Milky Way kidded *new pics*

Discussion in 'Birth Announcements' started by TheMixedBag, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    I posted the pictures in the other thread, I just wanted to post questions here, since last time I had a doe kid, I was essentially clueless and lucky not to lose anybody.

    Both kids look like they have a full set of teeth. Would this mean they were overdue? I'd estimate the buckling was about 7-9lb and the doeling about 6lb.

    Milky's bag still isn't in, but it's producing plenty. She looks a little dry right now, though, should it be a concern? I syringe-fed both kids about an hour and a half after birth, so they got plenty, I'm just hoping she'll have enough for both of them.

    I gave her 5cc Ivomec orally and Calcium, when should I give her CD/T? I know kids are at 3 weeks, since I missed the 4 weeks before kidding. She looks like she's doing OK, she stares off into space every once in a while, but she's very attentive to her kids and has been doing wonderfully with them.
     
  2. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Re: Milky Way kidded

    I couldn't get a lot of new pictures, nobody would stand still. So, I got good pictures of how they've changed and then one cute one. The doeling has been roaning out more every day, and the two spots the buckling has are still there. He's also starting to eat solid foods, and I'm probably going to have to start supplementing both of them, since Milky can't seem to produce enough. She's almost empty now...

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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Aww..they are cuties....congrats.... :thumb:
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    BEAUTIFUL KIDS!

    Give mom her CD/T now and again in 3 weeks...also, the babies are at the right age to be mouthing hay and such, she is likely producing plenty, they're just keeping her empty. What you could do for peace of mind would be to separate them from mom for a few hours, check her udder before you let them attack her, I bet she fills enough for you to tell.
     
  5. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Did it this afternoon, and there was virtually no difference...she had filled up a bit, but not as much as I'd like to see.