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Ridgetop

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Hey ya'll, how often should I be checking on Hot Lips now that her ligaments appear to have softened completely? Should I be staying with her?
Quietly watching s best. We had a doe who would stop her labor if we went to check on her. She was a dairy doe and we removed the kids, bottle fed, and milked her. I think she wanted to keep her babies to herself.

One year she had quad bucklings, and we let her keep 2 and DD1 raised the other 2 on bottles as a Science Fair project to see whether the dam raised or bottle raised kids gained better.
 

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Won't be long...just wait. That's usually the hardest part. Most often they kiss without issue. It's amazing!

ETA...just watch frequently, don't annoy her. When she's up & down within minutes, you'll know she's gonna push very soon. Hey, I love her name!😁
Crap! What do I do about cords and how much/long should mama bleed?
 

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Are you saying she has had kids and now has a cord hanging??? If so, how many?

If so, there will be some blood, after all they just broke the umbilical cord. Yes that crap hangs there a little while, she'll expell it, do not pull it. Having, them, their nursing...it all releases hormones to make her pass after birth. Usually that happens 30 min to a few hrs after kidding. Actual blood loss is minimal, although it looks worse. It might drip out 3 tablespoons, looking like 3 cups.

New experience. Don't panic.
 
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