KRDG Kidding thread late 2020-2021

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by Jubillee, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Looks like we might have babies within a few hours. Her udder has gotten tight and teats filled this morning. The little I could feel of ligs (she doesnt let me) seemed to be mushy. Babies dropped a lot and I have her in the pen...yawning, grinding teeth, breathing heavy, and licking me...which is very off personality for her.

  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California

  3. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Ooooo so exciting! I hope the weather's nice down in Texas for you. We are in for a major cold snap here in NC.
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  4. :waiting:

    Still waiting. Not acting the least bit in labor though I saw a random contraction a bit ago. Her ligs and body are all sunken in...udder is bigger and teats are way bigger and anytime now really. It will be 30 degrees tonight (55 right now) so I HAVE to go out every hour and chexk. I dont want to let wet babies stay in that. But im too cold and tired to sit all night with her. Pray they come soon!!
  5. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    How is she doing? How are you?
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  6. I go sit with her for about 30 minutes at a time and other than her groaning, nothing. She looks a bit more sunken in and steep rumped...udder hasn't filled anymore but is tight. Will check her again in 2 hours.
  7. Feira426

    Feira426 Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2019
    Any baby Ladybugs pop out last night?
  8. This morning around 7am.

    I went out at 11:30, 2:30, and my husband at 5am...nothing all that time. I could only sit for maybe 20 minutes as it was cold! Went out at 7:30 to feed and saw her licking something and went over and saw 3 babies. She had just had the third a few minutes before. 2 does and a buck! Everything great, placenta passed and babies fed. She wouldnt feed them but would clean them. It was too cold for me to try to get them latched and they were shovering so I'm bottling. Which is ok because I need to stand train her...

    I think one of the girls has contracted tendons. Ive never had that. Gave all selenium anyway but they are tight on her. Just splint and wrap right?

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  9. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    They are so adorable!!! I don't know anything about contracted tendons. What does that mean?
  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  11. Shes walking on her 'wrists' if that makes sense. When I try to bend her feet back its tight.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2020
  12. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Definitely need to do some physical therapy on the legs.
  13. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Sooo sweet! Congratulations! :inlove:
    Hope you will get her legs working right.
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  14. Thanks. I thought we had vetwrap but the human kids must have used it the husband is picking some up and she will be good to go soon!

    They are doing great. Mama has been yelling for them. She still won't nurse but will care for them. So she has them now and I'll bottle while we try to get them nursing if we can. If not...she can keep up with them and we'll just go out for feedings. It's much warmer now so they're bonding.
  15. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    That’s different, wanting to care for them but not let them nurse?
    Maybe her udder/teats are sore?
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  16. Ana

    Ana Active Member

    Jan 29, 2020
    Gallatin TN
    That is funny happy kidding! I have mini Nubians due in early December as well!
  17. I'm not sure. The only time I had that happen was last year, a FF had a congested udder. But her udder didn't seem to be congested or in pain. I'll be milking her again (another rodeo....those FFs lol) this evening and we'll see. She just keeps moving away. I'm going to have my husband hold her and I'll try to put the babies on and see if she'll realize it's not a big deal. She does seem like she is having residual birth pains maybe. She was moaning still off and on. So I'm keeping an eye on her.
  18. Some fluffy dried off pics...still wobbly on the legs. They are a loud bunch lol...but very vigorous and on the go. We are keeping the one with the wrapped legs and the other two will go as bottle babies most likely.

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  19. Kass

    Kass Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2020
    Lisbon Falls ME
    They are so cute! I'm glad you had a smooth kidding.
  20. And a recent pic of Mercy, she's due in 6 days. A nice little break and then more babies :)