Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *ligs gone*

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by TheMixedBag, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Zelda's (Jenny's) countdown begins! *new pics pg. 4*

    New photos! This is day 4-ish of the canola/alfalfa/Manna Pro diet, and so far I think it's doing OK. Nobody's scouring after yesterday's dose of wormer, so that's good, and everybody had the pellets finished in about 10 minutes. Udders have also grown a good bit since it's starting to warm up (it hit 70 yesterday!), and soon I should be able to shave everyone down.

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    Wish I had gotten a better pic of her udder...the freckles blend her in pretty well.
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    She's been sunken in like this for almost a week now. Won't be much longer until they'll be completely gone.
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    Her on the other hand, well...yeah. They're soft, but not as soft as Jenny's.
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    And, just for fun, everyone!
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  2. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Zelda's (Jenny's) countdown begins! *new pics pg. 5*

    Ultrasounded! We couldn't confirm two kids, but we definitely confirmed a live, viable fetus in the right uterine horn, and thought we saw a second one in the same horn, so it looks like next month for her.
     

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Zelda's (Jenny's) countdown begins! *new pics pg. 5*

    Thats great news that all looked good with the sonogram. I hope they both drop soon...I'm sure you are anxious to finally get to see their babies.
     
  4. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Zelda's (Jenny's) countdown begins! *new pics pg. 5*

    Very much so, especially Jenny's. I plan on keeping a doe kid from her, since Jenny's side is all production and Maverick's is all udders.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Zelda's (Jenny's) countdown begins! *new pics pg. 5*

    nice to see full bodies of the girls too :)
     
  6. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Zelda's (Jenny's) countdown begins! *new pics pg. 5*

    No kidding-I thought Jenny was all hair with no belly, and as it turns out-I was completely wrong.
     
  7. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Zelda's (Jenny's) countdown begins! *new pics pg. 5*

    Apparently this is what red roans look like when you shave them...also her udder is BIG. Not horribly big, like going-to-pop-any-minute big, but big like...bigger big. You can actually see it from this picture, which is a big difference from before, the "meaty" bit is waaaay more noticeable and I *think* she may actually be starting to fill down near her teats.

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  8. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Zelda's (Jenny's) countdown begins! *new pics pg. 5*

    Milky kidded this morning! Buck and doe, both born around 10 am. She didn't make a peep about it, in fact she still isn't fully bagged up, but she's got plenty of colostrum and both kids are nursing well. Milky's doing fine, I still need to give her calcium and Ivomec, but she had absolutely no troubles at all. I didn't even get outside until almost 10:20, and both kids were already on the ground, the buckling was almost dry. She'd had absolutely no signs last night, even her ligs were fairly firm still.
    (please forgive the mess of the kidding stall, she tore EVERYTHING up last night-it was all outside the pen, she dragged it back in)

    So what do you think, purebred or minis?
    The doeling. Black and tan w/ frosted muzzle and ears.
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    The buckling. Red bay with dorsal stripe and facial markings
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  9. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    Congratulations on the beautiful babies :leap: :cool: . I have several does that wait to bag up until the babies are about 24 hours old, just long enough to make me panic. I go out with lots of HOT strong Molasses water for them, and that really helps.

    Now I am NOT telling you how to take care of the babies, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be careful of that heater. They can get burned or God forbid they can knock it over and the barn can burn down, (that just happened to someone close to me).
     
  10. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    It's a heater that shuts off as soon as they get within about 6 inches of it, or if the temp in front gets over a certain number (80 degrees, I think), or if it falls over. They kept running into the other heater so we switched it out. This one doesn't get nearly as warm and has enough safety features to keep me happy with it, until I take it out tomorrow (back into the 60's!). Believe me, I've been worrying sick about heaters since hearing about so many barns burning down, I don't want to risk it.

    I've got Jello water out there now for her, I'll be feeding her soon along with it. I can't get any kind of molasses around here except for the tiny bottles of it...
     
  11. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    At any rate, with the excitement dying down, Jenny looks like she'll go soon. More white discharge, bigger udder, a bit more sunken in.
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    And you wanna talk about a bad udder...here you go. Milky's udder, from about 5-ish today. No front attachments at all...it *might* change as she fills with milk, but probably not.
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  12. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    They are adorable!! Congrats! Such pretty mama's and babies!
    I know the heater has a safety feature, but that scares me still LOL We use a heat lamp and sweaters if it gets too cold here :)
    I am a worrier, I worry about everything...drive myself crazy sometimes LOL
     
  13. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    Trust me, I am too. I've checked on everyone 20 times today at least, and moved the heater up on the shelf. Everybody's warm and happy, it's like 50-something out right now, it might be warm enough to let them out a little bit tomorrow.
     
  14. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    Awww....what adorable little "long ears" :love: She did very well! Congrats on a healthy delivery :hug:
     
  15. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    Cute as cute can be, congrats! :stars:
     
  16. farmgirl42

    farmgirl42 New Member

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    Jan 2, 2010
    Eastern Ohio
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    Congratulations on your new babies! And, what a great mama to do it (quietly) all by herself!
     
  17. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    I seem to have that luck with does. The last one I had kid, she screamed her head off with the first one, and shut up after that, even though the 2nd one was a butt-first breech (slid out like nothing). Milky yelled once this morning, around usual feeding time, and kept quiet the rest of the time. Jenny looks like she may be in early labor, and she hasn't made a peep yet.
     
  18. RPC

    RPC Boer Goat Breeder

    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    Congrats on the babies I hope you have fun with them.
     
  19. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    Jenny looks like she's in early labor. She's wide awake and staring off into space. All I could see was her head, but I'll check on her when it's light out.

    Both kids are doing just fine, they're nice and toasty, despite cuddling up the bloody deep freezer....
     
  20. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Jenny/Milky Way kidding thread *we have kids!*

    Everyone's still doing fine, it's a fight to get them to nurse off the one side, though (the one side that was always bigger is pretty much empty right now). The doeling's got a bad underbite, though. Doesn't bother her any, in fact it seems to give her a bit of an advantage, as she can grab the teat easier.