Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Monday, April 9, 2012

Abigail's Kids

Abigail had her kids Sunday afternoon! My friend, Donna, and her husband were here for Easter and she and I went down to check on Abigail after dinner because I figured she would be kidding soon. She had a contraction while we were there so back to the house to get some towels. I figured she would probably take half an hour or so but when we got back, she had delivered #1 Son and he was pretty much dry!

#1 Son


I moved him into the goat house and she spent some time cleaning him up. It was a good half hour before she started having contractions again and then it was only a matter of a few minutes before she delivered #2 Son and her little girl, Lily.


I sure was hoping she would only have two but, so far, she is nursing all three. I took some more pictures this morning.



#2 Son

Lily

#1 Son

#2 Son

Lily

A tired Maaa

I am a bit worried about Abigail, she will eat the goat ration that I bring her and she has been drinking water but she hasn't been eating her alfalfa. If anyone has any input or suggestions I would really appreciate it!

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, dear. i hope she does okay. triplets must be difficult to keep up with - energy-wise and milk-wise.

homegrown countrygirl said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations to Abigail and to all of you! It couldn't have been easy... I hope she recouperates soon!

Teresa said...

I swear Pam has post-partum depression. You can give her some probiotics. If she doesn't start eating in another day, you could also try a shot of vitamin B complex, which is an appetite stimulant. Of course, a temp check to make sure she doesn't have any infection is a good idea. Make sure she doesn't have worms.

LindaG said...

Is it possible the alfalfa has fallen on the ground? I've read they won't eat it if it's dirty.

I hope all the kids do well and that Abigail starts eating right soon. ♥

Tombstone Livestock said...

congrats on triplets, they should do fine with her so long as no one bullys one. Try her alfalfa first and give her grain ration hour or so later, course that makes double chores. Give her some molasses in her water to boost her energy.

MamaTea said...

Congrats on the babies! I don't know enough about goats to offer you any advice, but those pictures sure are cute...and I'll keep my fingers crossed that mama and babies do well! :)

nancy said...

Ahhhhhhh, cute!

Ruth Dixon said...

Wow, trips... what a bunch of cuties. No real suggestions for momma eating, just lots of rest? Keep us posted.

Alica said...

Just the idea of triplets makes me tired...but they're cute! I hope her eating picks up soon!

Michelle said...

Beautiful babies. Sorry have no ideas for you. Let us know how they do.

Madge Bloom said...

Awwww, TOO dang cute for words!

Ngo Family Farm said...

CUTE! Sweet little Easter babies. Hope mama goat is doing well today.
-Jaime

Kristina said...

Cute!

Robyn said...

Candy, looks like you had a fun Easter surprise! Who needs the Easter Bunny when you have baby goats?

Kateri said...

Triplets! Oh, my gosh! They are so cute. I hope you figure out the problem with the mom and she starts eating soon.

SweetLand Farm said...

Oh they are sooooo cute!!! Congrats!!
I don't really know much of anything about goats. I hope she gets to feeling hungry soon though, and the kids do well.

dr momi said...

...and those are BIG kids! So healthy looking. I hope Abigail is eating now.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

They are so cute! Triplets!

Michaele said...

These are beautifully babies! Love the tri-coloring. Have you tried warm water and molasses? At least she is eating something. If no alfalfa soon, I would try the probiotics.

Candy C. said...

Update: Abigail is eating fine now and doing well. Little Lily though is sick...

Jennifer said...

OOooo so sweet! Congratulations. They all are so stinkin beautiful!!! So much fun. I dont have any input on Abigail... but is she eatin grass, I've noticed all my goats cuttin back on their hay cause they are eatin more green stuff.

gtyyup said...

Glad to hear Abigail is OK...sending healing thoughts for Lily. They are all just so cute...a nice surprise for Easter!!

Marie said...

Precious babies, and such a wonderful Easter gift!