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Due date for my girls

Sweet Pea - May 1, 2008
Aspen - May 1, 2008
Destiny - May 5, 2008
Mia - May 5, 2008
Misty - May 10, 2008 (aprox due date)
Flicka - unsure if bred if so May 12, 2008



AHHHHHH :hair:

LOL BUT there is one good thing in all this. If I feel so stressed I maybe able to take a week or a couple days off and then they would all kid and then I can go back to work :D

Am I nuts or what?


praying :pray: I get a new barn for Christmas :christmastree: :xmasangel:
 

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yah but where will I put them all! But thankfully I will have time to build something and I know I have a waiting list for all the kiddos.

OOO babies! I can't wait. Just reading their due dates (if they all settle like they did last year) makes me excited :D
 

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Stacey it looks like we will be pulling our hair out and chewing our finger nails off about the same time.
Here is my line up so far.

Bootsie April 30, 08
Dancer May 4, 08
Angel May 4, 08
Charm May 5, 08

Jewel is being courted by the buck today so her due date will likely be May 14, 08

Now only 5 more does to go.
 

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well then sara you can get your baby fix from all our kiddies and when we are finally able to sit back and rest you can be enjoying us with your pictures of your kiddos :D

Thanks Teresa you make me feel better! I was wondering if I was crazy for breeding that many so close together!

and it does look like Flicka was bred some time this week (I was able to get a closer check on her) so her due date is more then likely closer to Misty's.
 

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Well the thing with a herd is everyone seems to come into heat around the same time. Luckly half my herd had just went in heat days before I got the buck so when he came in he went right to work on the other half as they came in heat so I think the other half will get bred in a couple weeks.

We can call each other crazy but I like all my babies born around the same time so I get it all done and have all my babies bouncing around together. I kinda wish I had gotten them bred earlier but I was waiting on the new girls I had gotten to get their weights up and to settle into the herd. But with May babies atleast it will be warm. This year maybe I won't be sitting on a heating pad waiting for a doe to kid. LOL
 

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you know you are right on that, I will stop fretting and actually know that I have accomplished a good thing - getting it all done at once.


I am always a mess when it comes down to kidding time so this way it will all be within a week to 10 days and my mom will be happy with that :D
 

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Babies Babies Babies!!!

I have My first doe due is Upset on Feb 24, my second due is Ginger on March 16 (she is a first freshener and already showing!!!!) My third due is Sapphire sometime in April, my fourth due is Chenille on April 24 (hopefully she settled this time) And my fifth due is Azriel on May 1st or 7th.
 

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Fritzie you are right on about having the breakdown all at once. LOL Sounds like you bred later this year too. I did early breeding last year and like to have froze.
 

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me freezing isn't the issue with breeding later. I choose to breed later so I don't have to worry about frozen kids.

May is the earliest I will ever breed for
 

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I am breeding late this year because this doe has never kidded before but I would like to have no more after may after this year because it gets so hot.In May thispast year it was in the 90's.
 

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Well the kids didnt seem to be bothered by the cold but they were in the barn. Now the heat is one thing. I have had them born in the heat and you just can't seem to cool them. Hard to find that happy medium sometimes. Here April is the best month to kid so I can see where May would be the best for where you live.
 

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may or June is best here in southern NJ. July, August and early September are way to hot. But mid to late september till mid November are again cool yet warm.

We have very odd weather here.
 

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LOL Believe me Stacey, in my opinion, it is better to have a kidding storm(several does kidding in a brief period) than it is to have them spread out. We have 2 kidding storms set up(first one is 6 does in 4 days and the 2nd is 8 does in 5 days) then the rest are spread out. It seems to be easier on me to pull my hair out in one big bunch than it is to have to wait for those single kidders to kid that are spread out all over the place.

Anyway, you'll have fun regardless :D
 
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