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Tammy Gallagher replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"Hey there. just checking in to see how you all are doing today? tammy"
7 minutes ago
Tammy Gallagher replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"I am just so sorry that your first experience with kidding has been so traumatic :( Hopefully these babies are nursing like champs through the night. It helps that Quail is an experienced mama and knows what her babies need. My experienced moms…"
16 hours ago
Dacia replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"Thank you Ann, Tammy, and Deborah. I've been trying to get them latched on. I managed to get a couple squirts in their mouths. But they were upset and screaming the whole time. They are bopping everywhere on Quail's body but not kneeling…"
19 hours ago
Ann Bodling replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"Dacia, In an emergency, especially one we have never encountered before or ever expected to, our brains freeze up and the adrenaline takes over. And being sleep deprived and terrified only makes it worse. Don't be hard on yourself when what you…"
19 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"If you are sure you've given them at least 20% of their body weight in something -- colostrum replacer or supplement -- they should be okay in terms of dehydration. Just put them in the barn with her and go to bed. If it was a colostrum…"
19 hours ago
Dacia replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"I was bottlefeeding them the mana pro colostrum for kids since I couldn't milk her. I thought having them in there after everything she went through would be too much for her. I see now how wrong everything I've done has been . I feel…"
19 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"The only thing wrong with you is that you haven't had any sleep in two days, and no one can think straight when they are sleep deprived. Watch the video I just shared, then try to get the kids to nurse for a few minutes each, then leave the…"
20 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"Baby goats go from 102 degrees to whatever the air temperature is when they're born. It is amazing that they are fine with that, but the important point is that they are fine with it. However, the longer you leave them in the house, the harder…"
20 hours ago
Dacia replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"I honestly don't know why I have done everything wrong with this. I have watched the videos and taken your courses, read your books.. There is something wrong with me. I am really sorry for this post. Thank you for your responses. I panicked…"
20 hours ago
Dacia replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"I was thinking going from warm to cold suddenly would be bad for them."
20 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"We have had kids in 18 degrees many times -- even below zero. The kids will be fine. You really need to leave the kids with her to see who will figure out how to nurse. And then work on supplementing. Did you notice some of the temperatures in…"
20 hours ago
Dacia replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"So I should have them all out there with her now then? What should I have done with them when we took her to the clinic? She wouldn't have been able to nurse them at all the whole time we were there. I am really sorry for posting this.. I have…"
20 hours ago
Tammy Gallagher replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"Why are you worried about taking them outside? Do you have a barn or other enclosed structure that mama is in? If so, she will keep them warm. They just need some nice thick hay or straw, a wind break/protection from the elements, and you could also…"
20 hours ago
Dacia replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"I put the two biggest ones in the kidding stall with her this afternoon because I wanted them to try to nurse on her. The oldest little bucking did But the other three wouldn't. But I shouldn't have taken them outside from the house.…"
20 hours ago
Tammy Gallagher replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"Hi there Dacia It sounds like you have had a whirlwind of a time over the past several hours! Is there some specific reason that the kids are not being allowed to nurse? Getting her milk into them is going to be best for them, and will make momma…"
21 hours ago
Dacia replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"I brought the kids in the house because it was 18° outside, they were cold. I felt the inside of their mouth and it was chilled so I knew I needed to warm them up. The best lamp in the stall does not seem to be heating any amount of space. I…"
21 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"This is a  picture of one of my does after a c-section. The incision should be on the side of the abdomen, so nursing kids is not a problem. I wish the incision would show up better in the photo, but it's several inches long straight down…"
21 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"Why are the kids not nursing? "
21 hours ago
Dacia replied to Dacia's discussion Quail had quintuplets in there.
"I just realized the manna pro colostrum powder I have is only a supplement and not at all what I need. This keeps getting worse. "
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Quail had quintuplets in there.

I need help. I haven't slept since Wednesday night. Quail gave birth to 4 beautiful babies last evening. The 5th one was taken by c-section when two vets were unable to pull him. He had already passed away. I now have a mom that is trying to recover from a horrific looking surgery. I'm new to milking and while I was able to get about 5 oz out of her last night, I was only able to get an indiscriminate amount when we got home from the clinic, and this morning when I tried milking her absolutely…See More
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Quail had quintuplets in there.

