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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. May 31, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

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    Here’s a pic of some of the crew. These are the 7 that get separated from their dams at night.
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    DD2 and I actually got in with them but I was making sure they didn’t jump on her and didn’t get any pics.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2018
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    Ariel found a hiding spot this morning.
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    She is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. Jun 1, 2018
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    She’s my Snowflake Doeling and a complete sweetheart! She climbs in my lap and leans in for scratches!!!
     
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    How sweet!
     
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  6. Jun 9, 2018
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    Weaned Alvin and Theo tonight. We are short on pens with the biggest group being the four adult Nigerian Does and their doelings, otherwise it’s pairs and Blossom as a single. Ended up putting Alvin and Theo in with Jackson and Jericho. Will see how it works out. They have lots of space so I’m hoping they don’t get picked on.

    Clockwise from lower left is Jackson, Theo, Alvin, and Jericho.
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    Got a pic of the girls when they were pulled from their dams tonight. (That’s when the two bucklings were pulled to the buckling pen.) These are the five doelings born here. We will be retaining all with the idea of seeing what our genetics can do and see how our attempts to breed up work out.

    Top to bottom is Jasmine, Ariel, Ella (all black and parallel to fence so she’s hard to see,) Perdy, and Beauty.

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    Trying to decide if we will wean the girls in one or two groups. Considered weaning Jasmine and Beauty together, then waiting a month to do the last three. Hmmm...the younger two sets are 9 weeks today.
     
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  7. Aug 24, 2018
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    Been awhile on this thread...still haven’t weaned any of the doelings born here. :hide Jasmine is almost 8 months and I really need to get on it. The other 4: Ariel, Elly (used to be Ella but DD2 names her kitten that), Beauty, and Perdy are five months old.

    In other news, Caramel is bred! Knight bred her on 5/13 and 145 days would 10/5. I could feel babies moving this morning and she’s started a little udder. I’m very excited! She kidded twin bucklings Apr 2017 as a FF.

    Caramel is Snowflake’s full sister but from a different kidding. She was in milk as a FF when I bought her last year and was a brat to milk. I’m hoping that she and I bond through the kidding process this year and things go smoother.

    She wouldn’t stand for an udder pic but I did get these of her. (Snowflake makes an appearance in both pics.)

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    I’m guessing two or three...:fl
     
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  8. Aug 31, 2018
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    Took pics of Caramel six days ago and she’s grown even more! I was also able to get an udder pic with a little effort. Her udder has grown some too. I also checked her ligs just as something I’ll do once in awhile until she gets closer and there are softening for sure! Reminder of stats: Caramel will be a 2F, Day 145 is 10/5. I’m thinking at least three!

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  9. Sep 11, 2018
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    Got pics of Caramel again yesterday. Day 145 is 10/5. She has about 3 weeks left. I can tell that her udder is fuller.

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  10. Sep 17, 2018 at 12:06 PM
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    Caramel is due in a little over two weeks. Day 145 is 10/5. She’s a 2F and her first round wasn’t here. I did get these pics of her last night. Her body shape is changing and ligs aren’t tight. I’m wondering if she’s one that fills up last minute...

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