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Hi everyone. I have been reading the post almost daily, but have kept quiet. I got to excited about my goat last month and she died so I figure if I keep myself shut up, Rudy (my Toggenberg due to kid in April) will have better luck. She is doing great right now. Vet says she is very healthy and I hope to keep it that way, so I am remaining MUM for the time being. OOPS! up until now, so lets just say I stopped in to say hi to you all :-)
-- george nh (email@example.com), February 22, 2002
:o) Hello to you too. I'm pretty much new here, it's a great site to get just about any answer you have. I get on every day just to read what is going on. MUM??? I didnt hear anything,lol good luck,(said very quietly),,,,lol
-- Sue in PA (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 22, 2002.
All right you goat lurkers, if you don't participate we may all pack up our toys and go home! I have the most horrid story to tell, not for the faint of heart.
Went to my friends today, 4 goat folks with nothing to do but eat and talk goats! My kind of day! Anyway when we first got there she said we couldn't leave right then for lunch since a doe was in labor. We talked while the doe got up and down, pushed some, but after an hour of this nothing. At my house I would have been inside already seeing what the log jam was. She went into the doe, she was completely dialated, she was saying things like "I feel a butt, ribs, oh here's a foot", but had this odd look on her face. She asked me to go in. Two babies tummy to tummy, one totally upside down, both coming butt first. But there was also another 3rd kid, I could feel the ribs right there, but running my hand down the ribs I could feel what I thought was the butt but no tail, I pushed this out of the way, I delivered the doeling, the gal delivered the next kid, which was a monster. Haven't looked it up on the site to find the correct name, but have seen a photo of this before, the head was like a bulldog, no face just a rounded protrusion, it was the butt I was feeling with no tail. It was horrible, because there was a 4H kid watching and a new guy to goats. With no face to breath from it didn't live past birthing. The third buckling came quickly. The first doe also had the smallest umbilical cord I have every seen, small as the string we tied the cord with, and instead of purple and fleshy it was like a white tube. The buckling that lived was already having neurological problems. Neither are likely to make it, the dam was a big ole Nubian doe at least her 6th kidding, I have never seen anything like this before, and have to say that buckling grossed even me out big time. Nitemare time! Vicki
-- Vicki McGaugh TX (email@example.com), February 22, 2002.
Know what you mean about holding your breath about kidding. We ddin't start our yr out good, our best doe and one of the best in the Alpine breed kidded 3 weeks too son, had 2 does and a buck, all beautiful and born dead. Then the next kidding the buck was born dead, had been for a few days and doe wan't breathing. Our daughter in-law saved the doe, she is one big spoiled baby.
Vicki, what a weird and yukky tale, wow, sure was a mess. Speaking of the site you mentioned and wanted to know about deformities, a while back tsomeone posted to one of the goat lists at yahoo about a website that showed strange deformities like cyclopse and siamese. . Heres the link
-- Bernice (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 22, 2002.
Hey George,I feel for ya!!!!!my first two baby does, i loved them (Kendra and Annie)they were really tame and raced them across the pen that night i bought them from my neighbors.(that was the last time i saw kendra alive:( . That morning when i went outside to feed my goats i saw Kendra laying on the ground Annie was pawing at her.} I bought another goat from them!!and named her Neli so its all good now!!!it makes a deep cut when u see them dead on the ground asking urself what u did wrong:(
*goats always*, Brandon
*GOATS ALWAYS*, Brandon
-- Brandon Loulou (email@example.com), December 21, 2002.