Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending - Fluffy pics

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Epona142, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Hi all! Rudy, one of the new goats I got recently, is showing signs of labor now. Her udder practically doubled in size since yesterday, maybe even since this morning, as I find it hard to believe I wouldn't have noticed that this morning. No ligs, they were very very soft yesterday and soft the day before, and some white discharge.

    She is also showing signs of discomfort, so I separated her and left her alone. I'll check on her periodically, since she's a FF and I want to ensure I do everything right this time.

    Why do goats pick cold fronts to have kids in! We have a week of 70-80 degree weather after Hope drops her kids on a chilly night, and now here we are on the first day of another cold front . . . maybe she's just teasing me?

    I'll keep you updated. :)
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Rudy showing signs of labor

    haha sounds about right LOL
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Rudy showing signs of labor

    yep... she sounds like she is getting closer... :wink:
     
  4. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Rudy showing signs of labor

    I took a quick shot of her udder so you can see how BIG it is!! Especially compared to just a little while ago. She's still just in very early stages so I'll let her be for a while.

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  5. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Rudy showing signs of labor

    hehehe - looks like you got yourself some more kids coming!! :leap:
     
  6. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Re: Rudy showing signs of labor

    DEFINITELY looks like babies are coming!!! Good luck!!!
     
  7. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Re: Rudy showing signs of labor

    Wahoo! Babies coming your way! :stars:
     
  8. BetterBuckskins

    BetterBuckskins New Member

    386
    Feb 1, 2009
    Taxachusetts
    Re: Rudy showing signs of labor

    Nice udder, kids soon yea.... :leap:
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Rudy showing signs of labor

    lookin good... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  10. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Rudy showing signs of labor

    Well, that was scary. My chest still feels tight.

    The first baby presented with one leg back and she couldn't push him out so I opened the sack and helped her by pulling him out as she pushed. Beautiful little baby!

    The second one had both legs back and I had to go in and get him out. I was so scared I wouldn't get it out in time and she was trying so hard. But out it came in the end!

    Two beautiful, gorgeous little . . . boys! :angry:

    But they are healthy and up on their feet and nursing and she is caring for them GREAT. She did such a wonderful job. I'm just glad I didn't mess up too much. I bounced her real well and she is just all squishy, so we're done.

    Here we go:

    First boy:

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    Second boy:

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    Both:

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  11. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    congratulations! Darn on the boys though! They are really pretty! wow

    So you have one left if Cowbell (previously Honey) settles on the unplained breeding right?
     
  12. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! :stars: you did wonderful!

    What cute looking boys also!! You will want to put your girl on a round of pen since you had to go in.
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    Adorable...wow you did it .....you have to give yourself a pat on the back and here is a :hug:
    you should be proud of yourself... :wink:
    One thing to know...If the kids are stuck ...or not coming out the right way.....there is no need to panic....take it slow ...take a deep breath...and think of how the kid is positioned...picture it in your mind... ...first reposition kid to correct position....as momma pushes...pull the kid with every contraction.....As long as the umbilical cord is still attached ...they are still getting oxygen...while inside....if the cord is broken inside ....in which... is not very common the kid will suffocate.... if not pull soon enough...

    great work mom... :wink: :thumbup:
     
  14. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    Yes I will be starting her on penn asap.

    And yes, there is still Cowbell! She has always thrown triplets according to her last owner so maybe I'll get lucky then.

    These are such gorgeous little kids, it was such a disappointment to see they were boys, but what matters is they and momma are healthy!

    Edited to add: Trying not to brag a little, but I was pleased with myself. Even with the problems, I kept very cool and got them out without freaking. Thank goodness for all my experience with critters of all kinds giving birth! It was only after wards I felt like I was gonna have a heart attack!
    :ROFL:
     
  15. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    nice! very cute!

    and good job on not freaking out, very important to keep you calm, as well as the doe.. :) :)
     
  16. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    I ment to add "good work on being level headed. People tend to freak out at the idea but when it comes down to it, you just do what you got to do. I hardly remember assisting with Sweet Pea's quad delivery. I can picture the one head of the one kid and the legs of the other, next thing I remember is having the two on the towl rubbing them off. It goes by in a blur"
     
  17. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Beautiful coloed boys too!

    You need a great big hug....and a pat on he back, you did VERY WELL helping Rudy :hug:
     
  18. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    Poor Rudy was way more freaked than me. I felt so bad for her! I don't think she even realized she had a second kid until it started crying and I stuck it under her nose. But after that she dived right into cleaning them.

    I sure hope I can find good homes for all these little boys . . . :shocked:
     
  19. crocee

    crocee New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Northeast Arkansas
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    Congratulations on the babies even if they are boys. They are so cute. Please send some kidding vibes to my does, I want babies. :GAAH:
     
  20. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Re: Rudy kidded - hard birth but good ending

    Congratulations!!! I know the :boy: :boy: feeling! At least they got here and are healthy! Congrats!!!