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#1 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 01:38 PM

Went to my mom's to feed this morning, my doe Boer goat had two little hooves sticking out, I knew she was due any day, but showed no signs last night. I felt around and thought head was stuck, pulled some then realized it was the back legs-Breech! :wallbanging:   once I got them out far enough, I grabbed on and pulled, beautiful little doe, stillborn. From momma's size, I knew there was two so we wait. About an hour later, she starts into heavy contractions, but nothing is happening. I reach up in there and checked, more hooves coming out so I kind of helped them along. Once they got far enough out, it was stuck. Check again, :wallbanging:  rear legs, another breech, beautiful buck. Darn it all, lost them both. my wife just hceked her at 1pm said she is still having labor, I figured it was the after birth, but now I wonder if it's a third.

Sucks, we have 100% attrition rate, she was the only doe we had pregnant. Told wife, done with breeding, our track record is on the loss side since we got in to goats 6 yrs ago.

We will just buy our market animals from now on.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 01:51 PM

That's a real bummer man.  Sorry to hear that.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 03:10 PM

I'm very sorry about your loss. I was just talking about getting a couple of goats with the wife. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 03:11 PM

I'm very sorry about your loss. I was just talking about getting a couple of goats with the wife. Good Luck, Rick

 

I told my wife I wanted a kid, then she came in carrying a stick with a plus sign on it.  Told her that's not what I meant!!


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 03:18 PM

Sorry to hear about that, it's hard to breed show stock..


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 03:38 PM

  I believe sheep and goats can cost you lots of sleep during their birthing time.

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 04:17 PM

Wife just text me, she is still having contractions, births were done at 9 am. Our breeder said it's probably trauma to uterus and it's just trying to get back to normal, may last until midnight.

I think we should just keep pets and quit the breeding stuff, man it can be a headache. She couldn't have had them this past weekend when it was 50*, nnnnoooooo, she had to wait until it was 17* this morning. I was dressed for work, my steel toed boots froze my feet!


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 04:31 PM

Sorry to hear Marty, and I know exactly what it feels like.  This kind of stuff always happens now & then with all farm animals, but you know that already.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 04:44 PM

Sorry bubba. Some times you just can't win.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 04:48 PM

Sorry to hear about the loss.  It sure seems like farming is a tough way to go.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 04:52 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss,hopefully your doe will come thru ok.



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 05:23 PM

Hope the doe gets sorted out ok, sorry about losing the kids.

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 07:17 PM


You try to do everything right and sometimes it just doesn't work out. I used to farm and it was like rolling a pair of dice , sometimes it would work out and then again it doesn't.
With a bit of good luck the doe will recover for you.
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Posted January 16, 2014 - 07:20 PM

Yeh, happens sometimes, sorry to hear of it, your luck may break, never know.



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 08:23 PM

:wallbanging:  :wallbanging: :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:

 

 

Got home tonight, my doe was dead too. Already getting stiff and little cold, maybe 1-2 hrs before I got there 

 

 

:boo_hoo:  :boo_hoo:  :boo_hoo:

 

 

Now...how to bury a 200#  goat in the frozen wasteland with no machinery :wallbanging:  Guess I will try to rent a towable backhoe for Saturday morning. And she died lying up against the swing in gate, probably have to climb over and remove hinges to get her out.

 

 

My breeder has lost 2 prize does and 6 babies this year too, must be something in the air up here.

Kind of like when hurricane Ike rolled through in 2008, the non pregnancy and loss of babies that fall/winter was really high.

 

Yeah, Daniel, know it all too well. Sucks when you only keep 3-4 and get attached to them, almost like a dog or cat. We've decided w are done breeding. Buy market proejct for son, maybe see if someone will let daughter show a doe.


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