Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kidding Season is almost here

It's going to get really busy around here for the next several weeks!   Only 14 days until the first due dates!   I've been busy cleaning out the kidding stalls and putting in fresh bedding, getting the kidding kit ready, and making a new kid nursery.



 The girls are getting so big and round.

We have 48 does to deliver this spring.  I have a calendar tacked up on the wall in my office where I chart their due dates to help me keep track of who needs to go into the kidding stalls.


January, 2010 on the wall calendar

I try to be present for each delivery.  Needless to say, I'll be spending a lot of time out in the barn for a while!  I just hope it warms up in the next couple of weeks!!

The does and their due dates are listed below ...


Doe
Breed
Due Date
Nellie
Nubian
1/19/2010
Hazel
Toggenburg
1/19/2010
Lilah
Nubian
1/21/2010
Calin
Nubian
1/23/2010
Emily
Nubian
1/25/2010
Misty
Alpine
1/25/2010
Myrtle
Alpine
1/25/2010
Valary
Nubian
1/25/2010
Heather
Alpine
1/25/2010
Holly
LaMancha
1/26/2010
Chloie
LaMancha
1/26/2010
Sweet Pea
LaMancha
1/26/2010
Opal
LaMancha
1/26/2010
Tina
LaMancha
1/27/2010
Pearl
LaMancha
2/1/2010
Maggie
Alpine
2/13/2010
Lucy
LaMancha
2/13/2010
Bonnie
Nubian
2/14/2010
Lady
LaMancha
2/14/2010
Fawn
LaMancha
2/14/2010
Sissy
LaMancha
2/15/2010
NaNa
LaMancha
2/15/2010
Megan
LaMancha
3/3/2010
Mocha
LaMancha
3/7/2010
Lexie
LaMancha
3/9/2010
Kit
LaMancha
3/10/2010
Liz
Nubian
3/13/2010
Tiffany
LaMancha
3/19/2010
Lacey
LaMancha
3/24/2010
Butterscotch
LaMancha
3/25/2010
Trina
LaMancha
3/26/2010
Ci-Ce
LaMancha
3/28/2010
Merissa
LaMancha
4/4/2010
Faith
LaMancha
4/4/2010
Ellie
LaMancha
4/17/2010
Cocoa
LaMancha
4/20/2010
Emma
LaMancha
4/30/2010
JoJo
LaMancha
5/4/2010
Daphnie
LaMancha
5/6/2010
Sarah
LaMancha
5/9/2010
Angie
LaMancha
5/9/2010
Lilly
LaMancha
5/10/2010
Mandy
LaMancha
5/10/2010
Precious
LaMancha
5/10/2010
Vanissa
LaMancha
5/14/2010
Oreo
LaMancha
5/15/2010
Kat
Alpine
5/18/2010

7 comments:

Barbara said...

Hello, I am looking forward to keeping up with all the post & pics of the kids.

Feral Female said...

Holey canoli you sure are going to be busy soon!! Look forward to seeing the kids when they arrive. My does aren`t due until mid March so I still have a bit of time to relax. =)

Mrs. Bee said...

I will not complain EVER AGAIN for having to deal with seven goats!
You are going to be one busy lady!
Looking forward to reading about your adventures in kidding this year....be brutal, okay, that way I'll have no fluffy ideas about what I am getting into!!

Brenda said...

Yes ... busy is the word! We had 36 does to kid last season ... so what's a few more ?? :-)

I'm looking forward to posting this years "Adventures in Kidding" with lots of photos!

Jim Fisher said...

Brenda,

Love the blog. I have never had any dealing with goats but am very interested in milking them. Do you have any suggestions on how to start, what to read? I am in no hurry just when you get a chance. I'm sure to keep following the blog.

Jim
jim@feedingbabycalves.com

Brenda said...

Hi Jim, Welcome to my blog! I'll dig out of some of the books that helped me the most when I was first getting started and email the names to you. It is a good idea to do your research about raising goats before you get into them. They are different from other livestock on the farm. They are very intelligent, very affectionate, have social order within the herd, and love to have the attention of their people.

Deborah said...

I can't imagine having that many new moms to watch over before kidding. I only have 3 Nubians and the waiting is killing me. One is sitting with her legs cross, honest. We have been on watch since Christmas eve. Was told she had been with the buck the week before we got her. Nope! I think it was later than that or either she is holding out on us. TShe and another one will be first time moms and the third one has birth twice before (twins both times). How many babies do you generally average per doe? I am so ready, at least I think I am. All new experience for me, glad there are seasoned goat owners like you who could advise me if needed. Thanks for sharing.