SSN 2021 Kidding Thread

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by SandyNubians, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Woohoo! I've made it another year! Most of the girls should be bred at this point so I figured it should be time to put this up. Earliest anyone should be due is early jan, and I think only 1 of them is due around then. The rest should be due Early-Mid march. Almost everyone was bred back in august, but they all ended up going back into heat in October.

    Only early girl(I think) Due Jan, 8th is Winnie the sheep. She is a 1.5yo Katahdin(mix) ewe bred to cowpoke my KatahdinX ram

    Then in no particular order. I haven't gone through and done Due dates yet, but most should all be due the first 2 weeks of march.

    Boers/Boer X are bred to Tarzan a BoerxAlpine % buck

    Rootbeer(Not bred yet)
    Twinkle toes
    Not confirmed/Unsure if I will breed, May 2019 does

    Nigerian Dwarfs/Mini. All are/should be bred to Peewee

    Butter(Not bred yet)
    Biscuit(Nit bred yet)
    Mara(Not bred yet/Unsure if I will breed)
    Ginger(If she puts more weight on, if not she will not be bred. 9yo, this would be her last kidding)

    And the other Dairy X girls bred to tarzan

    I also have a few ewes who should be lambing they would all be bred to Cowpoke my Katahdin/St Croix ram

    Sheep #1 a big Merino girl
    Sheep #2 a big Suffolk girl
    Winona a Jacobs
    And Winnie a Katahdin

    I think that is all! Except for my Gertie girl, rootbeers June 2019 doe. I don't think I will breed her until at least mid-2021. So there should be 16 kidding/lambing, possibly 19-21 if I end up breeding everyone. Fingers crossed all does well this year! I will try and get some pics up later.
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  2. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Yay! Great to see you again Sandy! I hope all goes well this time for you. :neat:

  3. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Yes..I'm ready to see some :goatkiss: pictures from you !!!
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  4. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    Oh boy I get to watch and cheer you on! I’m so excited to see peewee’s kids this year. I’ll bet he’s gotten bigger and more Bucky. He was such a little squirt when you got him. Tarzan, I’ll bet is handsome as always.

    I can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures (especially Mara) I’ve been so invested in following your herd I’m as excited as If they were mine. :)

    I know you’ve been super busy, so I’ll be patient ... not ;)
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Well, still no pictures. Windy and cloudy today, then lots of rain and snow the next week.

    Rather interesting day. A neighbor called and said that 4 sheep had been killed, 5 more injured by dogs. Asked if I had seen any. I hadn't. A few minutes later I go out and see a dog running towards the pasture whining/barking...prey drive. I quickly got over there before anything happened and got the dog inside. I saw this dog a few days prior but didn't know where she lives. I called the non-emergency dispatch and they sent someone out. They found someone who knows the owner quite quickly. They took her and that was about it. Then the actual owner showed up. Was she ever rude! "Um, so what did my dog SUPPOSABLY do to your animals!?" ...Nothing. I just didn't want any hurt and didn't know where she lives. "So your first option was to call the cops!?"...I mean, I had no idea where she lives at and last thing I wanted was the dog to come back when I am not home and kill my livestock. Pretty suspicious that she shows up not even an hour after I talked to the sheep owner. Of course, her dog "Is friendly, and she would never do that! She probably just wanted to play" She clearly didn't see her when I walked her past the rabbit pen! That dog didn't want to play. Some people. On top of that, poor ginger the oldest girl. I'm not sure if it was stress from the dog or what. Not long after I went in after all that I saw her lying in the pasture doing the dying goat kicks. I got out and carried her to the barn. Pumped her with probios, antibiotics(she has had a bit of a runny nose) and B-complex. Her temp was cold. She is now eating and walking ok, but I worry she may not make it through the night. Days like these, though few and far between, suck.
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  7. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    I would rather talk to a jerk..about THEIR Responsibilty running loose. Than have to clean up the destructive aftermath. I think you did the right thing. The owner of the dog should be grateful to you. Hang in there. You did a very kind thing for that dog. Your Goats are alive & well. The dog wasn't shot..hes been rescued. And the Jerk will always be a jerk. So 2.out if 3 are :great:..

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  8. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Yeah, just frustrating to have to deal with it in the first place. Like was said to the officers, I have no issues with dogs as long as they aren't bothering anything. There are several other dogs that come and go from my property but none of the care for the animals. If I see this dog again, if she is actively hurting any animals, S.S.S. If she is trying to get them but not hurting them...either the dog mace or bear spray if she won't leave. Sweet dog. She just has crazy high prey-drive and should be contained for her safety, and also the safety of other animals. Having an attitude doen't help anybody and now I have yet another neighbor who doesn't like me.
  9. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    That's ok..those kind of neighbors aren't worth having. Not reliable.! I'm not as patient as you are. I tell the people one time. If the dog is on my property after that....he just disappears. Hmmmmmm. So I understand your frustration. But I also know the devastation the dogs can do. So I choose the SSS...and then no reason to talk to the jerks anymore...right? Hang in there.
  10. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    Prayers sent for sweet Ginger! I really hope she gets better poor thing!
    I hate people who let their dogs go unchecked. I don't give them a second chance I opt to take out any threat. I'm not losing my animals to a dog. Yes, I feel sorry for taking a life,but it's better than losing 5 like your neighbor.

