C&D farming kidding thread...

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Well, the wait is over! :lol: Woohooo!

Listen to all -- stop stressing! Poop is yellow, soft & turns brown in week or so. They sleep a LOT, they nurse a little, frequently...for a few days. Those momma goats will wake them when it's time to eat!! Yes, momma's resting, too. YOU need to.

If you are holding them ( who am I kidding, that was a gross under statement! :D =D ), gently feel tummy, just behind rib cage. it will be full, not sunken. In a couple days they will be bouncing off the walls!!!!!

Congratulations, on a job well done & adorable kids!

OH -- be sure you wash your hands after handling the new herd ones -- before you handle the newborns. Just a safety factor until you know all is well.
 

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Yep, you don't want anything to happen and kids can get into the darndest situations! Wrapped in a cord, pulling on it and whatever on other end won't be....or worse, a hot light on hay and a fire!

That is a cutie kid! They all are -- when those 5 start running and jumping, playing tag -- heck, you'll keep them all. :lol: Goat math. It's why we have so many!
 

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Hi all...the kids are doing great...everybody is gaining a lit weight. We had one kidding stall, and then put up a temporary enclosure around Stormy and her kids for the first 48 hrs, as it was recommended to keep everyone together for that for that first period of time. So, this morning, Chris came out to take down the side of the enclosure. Hmmm....to make a long story short, Stormy did not take well to Busty’s kids. She head butted them away...this was in the regular part of the barn...and her kids were not involved...they were just getting close to her. When the kids were playing together it was adorable, but she was making a ton of noise and it was clearly making her upset and scared Busty’s kids back into their box. Then...Busty and Stormy stood squared off in opposite sides of the barn for awhile. No one was hurt...but we decided to put Busty back in her stall today and she can keep her little ones in there.

im sure this is normal. But we are new, and,are unsure how to let it play out....do we intervene...do we let the moms work it out. Will the moms hurt the other kids? Etc?

ok...thanks all!
 

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Won't hurt to let the little families be "just" themselves a few more days. Once the kids are a week or two old, it's totally different. New moms. LOL
AND you have all that white stuff....the kids will get lost in it for a minute or two.

Glad all is well.
 
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