Mom, Brett and I had just gotten back from Walmart when I saw that there were 2 chickens out of the pen. Since I had to take some stuff into the barn anyway, Mom dropped me off, and she headed back to the house. I decided to take the stuff inside first, before catching the chickens.
I put the stuff away and was getting ready to go catch the chickens when I looked under the hay manger, and there was a baby goat laying on the floor, with Zuzu (the mother) licking it.
I was getting ready to go into the pen so I could dry it off when I saw Zuzu pushing again.
The baby was already most of the way out by the time I noticed, so I jumped the fence and caught it in my arms. A few seconds later, I realized I had no towels.
Since Zuzu is a great mom, she immediately started licking it to dry it off, so I set the baby down and let Zuzu do what she wanted. I climbed over the fence and went to our towel cabinet, grabbing a few towels. Once I’d checked to see what they were, I was able to call Mom and tell her that we had twin girls from Zuzu!
Kids came running out to the barn and soon we had molasses water for Zuzu, I was milking her to get the colostrum, and someone else fed it to the babies.
We decided to name them Zany and Zea, and once I was done taking care of Zuzu, I went back outside to catch those chickens!
Fifteen pregnant goats done. Two more to go!
Kid count: 10 bucklings. 18 doelings.
2014 Goat Birth Stories
- Castro and Cedar
- Vanish and Venice
- Saturn and Secret
- Rampart and Reluctant
- Quality and Quest
- Idina and Iliana
- Elvis and Esther
- Factor and Ferocious
- Java and Jericho
- Tapioca and Tempest
- Yahoo and Yesterday
- Happy and Hera
- Zea and Zany