Penny kidded today. We were so warm and cozy in the greenhouse that we didn’t notice the blustery, blowing snow outside at all. It was such a lovely experience, a textbook delivery of twins with no need for assistance. I sat back and watched while shooting these photos. From labor to delivery, here is a Nigerian Dwarf goat birth in photos. Continue reading “The Birth of Nigerian Dwarf Goat Kids in Pictures”
I am reminded today why raising goats isn’t for the faint of heart. Things are great when they’re great, but it sure can be intense when they’re not so great.
I heard Silkie making noise and went out to find her already pushing, not progressing well with a backward breech who came out easily enough, but after low intensity contractions and no progress pushing on the second, I went in to find a mess.
This isn’t my first mess, but I felt like sharing this glimpse of goat life for those of you thinking you might want to someday find yourself elbow deep in a screaming doe. 😀
The second kid, much larger than the first, was upside down with his head wedged beneath the birth canal and a single front foot out. Continue reading “So You’ve Gone in and Assisted a Birth. What Next?”