Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Sweet Ellie gave birth to twins today at   Gillis Hill Farm!   It was so exciting, especially to one little girl named Caroline!   Everyday since Ellie'e due date she has come by the barn to see if Ellie had given birth and I had to tell her, "no" not today,  but this  day  promised to be  different! I had  errands to run and was not  there when Caroline came by the barn, so she peaked in the stall, and there, laying in the straw, was a little baby goat. Caroline was beside herself with joy!  She ran to the farm house to tell everyone that Ellie had given birth!   That is  when I got the phone call that I  was a goat mama!  I could hardly get  to the barn  fast enough!  I arrived  just after the birth of the second baby goat, a doe!  I am happy that Caroline was the one to find Ellie, in labor, and yet to give birth to a little doe that we named after her!  I know one little girl that has baby goats dancing in her dreams tonight, her heart yearning to visit her little namesake again...Until Tomorrow, Cindy

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Comment by Kailyn Elliott on April 11, 2012 at 3:58pm

That is too cool! Obviously if this is Ellie from End-O-Way than this would be her second kidding, I'm not sure why I asked that, lol. Anyway, I'm just curious because I used to have Ellie at my place! My goats are also from Karen and I boarded them there in September. When I went to pick them up, Karen offered to let me bring home Ellie so I said, "Why not?" I had plenty of space for another and she was in milk so it was a no-brainer. I had her from September until November. I took her back when I took both her and one of my goats to be bred to Tex. Unfortunately, my doe didn't take that time but she is pregnant now.

Yes, Ellie is a sweetie. I'm so glad kidding went well and I hope those cuties flourish! They're adorable!

Comment by Janel Rickey on April 11, 2012 at 2:14pm

Congrats they are so cute!! I have a sweet spot  for black and white animals!

Comment by Cindy Lillich on April 11, 2012 at 12:19pm


She is indeed from End-O-Way and "Yes" this is her second kidding!   Karen lent Ellie to me to keep my goat, First Noelle, also from End-O-Way company until  they both gave birth this spring.  My heart sunk when I found out that my goat was not pregnant, but happy that after one hundred and fifty days of waiting, Sweet Little Ellie gave birth!   At least I got to share in the joy, along with many others at Gillis Hill Farm. where I keep my animals, including my little friend Caroline,  in this much anticipated birth.  

First Noelle is my very first dairy goat, so I thought Noelle was pregnant, just carring her baby/babies differently than Ellie.   I was just heartbroken to find out after all these months that she was not pregnant.  I had suspected that maybe she wasn't, but I had no way of really knowing for sure, short of an examination by a veterinarian, or an experienced breeder.     Anyway, Karen is taking Noelle back to End-O-Way to try again to be bred.  Somehow, I will endure the wait !  Karen said that I could keep Sweet Ellie and her babies for a period of time, or maybe she will let my buy Ellie,  or trade for professional photos of her goats, which I would just love, because she is the sweetest little goat and I have fallen in love with her!   Anyway it goes,  we will be happy, but I still cannot hide my disappointment that my goat is not kidding this spring...   : (  

Comment by Kailyn Elliott on April 11, 2012 at 9:44am

Congratulations by the way! To both you and Caroline!

Comment by Kailyn Elliott on April 11, 2012 at 9:42am

Just a quick question, is Ellie from End-O-Way??? And is this her second kidding?

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