1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Not a great start to my kidding season. Pics of new babies!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Haviris, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    So I have three does due anytime (they are on day 146 today). I go out and start a head count, don't see Dixie right off (not unusual, their hay is on the other side), then she steps around her big belly gone. I rush to the other side I look over the door only to see 3 dead kids, my heart sank, until I saw one lone survivor in the corner. I sure wasn't expecting quads out of her. I am very happy to have one atleast, but still can't believe I wasn't there to save the others. I do think they were born alive, and one or two may have even gotten up and nursed (one definately didn't). And to top it all off, they were all does!!

    Anyway, here are pics of the survivor, I hope the others go soon, it's going to be hard not getting attached to this one.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    One of her ears is abit mangled, don't know if the doe bit her or what.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  2. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I noticed that about the ear. Do you have horses in with them? Once in a while mine seem to like to take a bite of the babies....not this year though, finally got the separated! (yeah!) Too bad about the other 3. Maybe this is the year for quads. My neighbor has had two sets of them already and one set of triplets! Twins are fine with me, more than that and I have to help too much. Terri O in WI
     
  3. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    No horses, just goats. Of my other two does that are due, one always has twins (3 times), and that's what I'm expecting this time to. The other doe had trips last year, and I wouldn't be suprised to get them this year. This doe had twins last year (FF), I thought maybe trips this year, but wasn't expecting quads.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    5,038
    12
    281
    Apr 9, 2007
    Troy,Missouri
    She is so cute.
    I'm sorry for you loss of the others
     
  5. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

    713
    1
    141
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chariho RI
    She is so cute. My dad has 2 does expecting as well. Hopefully this week. I'm so excited! Do you think the ear will heal back to normal? What kind of goat is it?
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    35,112
    121
    458
    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    darn! so sorry about the others! Wow, Quads! [​IMG]

    But that is one cute little baby you have! [​IMG]
     
  7. bantamamba

    bantamamba Chillin' With My Peeps

    173
    0
    109
    Jan 17, 2010
    Very sorry about your loss, but that baby is a darling.
     
  8. bagendhens

    bagendhens Chillin' With My Peeps

    855
    1
    141
    Mar 29, 2009
    Outside the Boundries
    shes adorable though, love her eyes, what breed?
     
  9. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I love that baby and can certainly see how you would get attached!
     
  10. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    Nigerian Dwarf. I do think her ear will heal, and probably won't even be able to tell it had been hurt. I sure hated losing the others, but I am happy to atleast have this one to enjoy! She is pretty cute!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by