Our goat gave birth to quads - updated pics pg 9

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ruth, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    Our Nigerian Dwarf, Confetti, just gave birth to four little babies - 3 girls and a boy.



    So far all are doing well. The last one is a bit smaller and seems to be moving pretty slow but they have only been on their feet about a half hour. I did make sure it got some collastrum by squeezing it in its mouth but so far it doesn't seem to have caught on to sucking. It roots around but doesn't take hold.

    I have a question - 4 babies - 2 teats - how's it done? Can she care for all four? So far she is licking and tending to each one but can she feed 4 babies?
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009

  2. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Oh my gravy!! They are sooo cute!! Thanks for sharing and Congrats!!
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    [​IMG] So cute! Congrats!
  4. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    Awwwwwww...that is AWESOME! Congrats to you and Confetti!
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] Was it her first delivery? Those little guys and momma are SO adorable! [​IMG]

  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Poor girl!! Do you have any preggers pics of her? I bet she looked like she would explode! 3 girls and a boy? Wow, you lucked out there! Congrats [​IMG]
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    So cute!!!!!!! [​IMG] When can I come pick them up? [​IMG]
  8. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Congrats! [​IMG] I love her name! I don't have the answer for you...we're expecting triplets, and I'm curious about the same thing!

  9. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    Hey, does anyone have experience with a goat raising quads? Simple math - 2 teats, 4 babies - how does it work?

    Last time she had triplets but one died before we discovered them and she only accepted the first one so I had to bottle raise the second one but I always kept them together and would hold the mama so he could nurse too and stay with his sister.

    This time I was watching and waiting and was right there assisting her. As each was born I would break the sac and clean it off a bit and hand it to mama. I didn't want to take any chances that she would only tend to the first born and reject the rest.

    So far she's a doting mama to all four. The last one seems a bit weak so I'm watching them closely.

  10. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    Oh, and the little boy is the white one. He wasn't even out of the sac good when he's squirming for attention and a teat. Crawling right over the other 3. I told everyone there, I bet that's a boy and sure enough it is.

    It was really neat. We have our son, his girlfriend and a couple friend of theirs visiting for the weekend. They were already thinking the farm was pretty neat but then they got to watch 4 babies be born. I was too busy helping deliver but they all kept teasing our 26 year old son about his face and the fact he looked like he was going to pass out.

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