Just lost our baby goat...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by fleenorfarmmom, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. fleenorfarmmom

    fleenorfarmmom Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2008
    Blountville, Tn
    We had a baby goat born three weeks ago with a cleft palate. She couldn't nurse so we bottle fed. She was absolutely precious and was fine last night, but woke up at 5 this morning, and was dead at 6. Not sure what happened, but we knew it was a short time deal with her. She added a lot of joy in her three weeks, and after the hurt goes away fun memories will still be there.
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am so sorry but at least you gave her love and care for those 3 weeks. She had a loving family
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Thats hard. I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
  4. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Oh I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose a little one. Praying for comfort for you and yours. [​IMG]
  5. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    I am so sorry. It sounds like her time with you was wonderful. Maybe she had a genetic weakness beyond her cleft lip. I'm sure she didn't suffer.
  6. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so sorry fleenorfarmmom. Good for you though for giving her a wonderful 3 weeks. [​IMG]
  7. kritter11

    kritter11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Marion, IN
    Aww, bless her heart...sorry you lost her.
  8. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2008
    Saint Cloud Florida
    I recently lost a newborn goat because mom started cleaning the wrong end, and my son was home with her, and didn't know what to do- we have since given him goat midwifery lessons! but I am very very sorry for the loss of your baby [​IMG]
  9. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2008
    the Usa
    at least you had her for that long and kept her happy
  10. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida

    I'm so sorry , I lost my precious blind baby to bloat, it happen so fast ,within 20 Min's she died in my arms at the doctors office.

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