Monday, February 4, 2013

Kids, kids & more kids

26 kids so far. 13 bucks and 13 does. I have a kid sleeping on my lap so am only typing with one hand. . . enjoy the photos :).



Kris said...

Wow, they are all so cute. And such great pictures. How do you get them to be still so you can get such good shots? I have a camera full of back ends or backs or ears.

And I am at 3 does and 3 bucks so far.

WeldrBrat said...

Wow! Congratulations! I hope ya' make it through the season with everybody remaining healthy and happy!! Their cuteness deserves that, by itself!!

Good Goats said...

Thank you!!

Kris... well, for one we have a very good camera that snaps pictures very fast :). Second there are 2 of us when we do the photos. One of us has the camera, the other sets the kids up and gets out of the photo asap. We snap, snap snap till we have probably 50 pictures of each kid - then go through and delete 75% of them.

Kris said...

Thanks, Suriyah. I figured you must have some help there.

Do you even have does that after kidding get really hard udders that isn't mastitis? The first doe to kid is a first freshener and her udder was hard the night before she kidded and has been hard as a rock ever since. She does not have mastitis. The kids are nursing just fine. When I do milk her, the milk is nice and white. No blockage at all. But just SO hard. I have been doing all kinds of things. Giving her LA200 and Combi Pen. And aspirin. Even a few days of Banamine. What's wrong with her?

Good Goats said...

Yes, I have had a few does like that. Typically it's just edema that goes away in a few days. How long ago did she kid? The best thing that should help with that are hot compresses and peppermint cream massages (get some coconut or olive oil and add a few drops of peppermint oil to it).

Sometimes if a doe has a really hard udder and you notice that within the first day, you can give 1/4 to 1/2 cc of oxytocin to help loosen things up.

Also, I wanted to point out - don't give LA200 and Penicillin at the same time. They cancel each other out.

Kris said...

I was doing the peppermint oil mixed with coconut oil in a rub. Also hot water compresses with peppermint EO. She had the kids Jan. 26th.I was wondering if I should have given her Oxy. Is it too late now? I am so upset because I just got her and another doe a few months ago for a milk goat. Now this. I ahve already milked my other first freshener and an older doe that both kidded at the same time Sunday morning.

Thanks so much for your help. I lmow you're really busy.

Good Goats said...

Yeah, I wouldn't give the Oxy now. It is a little late. You only want to give it within the first day that way if it does cause contractions it's not a big deal.

Otherwise, I'd just wait and keep milking her. It sounds like you've done most everything you can.

Kris said...

Suriyah, Trudy's udder is softer today! It feels so much better. I just hope she's not going to be a bad milk goat. I will try. Thanks for your help.