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Wehner Homestead Kidding Thread 2018

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Wehner Homestead, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Feb 13, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead True BYH Addict

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    I sat in the pen with the kids (goat :lol:) for a few this morning while Diamond finished her ration. I got some mos cute pics. Of course I have to share! ;)
    Jackson
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    Jasmine (I’m still in my pajamas:plbb)
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    Jackson
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    Jasmine-front, Jericho-standing sideways, Jackson-on protein tub
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    Not clear but Jasmine made it up on my legs.
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    A better udder shot of Diamond. (No technical fill. Hoping to weigh kids today and start separating all at night to milk in the mornings for an 8 hr fill.)
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    Caramel being nosy. (She will be bred for fall kids.)
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    Snowflake and Nellie escaped while I was playing with the kids so I got a pic of Snowflake’s udder before I got her off the milkstand.
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  2. Feb 13, 2018
    Dani4Hedgies

    Dani4Hedgies Loving the herd life

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    great looking kids and go Snowflake!!!
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead True BYH Addict

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    Got some more pics of my goat kiddos today! It’s getting increasingly difficult because they are quite busy. The boys are starting to act bucky too.
    Jackson
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    Jasmine
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    Jericho
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    Jasmine loves me!!:love
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  4. Feb 16, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

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    I also got some bump pics!!
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    Snowflake’s due date is a mystery as she could have been bred on several different occasions. Depending on when she kids, will tell us who the sire is. She could be due any time after the middle of March through mid-April. (I’m leaning toward sooner rather than later.) I did feel movement today! Ligs are soft but still present. I also got an updated udder pic. (Snowflake is a pocket goat so she’s hard to get pics of.) She’s a FF and was a quad.
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    Nellie is due the first part of April. She’s a 2F and had a single buckling last April. I think she’s finally dry!
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  5. Feb 16, 2018
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Those are some colorful leggins you were wearing! :)
     
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    Wehner Homestead True BYH Addict

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    My sister sold LuLaRoe for awhile so I had to support her and advertise. ;) I have an unhealthy number from when she discontinued her contract. I got what I wanted at her cost. The kids like the ones that I have with bears, Minnie Mouse, and hearts. DD1 and I also have a “Mommy & Me Set” so we can “twin.”
     
  7. Feb 16, 2018
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    Love all the kid pics!
     
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  8. Feb 16, 2018
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    MiniSilkys Overrun with beasties

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    Have the any of your kids(goat), now or former, ever jumped on their mama's back? I have Mini Silky Goats and they love doing that.
     
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  9. Feb 17, 2018
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    I haven’t caught any yet. My Boers did once in awhile. I have pics of one in particular somewhere that stood on her mom all the time.
     
  10. Feb 18, 2018
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    Busy day today. Some good news and some bad news.

    Good news: We finally got Diamond’s kiddos weighed. They seem to be thriving. (Birth weight in parentheses)

    2/18 Jasmine 8.1 (2.6)
    Jackson 11.6 (4.1)
    Jericho 12.4 (5.0)

    Bad news: We’ve been overdue to move the triplets and Diamond out of the temporary kidding pen. DH adjusted several gates and lined them with pig panels to keep the kids in (as the existing gates are Cattle gates.) Jasmine managed to escape into the back part of the aisle where Scarlett, Maizy, and the bull calf have barn access from their paddock (DD2 and I were in the pen with the goat and DH and the other 2 human kids were in the front part of the aisle.) Jasmine got under foot and got stepped on by Maizy who then started to attack her because of her cries. It was the worst 10 secs ever!!! DH threw the gate open and smacked Maizy in the face with it and she jumped back and he grabbed Jasmine and ran out with her before the gate swung back shut. Jasmine was handed to a crying me. I was sure she had internal injuries and would have to be put down. Turns out she’s limping on her back right leg but using it. She was bleeding from a small spot on that inner leg. It has been cleaned and she just seems stressed. She’s back with her mama and brothers in their completely safe pen. We are watching her closely but she doesn’t seem to be near as bad as I expected. The plan is now to line the inside of the pen with boards as that would make it completely impossible for them to escape.

    Snowflake seems to be growing her udder and her ligs are softer. Movement can be felt. Just praying we can get the big pen done to move Diamond and crew out before Snowflake needs it!
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