Good and Bad Season at Capering Pine Farm


| 8/9/2016 10:49:00 AM


Tags: birthing goat kids, Jean Silver, using apples,

Jean SilverEvery year when kidding time comes around I pull out my books on how to raise dairy goats, veterinary medicine, and anything else I can think of that might help me get my moms and babies through this exciting but scary time of year. I pore over the pages on abnormal presentations and what can go wrong, wondering if I would recognize a problem if it occurred. This was only my fourth kidding season, and I consider myself a novice.

Fiona kidded first. 

And in private. 

When the others went out to browse, she laid down in the stall and refused to go. Twenty minutes later I was back, and there she was with three slimy babies. 

Goat kids

But not everything went as well.




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