On Tues evening, Marigold went gently and quietly into labour and produced a beautiful little female kid. We have named her Anemone.
Here are a few photos showing the birthing process and the rather fabulous end result!
(The pics are best avoided if you are a bit squeamish)
At the beginning of labour the ‘bubble’ appears. It may burst or remain intact. You may be able to see two tiny white hooves inside it. Normal deliveries are head first with the head between the feet. The tongue is often hanging out. This is normal.
Here you can see the tiny white hooves and a pink tongue and nose appearing. The ‘bubble’ has burst.
And a few minutes later the kid is born and mum licks and licks to clean her.(Softly bleating all the while) I do intervene a bit and clear the kid’s nose and mouth of mucus and give the kid a brisk rub with a rough towel.. and then let mum take over.
Warm water with molasses is appreciated after the birth .
Welcome to the world Anemone xxxx
What a gorgeous girl! Anemone xxx
Mum and baby x
Both doing great!!
……….and hereis a link to my favourite website about goat keeping and kidding . Enjoy!