat towards it s mouth. If you get the kid in the right spot and have the teat in front of its mouth, they'll often figure out what to do. It may take quite a few tries to get as much milk into her as you want, but it's worked for me! Hope it works for you.
 

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I think she is just exhausted. Our 3 year old Nubian delivered twins and then strained for another hour after she passed her afterbirth. Just watch her carefully and make sure she is feeling okay. Watch for signs of grinding teeth, straining, not eating, or not getting up.

The kids are SO cute! Good thing you didn't have to wait too long for them :) Irena will make sure they all get enough to eat. You can have Tia nurse on her own by pushing the others back once they get their share. Our doe pushes her triplet girls around so they all get separate feeding times!

Congrats on the new precious additions :wahoo:
 

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Irena is eating and chewing her cud so Im guessing she was tired. Now I have a new problem... Now she won't let the kids nurse. When they get close she freaks and runs away... Ugh darn goat. Now I have to tie her to be able to have her kids nurse. She is not at all going to be happy with me...
 

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congrats..alla re adorbale...with Tia..I would check on her every 30-40 minutes to be sure she is doing well and gaining strength..dont leave her too long since babies can go downhim real fast when unfed...Selnuim Vit. E gel and B comple will help boost them and Nutra drench is great too...again..congrats....: ) and dont forget to pamper mom....molasses water..fresh hay and a ration of grain...Its a good idea to worm mom too since the stress of kidding opens her up to over load..
 

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Check her udder...is it full and tight? somtimes when the milk comes in its painful...if so milk her out til almost empty...then let her have her kids...see what happens
 

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I would also get a temp on her...?? is the weather cold where you are at? I see you are using a heat lamp?
 
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