Spot kidded - where on earth did she hide them all?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by keren, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    went into wagga this morning at 9am to pick up feed etc. checked girls before I left and no one looked like she was kidding. got home 11am. was out the front unloading pellets from ute when I heard a new baby squeaking. went outside, ah, spot's had a baby. she was standing back from it freaking out (maiden) and I didnt see any other kids around so I figured she'd only had the one. she wasnt at all big in the belly

    so I was setting up a mothering pen when I looked over the other corner of the yard - there's another kid. So I grabbed him and put them together

    the doe came over to sniff them so I stepped back a bit, happened to look in the third corner of this pretty big yard - there's a third kid and its dead

    went over there - it was flat on its side but breathing

    so there is the tiniest kid I have ever seen tucked up in front of my fire - she's 1.3 kg and my herd averages 3.5kg. she's had a tube feed

    spot now loves the little buck cos he managed to get to his feet and have a drink, but the other little girl she doesnt really want. she hasnt got to her feet yet and I bottle fed her

    looks like I've got poddy kids

    I swore she'd only have one, she wasnt very wide

    she's not a deep doe either so I have no idea where she was hiding them
     
  2. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Oh @#$!

    Sounds rough! Poor little kiddos.

    So where's the pictures? :wink:
     

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: Oh @#$!

    its good that you found the third, didnt think he's last much longer.

    so are these boer?
     
  4. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Re: Oh @#$!

    FB SA Boer and ridiculously well bred kids.

    E5 - doe kid - 1.3kg - currently inside bundled up in front of the fire, I've given her colostrum directly into the stomach. still alive so fingers crossed she will pull through

    E6 - buck kid - 2.8kg - very lively, walking round and suckling from the doe all by himself, she loves him.

    E7 - doe kid - 2.6kg - fairly weak but took 100ml from the bottle then had a small feed from mum. She's outside with mum, mum isnt sure whether she loves her or not yet lol

    There were about 3 places I was supposed to stop on the way home, but didnt end up or I forgot. Lucky I did otherwise tiny girl would have been dead.

    Photos and names will come when I know they are going to survive. I'm a bit skeptical about tiny
     
  5. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    wittle triplets! woohoo congrats Keren! I hope they all pull through.

    bottle babies are cute though :wink: (TO START OFF WITH BWAHAHAHA)

    LW
     
  6. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Just to update, the little boy is doing well, he's cuddled up to mum with a full belly

    The red bummed doe kid cant stand, has had two bottle feeds plus a feed off mum, and I've brought her inside for the night. I dont want her to get cold overnight because mum isnt sitting with her, plus she cant stand to feed herself.

    The tiny kid has defied all odds and is doing brilliantly! She's now sucked two bottles, plus the tubing I gave her earlier. She is actually skwarking a little bit now and looking around.

    Photos will come ...
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh I hope the two girls make it for you :worried: :pray:
     
  8. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    I think they will stacey :greengrin:

    I still cant understand where she fitted them :? no wonder the poor girl had gotten so thin in the last 1 - 2 wks
     
  9. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    I hope the little girls will keep up the good work and survive and thrive!! :) I enjoyed this thread so much, I am a sucker for a good ending ;) I just hope that Little Girl and Tiny continue to do well for you! Sounds like you know what you are doing :greengrin:
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I felt the same way when Sweet pea kidded with quads last year (at least this year she looked big enough)
     
  11. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    tiny is screaming the house down wanting a drink :greengrin:
     
  12. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Glad to hear they are doing well!
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    congrats keren.... :leap: I am glad they are OK... :wink: :hug:
     
  14. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

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    Mar 2, 2008
    Congrats to you on your great timing and for the new babies. I hope they all three do great.... here's pulling for Tiny and her sister. :clap:
     
  15. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    congrats on the trips!!! :stars:
     
  16. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Congrats....definately sounds like the bitty one will make it, great timing on your part too, :hug:
     
  17. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Pics are in a thread in the photo board :)

    They are sooooo strong this morning, Tiny even more so than her sister.
     
  18. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Congrats! I'm glad that they are doing better! :D
     
  19. citylights

    citylights New Member

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Hey, keep us posted and get some pics up.... I HATE losing any baby; I just take it so personally.....