    If the dog isn't near the goats I let them Waunder home after shooing them off ...but showing too much interest...SSS
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  11. YouGoatMe

    YouGoatMe Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2020
    Praying for Ginger! I hope she makes a full recovery. I'm so scared of dog attacks here. There are so many strays and people let their dogs run loose all the time.
  12. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    How's Ginger this morning?
  13. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    She is still alive. Just not well. She walked around and ate this morning. I have a heater and blankets on her with all the food she wants but she isn't moving. As much as I want to get the vet out, It just doesn't seem worth it at her age. I will put her down if she is in pain, but she seems OK right now. I think she is almost 10yo and with all the dental issues she had and the weight loss, I just don't have much hope for her as it is getting colder. 9°F windchill right now and everyone is shivering. Hoping the blanket and heater are making her more comfortable.
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  14. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Same here. It drives me crazy. It should be their job as it's owner to keep it safe, just as it is my job as the owner of my livestock to keep them safe.

    Just scares me a bit as someone from fairly close to here once shot 2 dogs that were harassing his sheep. It was ruled as a justified shooting. Owners tracked him down, broke into his house and beat him! He ended up in the hospital. Some people, and I am not going to mention any breeds here, but especially people with this breed seem to think their dog wouldn't hurt a fly and that anyone who thinks otherwise is just making it up because they hate the breed. I have a german shepherd, one of the more powerful/dangerous dog breeds. He is dog reactive, which many are known to be. People are scared of them because of it. I do not sugar coat it, he can and quite possibly WILL kill another dog if it gets too close to us or is on our property. Especially near the animals. Do I let him do that, no. I don't want my dog hurt or responsible for something like that, but I am not hiding and saying he is friendly or just wants to play. He doesn't. They seriously(and even the cops) didn't seem to understand a dog can be super friendly with people and other dogs, but have high prey drive and want to kill anything that runs, or be fine with prey and humans but hate dogs, etc. I thought about apologizing to the neighbor for calling the cops first instead of looking for her, but I decided not to. I don't think I'm in the wrong, and maybe I sound rude but I hope they got a dog at large fine and have to keep their dog contained like she should have been in the first place.
  15. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    I did manage to get some pictures of the girls. Not the best as it is cold, windy, rained and snowed last night and I still don't have the barn ready yet.

    Back to front. Abbey, Tala, and Mara

    Sheep #2 (No name yet) I just got these girls in September. Wasn't able to get them shorn before it got too cold. Still skittish but getting better. These girls are HUGE pushing 470lbs for #2 and 340lbs for #1
    Sheep #1

    Left is Winne and right is cowpoke the ram they are bred to

    These pics are harder to see, everyone was trying to eat at once on a feeder I still need to fix. Left to right. Chonk(2020 kid not going to be bred) Gertie, Mary-Lou, and Bubble

    Mara giving me her "Go away" Face.


    Left(or back) to right(or front). MaryLou, Lady, Not sure, Anime, and bubble. IMG_20201108_143136026.jpeg


    I couldn't get pictures of, Ash, Winona, Meredith, Rootbeer, Twinkle, Sarsparilla, or biscuit. I will try and get those when it isn't so windy.

    Just for viewing pleasure here is this years batch of keepers(Chonk is staying as well)

    Back to front. Rain, Dog, and Birds
    And Half blind Huata who is always on my tail!
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  16. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Good lookin' critters.

    Sheep #2 looks like a rich lady in a giant fur coat with that wool of hers. Like Cruella De Vil or someone like that.:lolgoat:
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  17. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Awww look at all those cuties! I agree...she does look like she is wearing a huge mink lol
    So glad to see you enjoying all your girls & buck.
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  18. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    Oh poor sweet thing! Can she wear a sweatshirt or wool sweater? Oh I’d be in that neighbors face right now!
    Praying hard for her!

    All dogs have a hunting instinct and no matter their sweet disposition they can and will act on it. Don’t second guess yourself, you’re a responsible dog owner and that fool of a neighbor needs to understand animals will do what they’re bred for....ugh I hate people who wear blinders where their animals are concerned it’s so frustrating. My sweet 3legged shipoo (shitzu poodle cross) loves everyone and is buddies with all my baby goats. Even Trying to foster them...but she’ll snap at them if they play too rough (or she thinks they are.
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  19. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    Oh my Mara is looking more like her sweet mama everyday. I love the look it’s her spunk showing :)
    All the girls look great, shiny and healthy!
    Those sheep are adorable (and fuzzy) too cute!
  20. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    We lost ginger Friday night, along with a wether sheep. Looks like he got stepped on by the horse in an unfortunate accident. Ginger looked like she was getting better, but I woke up Saturday morning and she was already gone. That was a bad start to the weekend.

    Anyway, it's been pretty boring and non-eventful since. I am getting hay tomorrow I hope. That's when it always feels real. Once I get the barn cleaned and ready and get the winters hay. Maybe wishful thinking but I think Winnie seems to be getting rounder. She should have about 50 days left if she is bred. That's about all that is happening, lol. I think tala and abbey may have been bred last week but never actually saw anything happen so we will see.