Your right it will be fun. But you should have started last week! I had 2 that kidded this week! 4 bucklings and 1 doeling! My next is not due until April so long time to wait. At least it will be warmer then!!
we had 6 does (nubians) kid in Oct. Now it's time to start the count down again :crazy. First does are due to pop in 31 days. It'll be a crazy week, taper off and then begin again mid feb, then again mid march. The new kidding barn is just about finished (does already moved in... this is the barn that had the bear visit the other night) We really need to finish it up... or we'll be miserable and cold on baby watch. Have the building supplies, just need the weather to cooperate. We are including a small (8x8) bedroom! nothing fancy, just a room with a couple of bunks and place to store all the towels, birthing supplies and such. Portable heater, coffee pot. It'll also be somewhere to warm up kids before they move to the new born kid pen. It's silly, but I'm really excited about just being able to sit up in bed, look out a window and SEE/HEAR if any action is occuring...if no one's pushing, just set the alarm, then just snuggle back into bed...
susie, mo ozarks
Holy smokes! I can't imagine having babies this time of year! It is currently -1 - warmed up from -14 here. They say we are getting a warm patten coming in later this week and should except temps in the mid 20s for high and average of 4 to 5 for the low. Good luck with all your babies.
First two does are due the 21st, then the 23rd, 24th, 27th, 29th, 31st, 31st, 31st.... :rofl
Then I get four days off..the two the 4th, two the 5th, then another 10 days off and everything goes downhill from there until February 2nd.... That covers the first 36 does due. then from February 27th until April 25th another possible 20 due...By then we will be breeding another 12 or so for July/August/September kids...
Roseanna do you have any hair left? Or have you pulled it all out by now? :rofl I DO NOT envy you!! :crazy
The kids I am most anxiously awaiting are Libby's kids by Cass. Libby was GCH Jr. Doe at the Ohio State Fair Youth Show! I was sooo proud of her! She went GCH at my county fair and then again on an online goat show. :biggrin She is due in 74 days and is starting to get a nice baby belly!! :biggrin Heehee! I can't wait! She'd better have a doe kid!
Roseanne, you know those does are not going to give you any days off!! They already have it worked out who is going to be late and who is going to be early so that it drags out as long as possible!! :rofl
You guys are nuts... you can't wait for kidding season to begin?
Not here. I can 'wait' for kidding out goats in the cold, feeding kids, pasteurizing milk, disbudding, tattooing, milking 25 does. Nope, I like my 'time off' - no babies to feed and only 12 does milking. Vacation!
Like Sara, I like my vacation time too! We're not doing anything but feeding and keeping the barn clean. I have one doe due at the end of the month (on my birthday :laughcry She will get my feet wet, then 6 will kid between Feb 13 and the 28th and the other 5 will kid out in April.
I do not envy you Roseanne! I don't think I could keep it together with that many! Can you imagine going in to fee the hundreds of babies? them all crowding around and jumping up at you to get milk? :nooo That would be like a Stephen King movie :rofl