Liz and her firstborn doeling
I sat with her for a while waiting on the other kids to be delivered, but she was busy licking this baby dry. I rubbed the baby down with a towel and let Liz do the rest.
Liz finishing the cleaning
Since it was taking a while for her to deliver any more, I went ahead and finished feeding. 30 minutes passed so I gave her 2cc of Oxytocin to help her labor be more productive. It was only a few minutes later and she was pushing again. This time it was a little boy. He's spotted like his momma and daddy.
Cleaning her little buckling
The third one was born before she had the second one cleaned off. The third one is a little doeling and she's spotted too. Here she is with all 3 of her babies.
Liz and her triplets
The last one born was the first one to start nursing. I always make sure they have their belly full of momma's colostrum before I give them 1/2cc of BoSe orally. I also trim their umbilical cord if it's too long and then dip it in iodine to prevent any bacteria from entering through the cord.
Mmmm ... momma's milk!
I gave Liz a shot of BoSe (selenium and vita E), wormed her, and gave her a 30cc drench syringe of CalMagCo calcium supplement. I also gave her a bucket of warm molasses water.
She really appreciated the warm molasses water!
Since it's a chilly 20* out there tonight with a wind chill ... I decided to put kid coats on the babies to help them stay warm. They're also under the heat lamp for warmth.
Kid coats (the girls in the solid green and the boy in the stripped one)
Liz thought the kid coats were okay
They've settled in under the heat lamp to snooze for a while. I came inside to warm up, eat a little dinner and share the exciting news about the new babies before going back out to check the other does for labor.
Liz and her babies
I'm really glad Kidding Season has begun. I hope the rest of the does in the kidding pens take the hint and have their kids soon .... It would be really good though if they'd wait till morning. It's cold out there!!