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  1. Jun 16, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    What @Mini Horses said is so true, especially about the after care, my neighbor didn't give her goats anything before or after kidding.....and the goat that I said llooked like yours had triplets, she died a week after kidding, I I brought two of the kids to my house to bottle feed and she fed one....they still are content at their new homes as pets (that was 2 years ago) :highfive:
     
  2. Jun 16, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Offer her free choice loose minerals and in a separate container, dolomite lime. I found dolomite lime at Lowes, labeled garden lime. I give it to my sheep when pregnant and nursing. Sometimes they ignore it, other times they eat it like candy. I observed my lambs eating fresh dirt kicked up in a gopher mound a few years ago. So I offered them Azomite and they tore it up. I originally got it to put in the garden, my soil is pure sand, but if the sheep like it, what the heck, they can have some too.

    https://azomite.com/
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    How is your girl doing ?
     
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  4. Jun 17, 2019
    campingshaws

    campingshaws Loving the herd life

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    Still hanging in there! She’s acting a bit restless tonight and keeps nosing around the feed and the hay, but not really eating it. Well, she’s trying to make me a liar by scarfing it down. I give her a scoop in the morning and it takes her all day to finish it.

    Kids are very active in there. Ligs feel deep and loose, and she looks even more sunken this morning. I have 11 staff right now and I’ve made them all read and watch videos on signs of labor. :lol:
     
  5. Jun 17, 2019
    campingshaws

    campingshaws Loving the herd life

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    It’s hard to tell and I know the lighting is different, but I didn’t take pics of her the past few days. So that’s saturday, and this morning.
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    I know she’s super thin, there’s not much else I can do for that right now. I gave her celery leaves this afternoon and she really liked those. I wormed the 13th. I gave her drench on wheat bread as a snack, she liked that too. I finally god the red cell, so we can start that in the morning.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2019
    Baymule

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    She's probably in the best home she's ever had in her whole life. I can see the peace in her eyes.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2019
    campingshaws

    campingshaws Loving the herd life

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    :hugs :hugs
     
  8. Jun 18, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

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    She sure looks ready, she probably has had pleanty of experience kidding, but really start giving her the red cell so she can get what she needs...being thin and all the moving she has gone through has put stress on her, poor girl is lucky to fimally have a wonderful home :hugs:clap:clap:clap
     
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  9. Jun 18, 2019
    campingshaws

    campingshaws Loving the herd life

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    Well, I think she does look a bit wider today. Keeping my guess at kidding in 5 minutes to 5 weeks. :lol:

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  10. Jun 18, 2019
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    i'm chiming in late but I agree that a. she looks like an older doe who has lost her girlish figure, b. she is definitely carrying a load in there and c. she is thin but I have read everything you are doing for her and as you continue that her condition will improve greatly. sit with her on her level don't stand above her. remember she is a prey animal and things looming over her will make her nervous, give her treats and slowly but surely she will learn to trust you. thanks for saving the old gal.