Libby is growing quite attached to two of the kids in the barn. The kid count for the season is up to nine kids, with five boys and four girls. Two of those kids are turning into little pets.
Dora started the trend last week with one boy and one girl. Glory gave birth to triplets, two boys and a girl (the girl died), on Sunday. Monday, Merry produced one boy and one girl. Nina, a yearling, gave birth to a boy and a girl on Wednesday.
This is the last season Brian plans to breed Glory, his oldest goat. She didn't have any problems with the initial kidding, but still hasn't delivered all of her afterbirth. This may have caused her milk producing hormones not to function properly. Whatever the reason, Glory doesn't have enough milk to feed her two young bucks.
Every couple of hours, baby bottle in hand, Brian or Libby head to the barn. They extract milk from Dora or Merry and offer it to Glory's kids. The kids now associate humans with food. Thus, they are very friendly, which makes Libby forget the inconvenience of feedings.
Dora and Merry are two busy goats! And Libby and Brian are certainly two busy goatkeepers. But I agree...those adorable, trusting kid faces make the extra work worthwhile.:-)ReplyDelete
how cute....do any of the babies have names yet?ReplyDelete
The Lang girls suggested Moses and Miriam for the first two.ReplyDelete
Baby animals always make me think of spring. What a great post of the last day of March.ReplyDelete
I've declared a set to be Flip and Flop, and the new triplets (today's addition to the crew) as Snip, Snap and Snur.ReplyDelete
oh!!! I kind of miss it...ReplyDelete