Hello from Oklahoma!

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Niblitsmom, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Niblitsmom

    Niblitsmom Guest

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm new and wanted to introduce myself. I have a small homestead in rural Oklahoma and am now the proud mama to three nubians (two grown does and one three-month old buck) and two nigerian dwarf does, three months old.

    I'm new at all this, so I'm looking forward to reading posts and learning from all you wise folks!

    Blessings,
    Sue
     
  2. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Welcome Sue! :hi

    Sara
     

  3. coso

    coso Guest

    Come on in and set a spell. :hi Lot of nice folks and you will learn a lot. Or at least I have.
     
  4. Dawn

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    Welcome! I'm in Oklahoma too!! You will learn a lot form this forum!!!

    Emily
     
  5. pokyone42

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    Welcome! :D

    Vicki in NC
     
  7. CarlinsDarlin

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    Welcome Sue!
    I'm pretty new here myself, and I learn something new every day. You'll enjoy your time here!
    Kathy in Arkansas
     
  8. Truly

    Truly New Member

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    :hello :welcome
     
  9. Niblitsmom

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    Thanks everyone, for your kind welcome! :lol

    One of my does is pregnant and is supposed to give birth in about three weeks. My question is, how will I know when she's in labor? Do you guys stay up with your does when they are about to give birth?

    I've never even given birth myself, so this is all new to me. Thanks!

    A little overwhelmed in Arcadia...
    Sue
     
  10. Sondra

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    Hi Sue Welcome
    yep we stay around especially when we have a due date. otherwise we just keep looking for signs. Like long strings of goo/ up and down up and down/ digging to China / loss of ligaments. Udder getting firm and shinny. shave up her udder /belly legs and butt area so there isn't hair to get all that goo in and also so you can see what is going on.
     
  11. Kaye White

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    Welcome Sue!!!

    Uh, with the birthing question...do you have a due date? If so, YEAH!!! LOL....we just gave shykid a really hard time for about a month with her first kidding.
    Hope you have a sense of humor. :lol
    Kaye
     
  12. NubianSoaps.com

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    Welcome Sue. Search all of Shygals posts this last 6 weeks, she has been waiting for her doe to kid :) Vicki
     
  13. Welcome to the forum!! You'll love it here. You'll learn alot! :)
     
  14. Shykid Acres

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    Yup. I'm the Shykid and I drove these people nuts. My doe did NOT have a due date. I'm proud to say that she FINALLY did give birth three days ago to a little buckling. My first goat birth ever attended. She was a FF too. I asked so many questions so many times I'm sure you'll learn something from them if not how utterly insane I was. (I still am. LOL) Nice to have you here on the forum. Welcome. :D I don't feel like the new kid on the block any more.

    Before I found this forum I was so lost. I have learned a tremendous deal here. And I have had so much help from so many wonderful people. Thank you everyone for keeping me a little bit sane. :rofl

    Again...welcome Sue. Glad to have you with us.

    -Kim (Shykid)
    Upstate NY -The wilderness part.
     
  15. Keeperofmany

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    Hi Sue. Welcome to the fourm. Lots of great people here and advice that you won't find anywhere's else. Bet your really excited about your doe kidding. Yeah, like they said above, read the posts from Shykid, there're great. :laughcry

    Wendy
     
  16. LMonty

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    welcome, glad to have you!
     
  17. goatkid

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    Hi and welcome. I have a friend, Peggy who moved to Oklahoma last fall. She had to give up her goats for the move, but still very much enjoys them. I'll see if I can get her to join the forum. If she lives anywhere near you, I'm sure she would help show you the ropes. She knows how to make soap, too. Good luck with your first babies. I just attended a kidding tonite. One of my yearlings had twin bucklings. Goats are lots of fun. Kathie
     
  18. jimandpj

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    Welcome, Sue!

    This is a great place to learn!

    PJ
     
  19. andiplus5

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    :welcome and :hello
    Yeah! Another Okie! Glad to have ya! I haven't been at the goat thing long (3 and a half months), but I have already been through 3 births and expecting another anytime soon. I have learned alot and hope you do too. Relax, the doe will definitely let you know when she is in labor! You can tell the difference once she starts. So don't worry and have fun!
    And again welcome! :hi
    Andi