Goat Shaman's Goats and other Critters

Goat Shaman

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Haven't been on this forum in a while, so here are some updates. I keep a goat log, so here's a brief summary of the life of my goats since last February:


3/5: 1 buckling born to Nakera (Wanda's 2019 daughter)

3/9: Put Idima up for sale

3/11: Sold Buckley and Vita (Eshki's daughter)

3/25: Bought 2 does from neighbor. Named them Bessie & Francesca.

4/5: One doeling born to Periwinkle.

4/6: Sold Nakera, her baby, and Wanda’s babies

4/24: Stopped milking Darla, milk depleted

6/1: Renamed Bessie to Molly.

6/6: Mobile vet comes to treat goats.

6/24: Francesca passes away, possibly of coccidiosis.

7/25: Darla passes away, possibly also coccidiosis, but she had other problems such as abcesses.

9/24: Kylem (about 25 lbs. Nigerian dwarf buckling) & Wanda (about 150 lbs. Nubian/Boer cross doe) mating activity observed.

11/21: Vet visits to treat Eshki’s mastitis. Stopped milking for a month.

12/21: Resumed milking Eshki, but there was very little.

12/28: Stopped milking Eshki.

I recently checked Wanda, and her udder is filling, which indicates that the little male managed to breed her. He's IMG_1043 on the Feb. 4 post but mostly grown up now. Attached is a picture I took the day they bred. I noticed my goats tend to sit next to each other after mating.
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You should visit more often. We all love to communicate, especially with cute animals coming along to discuss and enjoy. :)
 

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On Tuesday 1/19, Periwinkle, my oldest doe, just gave birth to 2 babies (plus one unfortunate stillborn.) Her daughter also gave birth, but the baby had problems and only lasted until just this night. :(

Here are Periwinkle's babies. The darker one is a doeling, and the lighter one is a buckling:
 

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On Tuesday 1/19, Periwinkle, my oldest doe, just gave birth to 2 babies (plus one unfortunate stillborn.) Her daughter also gave birth, but the baby had problems and only lasted until just this night. :(

Here are Periwinkle's babies. The darker one is a doeling, and the lighter one is a buckling:
I love the grey coloring, so adorable!
 

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Molly had just delivered triplets! Hopefully they'll all survive, if so it'll be a first for triplets born here. The 2 black ones are male, and the tricolor is female!
 

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On the 2nd of February, I learned the hard way how important it is to separate related goats. Raina gave birth to a baby with crippled forelegs, who passed away on the 4th. I wanted to keep her son Kylem for breeding since he was so handsome, but he got to his mom. I will do my best in the future to keep relatives separate.

On a light note, Raina is a very good mom, and she's actually helping Molly raise her 3 babies. I've never seen two moms help raise same babies before; there's usually rejection of kids that aren't the mom's. Raina is, after all, the paternal grandma.
 

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It's going to be freezing for my little babies. I have 2 with pajamas on; I wish I had more pajamas for the tiny ones.
 
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