Triplet doelings for Liberty!
TRIPET doelings for Liberty!! But OH what an adventurous day it was. Liberty has had a prolapse for over a month, so we kind of thought we might have issues. She was 3 days past her due date today, so I gloved up to check her. Fully dilated, ready to go, so we just watched her. Me checking her triggered something and she began to get restless. Within an hour or two, she dropped a doeling while I walked outside to check the greenhouse! She began pushing and switching sides a lot and after about 20min I could see something was wrong, so I went in again. I could feel a large back, but nothing else. I gave her more time to switch sides, and we gave her lots of fluids/molasses water, etc. but checked again twice and the same. No legs, no hooves. Called the vet, and they couldn't come out so we had to take her in - in labor! She would not walk and did NOT want to get into the car. Who could blame her? Ugh. It was a wild ride with her one baby screaming, and her screaming in the back as she couldn't see her. So stressful. At the same time, we had to leave Foxie here (due to kid anytime, 2 days overdue) and PRAY she didn't kid with issues while we were gone as no one else knows what to do! Terrible timing and I was not happy. This is the first time I have had to take my goat into the vet in labor BUT it all ended well. We have wonderful vets, and although she mentioned a c-section, she kept working so hard until she was able to flip her legs back from under her (it was her back I felt - fetal position coming out backwards) and pulled her out! And then another smaller doeling popped out behind her. All alive! I could not believe they were alive after me going in so much, and I can't even tell you how far in our vet was! I was impressed. LOL. I thought for sure Liberty would reject them as they were cleaned off at the vets so she didn't lick them (on top of ALL the intervention) but Liberty is a trooper and when we got home, she went right to work to "re-clean" them. Another doe I think may not have reacted the same way after all she went through. She just ADORES her little "girl power" trio. All are looking to be horned, and the two larger girls are both blue-eyed. Two have moonspots - one has a bunch like her daddy! Rock's first kiddos! Foxie is on watch, so hopefully tonight so we can have a little break before round two starts next Thursday with Figgy! More photos soon, and names TBD!! All girls so far! Let's see if Foxie continues the streak!!
Kidding Season has begun!
Off with a BANG!! Hazel blessed us beautiful twin doelings on May 2nd! We had the monitors on and didn't hear a peep from her - just a little scream from one of the babies around 11:35pm. We went out there and she already had everything under control and was cleaning them! By far the easiest kidding to date on our farm, done under an hour start to finish, and she is a wonderful mama. Both doelings are BIG and sturdy! Both blue eyed as well - Glory has only thrown blue eyes here to date! Truffles is chocolate, blue-eyed and seems polled. Shitake is a beautiful blue eyed chocolate buckskin and has a couple moonspots as well - a big one covering her neck. Feeling so incredibly blessed right now! Mama and babies are doing wonderfully. Liberty is up next, and she has a big prolapse - so prayers would be very appreciated as I have a feeling this may be a complicated birth for her. Foxie is also due today! More updates soon!!
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