Nervous about first kidding!

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by YouGoatMe, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2020
    Thank you so much! I have been saving feed sacks so I will have those nearby to help clean up. I'm going to take some deep breaths and try to chill lol!!
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  2. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I got my notes out.
    This was my first doe’s timeline.
    5 pm clear string of mucus.
    8 pm she chose a spot to kid
    8 pm - 2 am trying to lie down and getting up, peeing lots of times small amounts, teeth grinding, cud chewing, sleeping standing up.
    2:15 am starting small pushes
    (I couldn’t see her hind end, so I don’t know when the amber goo started)
    3:00 am pushing with contractions
    3:24 am amniotic sac breaks
    3:30 am baby born
    3:45 am another baby born
    4:53 am baby #2 had first drink
    6:25 am baby #1 got her colostrum from feeding tube
    6:25 am doe passed placenta
    6:50 am baby #1 drinking from teat
    This doe did all of that standing up.

    For my second kidding (different doe) this was the timeline:
    Morning and afternoon nesting observed.
    7:00 pm small bit of yellow goo
    8:00 pm lay on her side
    8:00 to 10:00 pm Up and down with more yellow goo
    10:00 pm small push, water breaks
    10:15 baby born
    12:00 am first drink
    Forgot to note what time placenta was passed, but it was within a few hours

  3. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    (rofl)(rofl) love the subtle differences in note taking! (shy) I did the same thing...(rofl):squish:(rofl)
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  4. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I noticed with my first one everything is recorded exactly by the minute. Second one, I had my iPad to text my friend. Wrote the notes down later.
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  5. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Assisting with finding that teat:
  6. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    It probably wasn’t necessary, but that’s something I tend to be nervous or impatient about... when they take hours to get their first drink. So, I help.
  7. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2020
    Thank you so much for sharing your notes!! I really appreciate it! It helps to see the hours in between "events" so I can remind myself not to think it all needs to happen so fast.

    With my luck, I'll do all this preparation and she'll kid when I'm asleep or not home
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California