Tales from the Goat Birthing Pen!
Sneaky Willow goats delivery!
Willow, her twin Brother and Mom were our first goats here at Cotton Bean Goat Farm. She tolerates humans most of the time.
We knew she was getting close and she has been acting off for the past 24-48 hours which means she got special attention. I’m sure it was more attention than Willow goat wanted but it did come with fig newton treats. We have been doing Willow checks every hour during the day and every few hours at night. Sunday she was off by herself which is unusual for this Nigerian / Kiko / Boer Doe. Her utter looked like it was about to pop so we knew she was close. We went to eat lunch Sunday and guess what we found when our daughter did a Willow check.
Our daughter came running in to announce “Willow is having a baby”. I slid on shoes, grabbed our emergency kit and ran to the pasture to be greeted by twins! That sneaky goat had already had her baby goats. I guess it was a text book pregnancy.
She blessed us with a solid white doeling and a redish brown colored doeling. Red Man you are the Daddy goat!
Red Man our 100% Registered Buck and the Daddy of the doelings.