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Stripes Kidding Thread

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by SandyNubians, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Feb 28, 2017
    SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Ridin' The Range

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    Hi!, I am new to BYH, but I am loving it already! @SandDherds told me that I may like this website. My mother and she were good friends but she recently moved out of state. I heard she was selling her herd, and I loved her does so I bought 2 of them. I got a beautiful Nubian/LaMancha/Boer mix doe, and also got a Nigerian. I myself had 5 Nubian does and an alpine and was planning to expand my herd anyways. So it was great timing! Unfortunately what I thought was going to be a mild winter turned out to be a terribly bad winter. In fact, it was the worst winter in over 10 years! We got over 4 feet of snow in about a month, and I had bred most of my does to kid in Late December to Early January. Bad idea! The temps were very low and the night 2 of my does kidded it was -20 with a wind chill of -35 (From what I was told anyways) unfortunately they does showed no signs of labor and I lost triplets from one doe (2 bucks and a doe) and twins from the other (buck/doe) i didn't think they would kid. Bags weren't full, ligs were still present, No goo and no unusual behavior. I checked once at around midnight and nothing, so i called it a night. That morning I was heart broken! The kids were absolutely beautiful! Fast forward almost a week and the other 2 Nubian does, and the alpine all have textbook kiddings and i get 7 kids out of the three, and also buy a registered Nubian buckling bottle baby for a future herd sire. About one week after they delivered we got a terrible freezing rain storm and that mixed with the snow was enough to collapse my barn. The roof killed one doe and her 2 kids on impact from what I saw, the other kids all froze after the heating lamps got crushed (thank god no fire!) i was almost able to save 2 kids, but they were just too cold. They died about an hour after I found them. One other doe had sustained terrible injuries to her back and the vet recommended that I put her down. The alpine doe made it out but later died (vet said internal bleeding). After that, I was left with a Nigerian, 2 Nubians and anime. I had a close friend board them at their place for a few weeks while I repaired my entire barn. After it was fixed I got all my girls back and settled in, and that bring us to the present day. Honestly, in the end, it is pretty much my fault a few days before the incident I had to put down my LGD Lobo, due to bone cancer and that was possibly one of the worst things I have ever had to do, so I was really distracted and not thinking straight, and I should have taken some weight off of the roof.

    I totally forgot I had bred Stripe later than all my other does, cause i couldn't find an oberhasli stud!



    Stripe is a registered Nubian who is bred to a registered Oberhasli buck. This is Stripes 4th freshening she is currently 6yo. She has only had twin and triplet births but I'm starting to think she might just have a single, i don't know maybe she is just really good at hiding them. She was exposed from October 10th to November 19th, but she is normally bred about a week after the buck comes. We are 10 days away from her earliest kidding date! and about 15 days away from what i expect to be her kidding date. This will be her first kidding her!:love



    I am really starting to get excited for these/this kid(s)!:weee They(it) should be an amazing milker(if it is a doe, LOL). Stripe milks out at about 1/2 gallon a day, and the father has absolutely amazing milking lines in him! I also have a nubian and a Nigerian who should be bred for late june - early july kids. It is not an ideal time, but my friend who boarded them had them in with a buck. I also have anime who might actually be bred, but... that chance is really slim so we will see. Sorry that this whole post is so long I just had to get everything off of my chest!

    Anyways that's about it here are some pics!

    (Sorry all the pictures are so big i don't know how to make them smaller:hide)
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    This was taken about a week ago. Single? Twins? Trips?




    DSC_0006.JPG Stripe:love




    I will post some pictures of her udder from 5 days ago and another from today. It is not much different but it did get a little bigger.
     
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  2. Feb 28, 2017
    SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Ridin' The Range

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    Finally got to taking some pictures! I had a vet out today to look at one of animes horns (she got it stuck in a fence) so I asked them if they also do ultrasounds and they do! So I got one on stripe and they "think' she is having 2!!!:weee:weee


    Does anyone know why vets never tell you how many there is?
    Every time I have gotten an ultrasound done they never tell me how many they think there is. Why is that?


    anyways here is her bag from the 22nd
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    And here is one from today
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    I mean it's not that much of a difference but when I woke up and fed them the first thing I said was " Oh, Her udder got bigger!":idunno I will probably be able to update every 2 days or so because of school:th
    I should be able to get pictures and update Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
     

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  3. Feb 28, 2017
    Goatgirl47

    Goatgirl47 True BYH Addict

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    I am SO sorry about what happened to most of your goats (and your LGD).:hit :hugs That is just awful!

    Stripe is beautiful! We have two Nubian does too, I love love the Nubian breed! And I have always wanted an Oberhasli buck (or a doe would be fine :D) to breed to my goats, but honestly it seems like Louisiana is one of the worst places to buy good goats! Hardly anybody tests for Johnes, CAE, and CL. Hence the reason why most of our goats were from Texas.

    Can't wait to see her kid(s)! Last year three of our does had Ultrasounds. They were all carrying twins, and if I remember correctly, only with one of them - our Mini-Lamancha - the vets weren't certain whether or not she really did have twins (it ended up she did - one of them is in my profile picture).


    BTW, the bigger the pictures the better. ;)
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Wow! Nice to meet you and welcome from northern Minnesota! I am so so sorry about your losses :(
     
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    norseofcourse

    norseofcourse Herd Master

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    Welcome from Ohio, and I'm so sorry for all your losses, that's just heartbreaking. Good luck with Stripe and her upcoming kids!
     
  6. Mar 1, 2017
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    BlessedWithGoats True BYH Addict

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    Welcome to BYH!
    So sorry about the goats that you lost. I understand the heartache of losing them, I have had a rough winter as well and lost too many. So so sorry. :hugs
    Congrats on the upcoming kids! I pray all goes well and she has healthy happy kids!
     
  7. Mar 1, 2017
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    Pamela Loving the herd life

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    Where at in Idaho are you? It has been a brutal winter. We have been blessed to not have the brunt of it. Out north of us is under a large amount of ice and water.
    so sorry about your rough losses.. this winter has made outside chores a round the clock business.
    Good Luck with Stripe!!!
     
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    TAH

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    Sorry for your losses!

    Hope you have a wonderful kidding season!

    If you lived closer to oregon I would have let you use my oberhasli buck.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2017
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    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    Greetings and welcome to BYH! So glad you found your way to us! We're always ready to welcome and accept new members :D =D Sorry you've had such a rough recent past... Losing your dog, then your barn and the barn causing the loss of many of your goats... Wow... so much loss. I'm glad you're recovering and replenishing. Hopefully all will go well moving forward. Thanks for sharing all those pics... we're a bunch of pic-a-holics here :confused: We have a really great group of active & experienced goat folks here and there's a wealth of info in the various threads. Please make yourself at home and browse around. By all means feel free to post at will!
     
  10. Mar 3, 2017
    SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Ridin' The Range

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    Thanks everyone! I'm living in the parma area but I spend more time in the TSC in Oregon lol. It has been a terrible winter! multiple buildings have caved in in my area.

    There isn't much change in stripe. She is alittle puffy in her back end, and there has been alittle discharge. I ordered a game cam to hopefully catch my neighbors dog in action (it has been killing my chickens and rabbits and took one of my bottle new buckling) so I also threw in a video monitor! I am so exited I am looking for websites that would allow me to live stream but so far I haven't found any. Lol I am obsessed with the giraffe cam and want to do something like that with stripe. 7 days away from day 150 if she was bred on the first day.


    Udder picture from today (Sorry about the quality I didn't have my good camera)
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