Quintuplets

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by willows, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. willows

    willows Member

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    Dec 18, 2017
    Anyone have a Boer goat have quints? I couldn’t believe our doe had 5 bucklings last night.
     
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  2. MidnightRavenFarm

    MidnightRavenFarm Well-Known Member

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    Jun 4, 2020
    Butler TN
    Omg that is crazy! Poor momma lol
     
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  3. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Wow! A most I've had in my herd in quads but another Boer breeder here in CT did have quints born this year.

    How were the birth weights on all of them? Be sure to weigh daily and introduce the bottle to all five today so they learn it early!
     
  4. willows

    willows Member

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    Dec 18, 2017
    They were 7,7,8,9, and 10. We pulled three of them to bottle feed. Mom is a doing well and we’ll be watching weight gain.
     
  5. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
  6. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Wow can't believe those weights! Keep up the hard work! Would love to see photos
     
  7. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    (clap) :goodjob:
    Man that's a lot of babies.:dazed: Yes, we would love to see pictures.
     
  8. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    WOW! Quints...
    Well congratulations on hitting the baby jackpot...How many are does?
    I’d also love to see pics.
     
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  9. willows

    willows Member

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    Dec 18, 2017
    All boys. IMG_7005.jpg IMG_7004.jpg
     
  10. AndersonRanch

    AndersonRanch Well-Known Member

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    Oct 17, 2020
    California
    Awwww So cute!
    I had my first ever quints this year but 3 were DOA :/ as sad as it was I feel very blessed I got 2 live babies. So thrilled to see all yours made it :)
     
  11. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Congratulations! That is awesome! I have not heard of boer.quints before! The doe must have been huge! Those are great weights for any.newborn! Good job!
     
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  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Wow, you have your hands full.
    Congrats.
     
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  13. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    That's incredible! Having FIVE at once and all full-sized is amazing! Your poor doe. I'll bet she's happy not to be toting that lot around any more!
     
  14. Ashlynn

    Ashlynn Well-Known Member

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    Sep 30, 2017
    Lutz, FL
    Wowwww! All boys of course lol. I hope our goats never have that many at once. That’s a whole lotta goat for momma to be carrying. Glad everyone is healthy so far.
     
  15. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Seriously, 41 pounds of kids not including the amniotic fluid! That's insane!
     
  16. JML Farms

    JML Farms Well-Known Member

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    Dec 31, 2020
    Booger County Texas
    All boys???!!!! That's crazy! Does this doe normally have large litters? Cause that's what this is.....a litter!
     
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  17. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Wow, congratulations! That’s amazing!
    So glad they are all healthy sized!
     
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  18. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    Congrats! We had two sets of quints this past year but I think they’re much more common in NDs than boers. Good luck with them!
     
  19. willows

    willows Member

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    Dec 18, 2017
    She really wasn’t much larger than last year when she had triplets (about 10lbs each) so that’s what I was expecting again for her second kidding. She’s always good about eating minerals, but the last month I was constantly putting more out for her. I had her on 2 lbs of feed the last month and she still lost a little weight so I thought maybe quads. She is very thin now, eating a little feed and lots of good hay so we’ll make sure she gets some extra love. I’ll post a before and after pic.
     
  20. willows

    willows Member

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    Dec 18, 2017
    Got a pic of all before the bottle babies leave later today. IMG_7022.jpg IMG_4099.jpg IMG_7008.jpg