I swear I am going to lose it (headsmash) I do this every single year. I can always tell when they are for sure going to kid, yet I always end up doing a lot of wishful thinking prior.
Nothing! I could have sworn bessie would go! She was up at the top of the pasture by herself. Her udder is bigger. I got up every 2 hours and swore she was stretching...Nope! Nothing. Udder still isn't full. The bottom is, but everything else is still loose. 0 other signs.
Everybody else is still holding on as well.
Ash's ligs felt softer. I didn't want to make her stand up and check her udder so can't tell you on that.
Bessie is the same. 147, her due date. We will see what she looks like in the morning.
Twinkles ligs felt softer tonight. Don't know about udder.
Bubbles ligs felt noticeably different tonight. Much wider of a squishy area and I could actually feel ligs now since her entire back end is mushy. Barely there. Udder is the same though.
Mary-Lou hasn't changed. She has stayed the same throughout and I thank her for that! Should be easy to tell when she will go.
Anime is getting pretty big in the belly and should have a couple weeks left.
I hope they don’t drive you insane.
I just thought, how you check on their udders and ligaments... imagine the does talking in the stall at night... “Her mind is just barely hanging on by a thread. She’s nearly there.” ops2rofl)
Good luck with them all!
Well, I saw that bubbles udder was significantly larger this morning. Thankfully I am doing chores outside for the next few days so I was keeping tabs on her. Right when I finished my big chore of the month I saw that she had a bunch of goo. Into the kidding pen she goes!
Gave everyone else a quick feel. Bessie's udder is bigger. Twinkles ligs are lower. Mary-lou is the same. Once I got bubble in the barn I heard a very quiet bleat. Ashleigh was standing right outside the gate. And she made a noise! That goat NEVER makes noise. Her udder isn't that much bigger but I think she is having some contraction and ligs feel gone. So, they are both in the pen munching on hay for now. Bubble should go soon, she has pushed a few times.
Didn't go how I hoped 3 doelings and one unknown for bubble. 2 live. I think she is done. Need to feed the one, make sure bubble is nursing the other. Then head out and get some antibiotics. Ash's udder has just has filled but I think she will wait until tonight/tomorrow.
She had quads? I’m so So sorry that the little ones didn’t make it. Sounds like you had a rough delivery. Poor Bubbles! ((HUG))
Two doelings though is good. I hope Ash holds out long enough for you to grab the antibiotics and get Bubble and her girls situated.
Hang in there and keep us posted.
Bubble had quads. Kinda. First one to come out was the one I have in the house. She was a good sized girl and took a bit of pulling. Had a very hard time breathing for the first minute so I swung her. Then I saw another leg coming out. I grabbed it and it felt totally off. Not like a normal kid at all. It wouldn't budge so I pushed it back in. Nothing felt right. Once I got in the birth canal it was pretty easy. Mummified doeling. After that what I thought was an empty sac came out but it had a very decomposed mummified kid. I would guess probably 4 months along. At that point, I went all the way in just to check. Waaay down on the bottom, I felt what I thought was another deceased kid. Until I felt it move. I got her pulled up to the birth canal and got her out after a bit of maneuvering. The last doe born(the live one) is doing great. She was up and nursing within 20 minutes. I brought the other doeling(first born) inside because she just wasn't as strong. I have syringe fed her a couple times and she is finally starting to drink from the bottle now.
I started bubble on a heavy dose of Pen G. She does still have the decomposed placenta hanging out. She passed the healthy one but this one is not moving. I don't know if I should pull it out or?
This is what it looks like
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