C&DFarming 2020 kidding thread❤️🐐

Duckfarmerpa1

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Ok, here we go! A ton has changed on the farm since last year! First, we went from 2goats to..well, at one point we had 16, now we have a nice 10. 3 does, 1 buck, 1 Wether and the rest are doelings from December and January. So my 3 does are bred....looking at late September/October kids. These guys will be bottle babies and sold?? Unless we get 1-2 really special ones. My farm exploded over the past year..and although goats are my very favorite Animals, tge6 are also a ton of work..as you all know! So, We plan to sell? Last year we only sold one...🤣❤🐐.
So, up first I have Honey..my ND, blue eyed girl....sweet as pie..but impossible to milk..ugh! She only ha$ one kid last year. We bought them as a set. Sugar is the kid..white with tan moonspots and blue eyes.❤❤ My buck, Ferdinand is also a blue-eyed ND. So, pretty sure the kids will be nice blue eyed.🤣❤🐐

Then Busty..my Kinder doe...she’s my herd leader. I love this goat sooo much. She can be strong headed, Last year she had triplets...made wayyy too much milk, we had to milk he4 down and keep her in the stand so she would le5 them nurse...ugh. But, she is an awesome mom....it was just she makes a ton of milk. She’s still this way. I have to stop milking her in August. We have two calves so I’m taking advantage of her milk for them. She gave me two agouti bucklings and a chestnut doeling. Shes Busty’s mini me. Fell in love the second I saw her. We sold the one buckling because Kinder bucks are too big to breed to my girls. We made the other into a wether...my ❤Willy.

3rd is Brandy..mini oberhasli. We bought her from a big dairy farm. She was skittish and super skinny. I grained her pretty good on the stand and now she’s a good milker. Never had one issue with her standing for me. She was a FF , one kid..doeling. bought her niece.

So, I’ll be writing about the nex5 few months ...and if I’m forgetting anyth8ng..I’d love th3 tips! I know it’s an odd time of year for kids....but many people were asking us for kids....so, we decided to go for it..since I’m for sure not selling mine!!
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Thanks for the nice comments...it’s starting to hit me that I’m going to be kidding very soon again. I switched the grain to alfalfa for Busty and a Brandy while I milk. Busty is such a stinker...she loves alfalfa when she’s....got no choice🤣. But, after taste grain...she’s digging through the bowl. I used to layer it..alfalfa on the top. she always knew how to pick the good stuff out,.what a goat!🤣🤣. Now she’s throwing the alfalfa all over the place searching for the grain!🤣😩. Plus she’s kicking the bowl. Yes, I milk old school. We had..still have..milk machines. One, super ex
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Dexter
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Dixie(my only doe, rest or wethers)
you better catch up! Buy some does so you can go nuts during kidding season!🤣❤🐐😩
 

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Yes, we are looking for 2 registered boer does or doelings so we can use one for breeding and the other for 4H market goat
 
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