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Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by jodief100, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 14, 2015
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

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    Congratulations on all of the new additions :thumbsup
     
  2. Jan 15, 2015
    jodief100

    jodief100 True BYH Addict

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    Sunshine kidded on Tuesday. She dropped them out in the cold, wet, hard ground instead of the nice warm barn. :somad The boy was too far gone by the time we found him. The girl was up and nursing but a little chilly so Hubby put her under the heat lamp and she is now doing great.

    Nefer had a single boy. She has had quads or triplets for the last 5 kiddings so I don't mind this aberration. I do wish they hadn't all decided to take a break from big litters in the same year. :barnie

    I normally get about 10% singles, about 70% twins and about 20% of triplets with at least one set of quads. So far only one set of triplets and too dang many singles. :he

    23 does down, 17 to go. Vet coming out this weekend to ultrasound the last few. I have 2 PB's who should have been bred by now but aren't showing. Vet couldn't confirm by ultrasound when he was out in October.
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2015
    kinder

    kinder Loving the herd life

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    Just when you think you've got it all figured :hu. That's Mother Nature for you.
     
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  4. Jan 17, 2015
    jodief100

    jodief100 True BYH Addict

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    Vet was out today. Both of the purebreds I was worried about are bred and coming along nicely. We had two commercial does open. They will get some lute to bring them into heat and get tossed in with the boys. :confused:
     
  5. Jan 17, 2015
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    :rolleyes: dang goats!

    They just like to see you hop Jodie! :p
     
  6. Jan 17, 2015
    luvmypets

    luvmypets Herd Master

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    Omg sooo much going on!!!! Im soo subscribing can't get enough pics !
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  7. Jan 18, 2015
    jodief100

    jodief100 True BYH Addict

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    My son took these and sized them small but they were just too cute not to share. Bindi's babies went for a ride.

    bindi riding.jpg
    bindi riding double.jpg
     
  8. Jan 18, 2015
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    I LOVE this! I always think it is so cute when babies climb on mommas! The poor mommas, they are so patient.
     
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  9. Jan 22, 2015
    jodief100

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    Zorya and Peron got altered yesterday. Vet says they have to stay in the house for a week! They are so mad at me. When hubby took them out to potty this morning, Zorya slipped her collar and ran right for the barn!

    Here they are at the vets. They look so sad, I feel horrible. :hit
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  10. Feb 21, 2015
    jodief100

    jodief100 True BYH Addict

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    It has been a difficult week. Temperatures dropped to -19 on Wednesday and got down to -29 yesterday. It is a virtual heat wave out there now at 30 degrees. We are not set up for this kind of cold. The barn is a three walled structure and the field shelter is three walls with metal sides and no electricity. We have been taking water out to the field every 3 hours, it freezes in minutes. The cistern ran dry on Monday and all of the water fill stations are shut down due to the cold. SO we have not had running water for 6 days. We have been filling buckets from the creek to water the goats. The house has buckets of snow melt in the kitchen and bathroom for washing and flushing. On top of all that, we discovered that around -15 degrees our furnace quits working. The oil tank valve is so cold it freezes and stops the flow of oil. It got down to 37 degrees in the house. The furnace starts up again at around 10 degrees once the sun comes out and warms the tank some but in the meantime, someone has to stay and keep the fire going at all times. I told hubby if we get another winter like this we are MOVING!

    AT least no one kidded in all of this. Mabel kidded Sunday, the day before hell froze over. She had twin does. Mabel is the momma of last years buck test winner. I milked her after she weaned her kids. At 4 months into her lactation, not having been milked until then and on one milking a day she gave me 3 quarts a day. She kept that up for two months until I dried her off. She is a milking momma machine! She is a boer/kiko/spanish/who knows cross who is a wonderful momma. She has been locked in the pen with then and a heat lamp all week and they are doing just grand. We turned the light off and let them out once it got to 20 degrees yesterday. Everyone is doing great.

    Here they are at less than an hour old.
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