New to Goats and had Triplets Need Help

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by osidoa, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. osidoa

    osidoa New Member

    Jan 28, 2010
    Hi I am new to Boer Goats and I had my first kids today only thing she had triplets do I need to worry about milking one of them? This is not her first time having triplets and also if I do need to bottle feed one is there a certain milk is better than others I Have tractor supply and rural king and big r fairly close but not sure which milk would be better. Also how much would you feed at each feeding? I also give each of them two squirts of Neutra Drench
    Thanks for your help
    In Indiana
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    First of all, CONGRATULATION on Triplets. :leap: how may are doe and how many buck? Not that it matters, just wondering.

    If mom is a expert on triplets, then I would watch them and make sure they are getting enough. Is mom taking all three? She is not butting one away?
    What I do is I give warm Molasses water (pretty strong molasses), and the more water she drinks the more milk she will make. Give her all that she wants.

  3. 4kids

    4kids New Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I agree. Treat mom well and she will nourish those kiddos for you. I would watch the kids to see that everyone gets on, is urinating and seems energetic. If someone seems lethargic that is when I would offer the bottle as a supplement.
  4. osidoa

    osidoa New Member

    Jan 28, 2010
    You know I never paid any attention to see what were males and females but she did clean them all up and just when i was there layed down beside them an they were all sleeping and mom seemed to be good with all of them not pushing any away or anything. I will look when they are all awake an see what is male an female I don't like bothering them much right after birth.
    Thanks for your help Steve
  5. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
  6. farmgirl42

    farmgirl42 New Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    Eastern Ohio
    Congratulations! :wahoo:
  7. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    That is great. Just make sure they are all sucking a bit. Is one smaller then the others? Sometimes you have two big ones and a little one. If that is the case, watch that small one, it will get pushed away.
  8. osidoa

    osidoa New Member

    Jan 28, 2010
    Here is a photo I took quick with my phone they all seem to be the same size also

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  9. RPC

    RPC Boer Goat Breeder

    They are sooo cute. Congrates. I would say you are doing just fine they all look really about the same size so you dont have to wory about that. Just keep checking and makeing sure they all nurse and things should be fine. Its nice to see another person from Indiana on here I think there are only about 4 of us. I to have boer goats and this was my first kidding season so I am in the same boat as you worring about if I am doing the right thing. I am sure you will be fine.
  10. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    They all look very nice and if they are all thriving with mom then they will be just fine. It's great to see another hoosier on here...I think RPC has it right and there are only a few lol...this is definately ot my first kidding season but you learn something new every time and the nerves are always there!
  11. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Congrats on your new kids! Most of my Boer gals throw trips & do fine with them.
    Unless she rejects one she should be able to handle them quite well but sounds like you have a good mama there!
    You are aware that right at kidding the stress brings on the parasites so you need to worm her?
    Also, if you weigh the kids now in about a week they should gain almost a lb a day so you will know if babies are getting enough.
  12. osidoa

    osidoa New Member

    Jan 28, 2010
    Thanks for the help an the recommendations, Like I say I do not know much about goats at all, and I will be honest I have around 20 of them to kid yet.
    Also one asked what the sex was of the triplets and I looked today and they are all little doe's is this ususally what happens or is this different?
  13. KGW Farms

    KGW Farms New Member

    Nov 24, 2009
    Scales mound, IL
    Congrats Steve! They are very cute!!
  14. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    you are lucky to have 3 does!! :)
  15. dugger61

    dugger61 New Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    happy 4 u I got to this page cause I had trips last nite and this morning. dolly a boer had a big red boy at 10:30 and had smaller red headed boy at 11:30.I thought it was over went to the house at 1:00. checked her at 4:30 and all was fine.went out at 7:00and ther is a big white boer boy she just had him. shock and then happyyyyyyyyyyy.first time gotta love em
  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Congrats. :cool:

    Watch the babies and momma, make sure, she has plenty of good food and water. Pick up and feel the kids tummies and make sure, they are full, if one is empty, you may have to supplement feed. Or make sure it gets the teat. If momma only has 1x1 teats, one kid will be left out, so keep an eye on that.
  17. ksevern

    ksevern Junior Member

    Howdy. I'm also new to goats and one of my does threw trips on Monday night.... in the dark, cold and rain of course. Weighed them this morning at 36 hours old and they were male, 6 lb, 2 oz; male, 7 lb, 1 oz; female, 5 lb. The doeling has weak back legs and we have been able to hold her to nurse and tube fed her once. She is getting stronger. Tried to bottle her yesterday, but she did not 'take' to either nipple we bought. Suggestions? She seemed to want something smaller, should we try nipples for puppies?

    Karen in Texas
  18. JaLyn

    JaLyn Senior Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    I too am from Indiana..welcome!!
  19. TexHall

    TexHall New Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Karen, have you tried a regular baby bottle (like for human kids) yet?
  20. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    You can try a Pritchard nipple or a black lamb nipple but is she is nrusing from mama doe?
    Also you might want to start your own thread on this for more attention, this one is kind of old.