Supplies for Kidding

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by AlaskaBoers, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    so..

    heres what I use for kidding. :)

    I keep it all in a 1 gallon bucket with a lid.
    Labeled clearly with my name and "Kidding Stuff" ;)

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    Heres what I keep:

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    60cc syringe (for tube feeding)
    stomach tube
    Thermometer
    Surgical scissors
    Dental Floss (for tying umbilical cord)
    Iodine
    film canister for dipping cord in iodine
    gloves
    Ketone test strips (urine test for ketosis) -keep propylene glycol on hand
    Electrolytes Plus (for does after kidding)
    3 3cc syringe/needle combo (just in case)
    Mint udder rub (does like it alot)

    ** not pictured:
    towels or rags....lots
    Nutri Drench labled for goats
    Selenium/Vit e paste, or better yet, Bo-Se


    I'm probably missing a few things...but, kidding season is here in 6 days so I ned to remember quick! :greengrin:
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Boy...KAtrina...you are better prepared than I am...LOL :wink: :D
     

  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Thanks for posting pictures! I'm going to need this stuff shortly.
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    lol
    I may seem prepared, but i'm sure im missing things i'll need later ;)
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    The kids..hehe... :D

    Your list is a good one...can't think of anything more to add right now.... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  6. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    I think i'm keeping my cool rihgt now, I'm expecting them to drag it out and wait till day 155 or something crazy like that :D

    but no ligs in either Rose or Narcie. udders could fill up more. I'm almost more anxious waiting for YOUR kids Pam! ;)
     
  7. heathersboers

    heathersboers New Member

    629
    Sep 5, 2008
    Wilson N.C.
    Wow! You have me beat!!! We have all that stuff, but by the time we find out we HAVE kids-they are nursing or trying to. We still dip the cords and nutri-drench them. The moms love warm water with molasses-we add electrolytes-We do keep powder colostrum on hand just in case- and I will freeze some extra colostrum from the does for the next "bottle babies"" -Lately some of our does don't want to clean off their 2nd kid?? Salt does the trick-just a little sprinkle...***MAGIC***
     
  8. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    thats what I need. extra colostrum.

    i havent needed to use it, but i suppose it would come in handy.
    and your right about finding them all dried up, i'll come back from school to find 1-2 kids born, just hanging out. :p
     
  9. heathersboers

    heathersboers New Member

    629
    Sep 5, 2008
    Wilson N.C.
    Yep! It's like--OOOOHHH we have babies!!!!! YAY! then mom looks at you " I beat ya to it huh?" I love it when it goes that easy!!! thank GOD for great mama's!!!
     
  10. farmergal

    farmergal New Member

    519
    Jun 19, 2009
    Northern California
    Wow this is so helpful, thank you for posting it! I know there's another thread somewhere with kidding supplies, but somehow having the pic is really helpful for this newbie. :)
    In fact you've inspired me to go buy a bucket and make everything look pretty like that :) I've been collecting kidding supplies ever since I got my does 7 months ago but they're currently just scattered on my "vet shelf," in with poultry drench, herbal wormers, conventional wormers, about 5 different types of blood stop/wound care stuff, nipples, syringes, etc...

    Is calcium drench a good thing for a kidding kit too? I just bought some on a whim at the feed store (this happens to me a lot!)... something about milk fever?
     
  11. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    yep I have keto-nia calcium drench. I give them a glug or two into their buckets. alfalfa hsy also has good amounts of calcium.

    oh i have a drawer that has needles, blood stop, wormers, casterater, tattoo supplies, bottles, blood tubes etc! its a mess. lol :)
     
  12. jberter

    jberter New Member

    Wow, and I'll second that Farmergal. THANK YOU.. Having it all in a lidded bucket makes sense to out in the barn close to the birthing stall. Now to copy it all down and start filling the bucket up, I have some of it but nothing like you have listed AlaskaBoers,,, and a picture to,, :) fantastic..

    Betty
     
  13. heathersboers

    heathersboers New Member

    629
    Sep 5, 2008
    Wilson N.C.
    i have a huge toolbox with my supplies in- It got tossed around in the barn and now Betadine is all over everything- I dread cleaning it out-I keep all my supplies in it-syringes,neck chains etc. But a toolbox does work good also (if it stays still)!!
     
  14. goatiegurl*Oh

    goatiegurl*Oh Senior Member

    Nov 10, 2007
    Ohio
    What all do you guys use nutri-drench for? the kids, new moms, moving, shows? I need to get hoof trimmers,so may as well get a few other things while I'm at it lol This is my first year so I don't want to do tattoo's myself,I think I'll have the vet come out and do that,so should I band them myself or let the vet do it?
     
  15. heathersboers

    heathersboers New Member

    629
    Sep 5, 2008
    Wilson N.C.
    We use it for the kids at birth and the mama if she had a hard birth-Banding them is pretty easy-Just get both testicles in the band and thats it-Tattooing is easy too. You can search on how to do it- better yet_ill post directions later on today...
     
  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I know ...how you feel ...about the wait...man... you have been waiting... for a long while ...we are getting closer Katrina...around a week and 3 days.... of course.. they will probably wait.. a little longer... than there due dates.... little brats.. :wink: You Katrina... will be the first to know.... :hug: :greengrin: :wink: :thumbup:
     
  17. goatiegurl*Oh

    goatiegurl*Oh Senior Member

    Nov 10, 2007
    Ohio

    Thanks :)
     
  18. Dentist Glendale

    Dentist Glendale New Member

    1
    Oct 19, 2010
    It's my first time to know that a dental floss is used to tie up the umbilical cord of new born goats. Because of your post, I already knew how useful a dental floss is.