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NH Homesteader's first kidding season!

Discussion in 'Goats and Sheep' started by NH Homesteader, Feb 19, 2018.

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    NH Homesteader

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    Well, I meant to start this thread before the first babies were born but.... That didn't happen!

    I'll post the story tomorrow but we have a buckling and a doeling, the first kids born on the farm to Patty! Both are clean, dry, nursing and snuggling with mom!
     
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    Congrats! We want pictures!
     
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    I'm trying, my phone won't upload them. Ugh!!
     
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    My herd queen, who isn't due for another month, tried to steal the babies! Lol! Then just about broke down the stall when we got Patty and the babies separated. I think she's gonna be a good mom. Although apparently a confused one.

    Had issues getting them to nurse, particularly the buck, but they got it!
     
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    I had a horse one time try to steal another mare's foal - OH MY GOSH you wouldn't believe that fight!

    So glad the new family has it all figured out now and they (and YOU) can get some sleep tonight.
     
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    Oh gosh I bet! I'm kind of considering separating Mimosa in case she tries to steal everyone's babies lol!

    Ah sleep... If the human munchkin will let me, yes, I will sleep!
     
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    Oh wow, congratulations! Would love to see the babies.
     
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    Mama and babies are great this morning! She's a wonderful mom, thank goodness. It was cold last night, I love my fancy heat lamps!

    Lilly (Nigerian) or Peppermint (Patty's twin) might be next. My bet is on Lilly, although I thought she would go first!
     
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    So glad they're doing well!
     
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    I can't image the fight that went on when the Queen went for the kids and I HAVE seen a mare try to steal another's baby (her's was a still born) and OMG that fight was terrible so we ended up skinning the baby and wrapped it around an orphaned mule baby and then she was happy).
     
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