I have a small herd and have had 8 births on my farm. This was the first I had to help with, boy was it an experience. I was home alone all day with my two and four year olds with me. The momma had discharge at 12:30. A water bag at 1:30. I sat watching her from 2:30-4:30 when she got up, stopped pushing and was grazing. I went in to start supper for my kids and got them fed. At 5 I went out to watch her more when she began pushing again and NO PROGRESS again. I decided after 30 minutes that even though my husband was due home in a little over an hour and could help I needed to step in. She is a goat I rescued a year ago and will not allow human contact. It took me 30 more minutes to get her in the barn, tied up and got my supplies ready. At 6:10 I was wrist deep and found two feet. I pulled gently and soon out came a upside down and backwards buckling. She is healing nicely, buckling is on his feet and eating, peeing and pooping normally. I received an email from my husband that explained he wouldn't be home till 8:30. Had I waited till when I thought he would be home I'm not sure the little one would have made it. That was quite an experience for me. Glad it's over and the outcome was good.
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