Monday, February 18, 2008

Babies and more babies!!!













Kidding season has officially started around here!! Reba kidded Sunday night (on her due date) with twins, a buck and a doe. She did great, no major complications the little boy did have one of his legs back, but while I was trying to find it he came sliding right out and his sister joined him about 15 minutes later. Both were up and nursing soon after birth. They are so cute, at least in my opinion!! :)

Then today at about 11:00 a.m. I was out feeding and I noticed that another doe was having contractions! Wow! Came in and ate lunch and about 30 minutes later went out and while I was getting the kidding stall ready Anna hollers out that she's pushing!! Oh dear, got to get her in the stall first! Ran out and grabbed her, got her in the stall and about 10 minutes later the first one started coming out, but no front legs only a head....reached in and was able to grab one leg and straighten it, and out she plopped. A little doe. Just moments after she came out there was another one coming, once again no front legs, reached in found a front let and noticed that the baby was having a hard time, got to get her out quick!!! Finally a good push and she came out, not breathing well at all though, I grabbed her up and held her up by her rear legs patting on her back to try to get the fluid out of her lungs, finally she started talking to me. Whew, was I relieved!!! They were up very soon as well and Mama and her girls are doing great!
Danielle this is just for you, the LIGHT BULB!!! :D Not the best picture of it, but we were trying! The goat just wasn't cooperating very well, had her rear up against the fence.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

BETHANY!!!! :D :D I am laughing so hard over that picture! :) Thanks!

Okay, your babies are SOOOO cute! :( I wish I was there to see them! They are just so adorable! Thanks SOOO much for posting the pictures, I cant WAIT to see more! ;)

Emma R. said...

All the new kids are so cute! What a wonderful blessing it must be to watch them be born. I post on your family blog sometime and followed the link to yours, I hope you don't mind.

My son age 6, and twin girls age 3 love looking at the pictures. None of them have ever seen little baby goats before.

Way to go, you are a great young lady to help get those babies here, I bet its been scary at times. I wish you all well in the coming of those that remain, may it be smooth and peaceful for the Mom's and you as well.

Lori

Bob and Cindy Cole said...

Hi, Bethany!
Those are really cute pictures of the baby goats! How many goats do you have?

Love,
Katherine Cole

the chatham family said...

Hi Bethany,
The Boer goats are sooo cute!
I can't wait to Lord-willing see them on Sunday!

Brittney

Bethany said...

Your kids are so cute. I didn't know goat midwifery was so complicated! Enjoy them.

Melinda said...

Hooray!!! They finally came! Cute pictures! Wow, I am soo glad we haven't had to pull a lamb out yet! It would be kinda fun though. :) Wish I could see them! In person that is.

Gem said...

I love the way the babie goats have the head brown and the rest all white!! Cute-cute-cute!