birthing

  1. K

    Lambing Shelter?

    I rescued five dorper sheep last month. Two rams and three pregnant females (two of them VERY PG). We quarantined them for two weeks per the advice of out vet. They are ready to go out back to the back 7 acres but should I keep the females in a smaller, separate shelter until after birthing? We...
  2. C

    How long to wait between twins?

    My GCN ewe gave birth to a healthy ewe lamb sometime around half past 9 this morning. I've moved them to the barn. Mom/Cherry has eaten hay and drunk water. I offered her warm water with molasses, but she doesn't seem to like it. She is still fidgety and pawing the ground. I didn't get her...
  3. RacehorsesRock

    Need Info About Birthing And Weaning

    So guys, hi! I just need some info for a project. Where should foals be kept with their moms? -during birthing -after birth before weaned -during weaning -after that When should you wean a foal? How can you bottle feed a baby? How to take care of orphan foals? How to help mom during birth...
  4. chickchick

    Nigerian dwarf doe accidentally bred by Nubian buck.

    Hey all! I have a Nigerian dwarf doe that I got from my neighbor right before we moved away. They purchased a variety of goats from the auction all at once, including 2 full size bucks, all were pastured together. Momma had a little doe nursing, and I watched daily as a determined buck chased...
  5. chickchick

    New gal on the block, new to Nigerian Goat Herds too!

    Hi everyone! I'm an avid forum reader but never posted questions before. It will be nice to have friendly advice to help me be a good momma for my new goats. Soon to be midwife! I have an situation I would love advice on, I'll post a new thread. Nigerian dwarf doe accidentally bred...
  6. Ferguson K

    Ferguson K's 2016 farrowing thread!

    This thread may not be very fun, I'm afraid. At the moment we only have two females bred. Rita, if she took on her first breeding, is due any day now. She's showing premature signs. Her little tests have started to enlarge and she's slowing on appetite. DH called me frantically to the pen...
  7. Bayle

    Looking for a good book on kidding.

    I have been trying to find a book which is either focused on, or contains a good section on, kidding. Preferably with photos - what's normal, what's not, what to do, etc. There is some very good info on this site, I'm just a real book person. Plus, when that time comes, I'm thinking that no...
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