Started by Dacia in Kidding. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher 7 minutes ago. 19 Replies

I need help. I haven't slept since Wednesday night. Quail gave birth to 4 beautiful babies last evening. The 5th one was taken by c-section when two vets were unable to pull him. He had already passed away. I now have a mom that is trying to recover…Continue

New member plus a question

Started by Justin Hiduk in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Hay y'all! my name is Justin Hiduk from northeast Pennsylvania. I have some goat experience via showing through 4-H as well as being around all the ones on the farm (though those years have past), and if things work out I will have many more years…Continue

Kidding Difficulties

Started by Emma in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Wednesday. 15 Replies

Hello! I have a goat, who in the past, has had difficult kiddings. The first kidding happened two weeks before her due date (Bred: 11\12\18? Due Date: 4\11\19 Kidded on: 3\30\19) . The kid was born with its head touching its spine, thankfully it was…Continue

Pregnancy Toxemia

Started by Dacia in Kidding. Last reply by Dacia Jan 12. 20 Replies

I'm not sure what to do. I'm going to call my vet first thing Monday, but wanted to post here to see if I could get any thoughts or advice in the meantime.My 4 year old doe is due to kid 1/18/22. I noticed this past Wednesday that her breath had a…Continue

New Member Intro

Started by Darin in Introductions. Last reply by Darin Jan 9. 6 Replies

Thank you all for allowing me to join the group.  My wife and I will be adding three Nigerian Dwarfs this spring to our family.  We currently have a miniature horse, full grown goat, Nigerian Dwarf (male), goose, duck, six guineas, six outdoor cats,…Continue

Help and information needed.

Started by Ann Bodling in Health. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Jan 4. 9 Replies

Hi All,I am a little shaky at the moment.  I'm hoping those that know can help me while I'm waiting to hear back from the vet. I have 4 Nigerian Dwarf wethers, all about 11 months old. I know butting heads and breaking or losing scurs is to be…Continue

Nigerian Dwarf double teat

Started by GINGER K BRAUN in Health. Last reply by GINGER K BRAUN Jan 3. 23 Replies

I was shocked to see this on my doeling. Her dam was born here and she is 5th generation on my farm. Her sire was also born here and he is 3rd generation. No issues with teats from any that Ive bred. I have plenty of relatives and never an inkling…Continue

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Bleeding during pregnancy

Started by Maggie in Kidding. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Dec 13, 2021. 3 Replies

Last year I had a doe miscarry and Deborah mentioned that bleeding is not always a sign of miscarriage. The doe last year did miscarry but she bled bright red blood for 4 days. She was 8 weeks along. Now today I let my girls out of the barn to find…Continue

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Posted by kenneth spear on December 19, 2020 at 9:49am 0 Comments

 our girls are really getting big now, and showing . they will be due late March early April, we r so excited .  we wanted, to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.   will keep u all posted later, bout our girls

My ND goats

Posted by Julia M Willams on January 2, 2017 at 2:26pm 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I thought maybe you all might want to see some pictures of my goats. So here they are, I hope you enjoy them...

I'm glad they don't mind the snow, because we're sure getting a lot this year!…

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A Year (and a half) in Review

Posted by Naomi D'Andrea on December 11, 2016 at 9:29pm 3 Comments

Bought the kids July 2015. Bred Mira January, first travel and goat-sitters March, babies June, learned how to milk, sold babies August, started playing with chevre and cheddar, built cheese press, rigged a sort of cheese cave, expanded goat yard, added more play structures for the goats...

...and I keep putting off the eternal question from Willow, "Can I keep another doe next year?" I keep waiting for the proverbial bloom to fall. I waited to see if she'd get tired of the constant…

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Old Haunt Blog Announcement!

Posted by Old Haunt Farm on May 21, 2016 at 6:41am 2 Comments

Hi Folks!

I'm announcing my new (still being edited and added to, but published) farm website complete with blog! I wanted to put the blog link here, since it's about my recent (and first) kidding experience. I've gotten a TON of support here over the past few weeks, and I thought I'd share this story with you as a sort of thank you! I hope you enjoy it! Here's the link...…

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