Despite all of the barn doors being open, Alys kidded right where she was supposed to do it: the back corner of the barn one of the kidding pens. She was licking him with single-minded mommy-intensity. Baby was head up and ready to go find that mom-food. So I toweled baby off, fed mom, gave baby a squirt of goat goop (molassas and electrolytes), and closed the kidding pen gate.
Yes, she sonogrammed as having twins in there, but there's is the chance that we just saw both sides of the same kid. It's happened before, and I'm sure will happen again.
I love having goats that don't need help. Sure, there's a slight chance of a fatal issue, but for the most part, they are doing what nature said to do.
... So I'm at work, even though half of my brain is home in the barn, coo'ing over the newborn.
Photo of the proud mama and new boy:
|Alys kidded a baby boy on 2-10-2012
Alys was the first mom to kid this year. Her baby boy showed up at about 7 AM, and was ready to rumble immediately.