oppions please

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by StaceyRosado, May 6, 2008.

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  1. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Ok SO you all have been reading probably about my issue with miss Kitten.

    Well I still worry about her not getting enough etc.

    If you saw my recent pictures you can see how small she is.

    My question is: If Destiny has a single (probable) do you think it is wise to try to get her to accept Kitten? Would it be to difficult on Kitten?
     
  2. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    You could give it a try, it just may work.

    BTW, do you have Yahoo IM? If so would you PM or post your email addy cuz on all these "broken nights sleep" we are gonna need someone to talk to! LOL :coffee2:
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    my yahoo addy is daddycallsmeroo
     
  4. lilbird

    lilbird New Member

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    Mar 30, 2008
    I would give it a try...
    We recently had a beef cow have a baby and the dang Buffalo kept licking him off and running her off...she finally abandoned the baby...anyway....the baby balled for a a couple days...floyd went and tubed him once and left him in the field....next thing we knew he budded up with another calf that had been born that day pretty soon that Mom was letting him suck...course twin calfs is really hard on an old (I mean OLD) cow but it worked...
    Good Luck
    Jill
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I am going to try it IF I can be there for the birth which pray really hard I am for Kittens sake

    Oh also she needs to only have a single! Her udder can not support triplets
     
  6. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    OOPS, Like I said in the other thread, I sure would try. Make sure you can get some of that after birth and fluids to wipe on the baby. I am pulling for you and her. :leap:
     
  7. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I have done it before with a kid that was two days old,but I had to take him away because he was taking all the milk. The mom actually thought he was hers and didn't want us to take him away.

    When Destiny(or whoever you put her on) kids, have Kitten there behind her, when you get some birth fluids put it on Kitten then put Kitten in front of Destiny. She will automatically think, "Oh, I had this one too" Other than the part about the kid taking all the milk it worked for me.
     
  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Stacey, it's definately worth a try! Destiny has only ever had one kid right? Even if she twins this time, her udder will give to satisfy them all. I also agree with getting Kitten covered with the birth yuk...she'll clean her off along with the other that she gives birth to.
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yes she has had only singles with me (told she had twins her first time) but this year she looks big enough for twins but lets just hope for a single (lol)

    I plan to do that all with the birth fluids.

    Right now I dont think there will be an issue with kitten taking all the milk as she still has difficulty finding the teat at times :roll: and she is as small as a newborn.

    Liz Destiny's udder is smaller then Mistys! So I don't think she can handle more then 2 :sigh:
     
  10. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    i have done it before, i was with the adoptive mom when she had the kids. What i did was pull some gunk off the moms own baby and before i gave the kid to her. And rub it all over the other kid, i then put the orphan kid in fron of mom, she just kept licking. it worked really well.
    beth
     
  11. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    ok so do you think is should given kitten first? I thinking that is a good way to do it.

    Do you think it is going to be a problem since she has already seen and sniffed Kitten? Kitten loves being in the goat pen (as opposed to Presto who still is nervous about the other goats, she could care less).
     
  12. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Stacey, do you remember back in February when Angel kidded how worried I was that she couldn't feed her baby? Well, everyone including you reassured me that she would make as much as her baby was taking...I do think that would be the case here with Destiny's udder, she'll make as much as is being taken....it will be allright, besides you know little Kitten well enough to know if she isn't getting enough.


    As soon as she has that kid halfway out get Kitten ready to place in front of her, and get as much on her butt and head as you can.
     
  13. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    will do! I am so anxious for her to kid now.

    ligaments are so soft -- gone? - and I am home till 1:30pm tomorrow

    ahhhh
     
  14. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Stacey, I just can't believe that Destiny is ready to go before poor Flicka!!
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yah well she was bred before Flicka ;)

    Flicka will be last again this year. poor thing. This is her last pregnancy if I have anything to do with it. I hope she has a wether so I can send her with him/them as a pet. I think she would do much better that way. She has a delicate personality