|Zoey and twins, buckling on the left, doeling on the right.|
Yesterday afternoon I gathered up the goats for evening milking but noticed Zoey wasn't there. Knowing she was due to kid in three days I went looking for her. I scanned the pasture and saw her in the far corner. Was everything all right?
If she'd isolated herself, it could only mean one thing. As I got closer, I noticed a little brown thing standing next to her. I picked up my pace. Then I saw a little white thing on the ground behind her. I started running.
|These are second generation Kikobians, a Nigerian, Nubian, Kiko mix.|
Twins! Not only that, but they were both completely dry and she'd already delivered the placenta. I was shocked I'd missed it but relieved everyone was all right.
It was hard getting her to leave that spot, even though I was carrying her twins and sticking them right under her nose. We finally got to a clean, comfy, safe stall and I got the new little family settled in.
She has a boy and a girl, and is a good first time mama.
That wraps up kidding season for the year with 10 healthy kids: 4 bucklings and 6 doelings. We had a couple of close calls, but all are well and thriving. I feel very blessed.
Kidding: Last But Not Least, Zoey! © May 2014