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Done Kidding…For a Few Days

16 Mar

Annie was due on March 10th.  She was having contractions throughout the evening and overnight of the 13th into the 14th.  I finally did a check late in the morning, and her cervix wasn’t open yet, so I was patient.  The entire time, she just kept munching and eating on the leftover hay in the garage.  I told her she had to give birth before I fed her anymore.  Wanda was upset with that, but I really needed Annie to focus on giving birth.

Annie with Wanda in the background

I finally checked again, and her cervix was open and I could feel a kid right there.  She just needed to push, so I finished chores and came back.  She would paw the ground and then lie down and clamp her legs together and declare that nothing was coming through there and I couldn’t make her.

Just try to make her.

So I called the vet.  I held Annie, and Dr. Aimee finished opening up her cervix and worked pretty hard to get this one big girl here.

I really did tell Annie that I told her so…

But it’s all good.

The baby arrived, and I gave all three girls in the garage more to eat.

Athena and her daughter

As a bonus, Mary actually had her oopsie babies on Sunday before I returned to work.

Mary

She decided to return to the trend of having twins–a buck and a doe.

Trace (doe) and Quatro (buck)

Seems like a good choice.  Now I should be done for about two weeks.

More Kids!

13 Mar

You might have figured out from my previous post that more girls have had their babies.  Here they are in order.  Tuesday night right before bed, Cutie had her twins.

She has a buck and a doe.

Cutie’s buck (with sister in the back)

Cutie’s doe

Then Zinnia had her babies at 2:00 am on March 11th.

Zinnia washing her doe with her buck to the left

She also has a buck and a doe.

Then next morning Wanda had hers.  She is the one I’ve been worried about with her back injury.  She wouldn’t push, and I was afraid to wrestle with her to get them out, so I called the vet to help me.

Wanda and her new twins (sorry for the bad cell phone picture)

She also has a little buck and a little doe.

Wanda’s buck

Wanda and her doe

And then there’s Athena.  I thought she was going to kid Thursday night, so I wanted to shut her in the garage where it’s warmer and I don’t have to worry about wind.

Full udder with the hair away from her teats

I got her in there. Of course, I bribed her with food and then drug her through the building.  It wasn’t long before Wanda and Annie were picking on her and she escaped while I was bringing a panel in to build a pen.  Sooo… I had to catch her again and shut her in.

Athena

When I did my 1:15ish check, she had kids.  She was cleaning the second one off, and the first was getting chilled, so I took him into the soap room to warm up with heat and some colostrum from the freezer.

Athena with the doe she claimed

When I returned him to his maa, she hit him and then knocked me on my butt.  So I now have a bottle kid.  I sent him home with my mom because I worry about Sky. He’ll get spoiled by her.

Athena’s rejected buck

She is being a doting mom to her little girl.

We seem to be on a roll of the buck/doe combination. That just leaves one more for spring break kids!

Come on, Annie!  Farmer Teresa wants to sleep all night!

Kidding

6 Mar

I can’t believe we’re going into spring break this weekend.  I have nine girls due between March 10th and 13th.

Athena

Ava (with Annie behind)

Annie

Cutie

Gidget

Victora (Casey to her right)

Wanda

Reva (Victoria to her left)

Zinnia with her girl, Joy

Then there’s Mary.  She’s probably going to be due around March 15th, but that’s a guess since I didn’t plan her kids.

Mary

Stinking oopsie babies.