Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Payton Larson
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  • Luck, WI
  • United States
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Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenna Rose Jun 9, 2013. 24 Replies

Well at 8:40 I left to go to my grandmas house to feed my horses she lives not even 1/4 of a mile away from me. I came back at 9:25 to find Irena laying down with her water bubble coming out. 1min…Continue

Getting closer!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Payton Larson May 23, 2013. 8 Replies

I have 19 days till Irena is due... I can't believe how fast time has flown! I'm starting to finish up getting everything ready for that big day! Irena is such a sweet little angel, when she's not…Continue

Irena's first waiting thread!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Payton Larson Apr 1, 2013. 1 Reply

Well Irena went to Patty's house on the 8th to meet her boyfriend Aspen. I did shead a few tears but I knew she was going to good hands! I got an email on the 9th saying my little girlie was in heat…Continue

Health Certificate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Payton Larson Dec 9, 2012. 3 Replies

I called and asked my vet clinic about getting a health certificate for goats going over to different states. The lady I talked to was quiet and it sounded like the certificate is only valid for 10…Continue

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Glenna Rose replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"They are so sweet.  Mom looks exhausted.  Good job, mom!"
Jun 9, 2013
Margaret Langley replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"They are precious! That one y momma is so cute. I reminds me of a little redheaded child!"
Jun 7, 2013
Payton Larson replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"There great! Liked being outside!!"
Jun 7, 2013
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"Congratulations! I just saw this post. Don't know what is up with Ning, as I'm getting notifications sporadically. How is everyone doing today?"
Jun 7, 2013
Payton Larson replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"They are all jumping around and pushing each other over. Their going to be naughty!!!"
Jun 7, 2013
Patty Meyer replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"Here's a pic of all of them. :)"
Jun 7, 2013
Patty Meyer replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"Sounds great Payton!  I am just so happy for you! :)  I hope to see lots of pictures."
Jun 7, 2013
Payton Larson replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"Mom and babies are up this morning. The lil 3 are up to no good xD very curious little things. I might have to put bells on them. It's suppose to be 70 and sunny today, hoping the babies can come out and play in the sun :)"
Jun 7, 2013
Margaret Langley replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"Some of them do rest that way! That is normal, especially when they are really tired like she is now! I agree with Patty also. I would try to get her to nurse as much as possible for a while first, for the colostrum. She really doesn't have to…"
Jun 6, 2013
Payton Larson replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"Haha he does look like his daddy!!"
Jun 6, 2013
Payton Larson replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"Tia is up and causing trouble with her big siblings xD Irena is up and eating hay. All seems to be well!!"
Jun 6, 2013
Lisa Cotter replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"Did you give Irene some molasses water? I've seen that advice given repeatedly. Gives them some extra energy after kidding."
Jun 6, 2013
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Payton Larson's discussion Irena just gave birth to Triplets!!!
"Well, just keep an eye on everyone then, because as a FF most does' udders aren't ready for a load of three. If Irena is eating a drinking normally, I wouldn't worry about her resting that way."
Jun 6, 2013

My Goaties

Irena                                                                

 

                                                               Willie

 

I'm a 14 year old homeschooled girl. I have a love for animals. I currently have two Nigerian Dwarf Goats Irena and Willie. Irena, whos name means peace, loves to be with me 24/7. Willie who is named after one of my horses I had, is a wether and is Irena's penmate. I Love being around my goaties, since they bring my bundles of Joy.

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At 9:19am on September 7, 2012, Margaret Langley said…

Payton, I totally understand your fears. What you girls have been through was very traumatic and you both obviously love your babies dearly and don't want to see anything happen to them. True, that only you can make this decision and you have to be willing to live with whatever the results are, but you also need to understand that those things are rare and the chances of something like that happening to both you and your friend are pretty slim. 

I know we have all discussed Irena's age and size etc. but what about this buck? is he the only possibility you have of breeding her to an ND? Is there any possibility that you could use a buck with a history of babies born in the 3 pound range. I still don't think your chances are better using the other buck you mentioned though. I think that was a fainting goat, right? I am not so sure that that might not be even worse. Payton, was your friend giving her doe a lot of grain when she was pregnant. Everyone keeps saying that that will make the babies a lot bigger. I have just had my first ND kid born, so I don't have the experience to compare about the grain. The fact is that if the baby was twisted in a bad position there is no way of knowing if the same thing may have happened even if the baby had been smaller. It could have still happened the same way!

At 2:45pm on August 3, 2012, Margaret Langley said…

Payton, I have just been all through your blog and I am so impressed with you. You are quite an accomplished young lady and an asset to the homeschool reputation. You hang in there girl, I know mom must be so proud that I imagine she will be happy to let you have another doe soon. I am a little confused about your plan to breed to a fainter. I don't understand why you feel that is safer. It would be great if you could just use a ND and then maybe you would have a doe you could keep. A first freshener would not be to likely to have 4 babies and the risk are higher with a single baby because they get bigger. That is usually the worse problem. When mom gets that goat milk she will probably won't some goats of her own. I just wanted to let you know how super I think you are. Best to you sweety!

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