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All Dried Off

12 Jun

Here are Haley’s kids all dried off.

Orpheus

Everyone is doing well.

Calliope

I still don’t have names for them all of them yet.  I still need a better picture of this little bottle girl too.

So far nameless…

Ignore the wonky back leg.  It’s fine really.  I don’t know why she was standing like that.

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Perfect Timing

11 Jun

We’ve had two goats have babies so far this round and both were quite early.  It’s hard to believe that Haley is due tomorrow and I have been still waiting on her.  This afternoon I did decide I should go see how she was doing since the herd had gone out to pasture and I hadn’t seen her for about three hours.

I set out across the first hill, and then I heard something coming up the hill.  It was Haley.

I have to admit, I’ve been wondering for a while how many babies she has in there.

It looked like I wouldn’t have long to wait to find out.  She didn’t even slow down walking past me (okay–she paused for a contraction).

When we got to the barnyard, she was going to go back to the dirtiest part of the barn, so I drug her to the Love Shack.  Why?  Why can’t they just walk with me?

It wasn’t long–like one minute–until she got down to serious business.

Her buck was first to arrive!  He was big and vigorous!

What a nice change from the kids who were early and weak!

It didn’t look like she’d had anything.  Oh my.

Then she had a girl.  She was a little smaller but still a nice size.

Finally, she had another girl.  She is also quite big and assertive and noisy.

Everyone is doing well.

 

I did take the smaller girl as a bottle kid because there is no way Haley can feed three big kids, and she is just enough smaller she’s the one that would get left out every single time.

She is already taking a bottle well, and she’s as big as any of the premie kids and eats as much too.

Harley’s Angels

6 Jun

Monday evening, I decided it was time to think about scheduling a C-section for Harley.  I knew that she is most likely due between June 10th-15th, but there’s still the thought of what if I’m wrong.  I decided to check her ligaments and compare with her sister, Haley, who is due June 10th.

Haley

They were both really loose.  That means it was really time to get an appointment made.  Tuesday morning, I went out to check her before work, and she was already up and out of the Love Shack.  Her tail was up.  I watched, but I didn’t see any real contractions.  I checked her ligaments again, and they were completely gone.

Harley

I left for work, but I called my mom to come out and check on Harley.  I called the vet when their office opened, and he was going to try to figure out a time and get back to me.  I had the transportation to get her to the vet’s office.  All I had to do was wait and then we’d have babies.  Then I got a text message from my mom that read, “She has triplets. Scott pulled two.”  I wasn’t expecting that.

photo courtesy of mom

They show signs of being early (all have teeth, so about five days), but they are doing okay.  I am cautiously optimistic that they will all survive.

I’m guessing Harley’s pain/inflamation meds helped her witht he pain of labor (all the girls are going to be demanding it) because mom said she pretty much acted normal and then just started pushing.  She called the vet, and he came out.  He got here to pull the last two.

Teeny Tiny Boy #1

Small boy #2

Almost normal sized boy #3

I’m still giving her the meds for pain and inflammation.

She doesn’t look like she’s got much milk, and I’m okay if she doesn’t get it in.

She’s still got a long road ahead to try and heal now that the babies are out.  She’s so thin from not being able to eat well between heat, pregnancy and injury.  She was starving after the babies arrived.

More grass please.

I still want her to quit standing on the fence.

Of course, she gave me three boys.  But they are sweet little angels!

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