Only when you leave town :(

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by mistyblue, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. mistyblue

    mistyblue Senior Member

    815
    Nov 13, 2008
    Angleton, Texas
    Why is it things go bad when you leave town. We had to make a 4hr round trip drive Saturday to pick up my new milking stand. Just as we were getting ready to turn in and say hello, I get a phone call. My FF nigerian dwarf Lily is having her kids.

    Well @#$# they are two weeks early, the first one was stillborn and the gentleman calling me had no ideal what to do. So I call my mom and send her over there to see what is going on. She calls back and says that Lily had 2 more and they were in the same sack, stillborn as well.

    So I lost 1 buck and 2 does, all of them blue-eyed by the way, but luckly Lily is doing fine and we are milking her out for now.

    Mom said the babies looked fine, no deformaties, they were just early. I do not know why she had them early, but I am just thankfull that she is doing well.
     
  2. OhCee

    OhCee Yak Lady

    609
    Feb 26, 2010
    Western MT
    Oh no :( I'm so sorry that happened to Lily... At least they were healthy looking, and she's doing well... Terrible loss, though :(
     

  3. farmergal

    farmergal New Member

    519
    Jun 19, 2009
    Northern California
    Oh no :hug: to you and Lily. I am so sorry for your loss, that is heartbreaking.
     
  4. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I am so sorry that you lost the kids, but at least you still have mom :hugs:
     
  5. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Oh that's so sad- sorry for your losses- and yes at least mom is okay!
     
  6. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Sorry for your loss. :( :hug:

    Sometimes these things just happen and we don't know why. :(
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am so sorry... you lost them.. but I am glad momma is OK :( :hug:
     
  8. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    What a bummer! :( I am glad the doe is okay though.
     
  9. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
  10. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Oh no! How heartbreaking :( I'm so sorry for the loss. Sending lots of thoughts and hugs :hug:
     
  11. jduwall

    jduwall New Member

    565
    Aug 7, 2009
    Oh My...I am so so sorry for your lose....
     
  12. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    I am so sorry for your loss-many :hug: for all.
     
  13. farmgirl42

    farmgirl42 New Member

    640
    Jan 2, 2010
    Eastern Ohio
    Oh, I am so sorry for the loss of your babies! :hug: But, thank goodness Lily is OK.
     
  14. mistyblue

    mistyblue Senior Member

    815
    Nov 13, 2008
    Angleton, Texas
    This is my first loss during kidding, and to lose all three, uggg. But yes I do have Lily and she is being her wild, wild self and seemed to clean out well. We are now milking her and storing the milk for later use.
     
  15. farmergal

    farmergal New Member

    519
    Jun 19, 2009
    Northern California
    It is awful to lose them, but good that maybe her colostrum will save some other kids (either yours or a neighbor's) down the line... so that is the little angels' parting gift.

    :hug: again, and glad to hear that Lily is feeling good after that ordeal