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Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Thursday. 7 Replies

Hello! I have a doe due to kid in two days. I’ve spotted her son (a wether that lives with the herd) trying to sneak a quick nursing from her as her udder has been filling up. I stop it when I see it…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather's discussion Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid
"Congratulations! Back legs first is not that unusual and is actually a pretty easy way for a kid to be born since it's very tapered and starts with the smallest part of the kid coming out first.  Like Tammy said, you can click on the paper…"
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Tammy Gallagher replied to Heather's discussion Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid
"Congats on your kids! So glad all went well =) To upload pictures, just click the little paperclip up in the header of the reply box and you can upload files."
Jun 5
Heather replied to Heather's discussion Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid
"Yay! She had two beautiful bucklings last night! All went well and I saw kids born with their back legs first for the first time! I’ll post pics once I can figure out how lol"
Jun 5
Tammy Gallagher replied to Heather's discussion Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid
"Good luck with the kids! We would love to see pictures =)"
Jun 3
Heather replied to Heather's discussion Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid
"Thank you! She does kick him away pretty quick so I don’t think he is really getting much of anything - just want to be on top of it for sure so I appreciate the advice!"
Jun 3
Tammy Gallagher replied to Heather's discussion Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid
"That's crazy that she is letting him even get close enough for a taste! They get soooo maternal when they are close! Keep an eye on her for sure =)"
Jun 2
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Heather's discussion Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid
"When  I interviewed Dr. VanSaun, a vet professor, he mentioned a study they did on cattle where they milked out pregnant cows regularly before calving, thinking that this would somehow prevent milk fever, which it did not, but they did wind up…"
Jun 2
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Wether trying to nurse from doe about to kid

Hello! I have a doe due to kid in two days. I’ve spotted her son (a wether that lives with the herd) trying to sneak a quick nursing from her as her udder has been filling up. I stop it when I see it but I can’t be there all the time of course. I’ve heard that it can put the doe into premature labor but can’t find any specific articles that talk about it. Do you know if this is true - wondering if I should tape her off or do something else? Also, is it possible he could take the colostrum and…See More
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"Welcome to the group! I hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself and share a few photos! "
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