Tuesday, May 17, 2016

We Have Baby Goats

Two of our does kidded yesterday,giving us two sets of twins. The other two does look like they could kid any day.

We have used Oberhasli or Toggenburg bucks in the past, but this year we did not have a buck on the farm, With only four does to breed, and knowing we were not going to keep any of the kids this year, we decided to use a stud service, a Boer Buck that belongs to a neighboring farm.

With the Boer cross you never quite know what to expect when the kids come, it's a surprise!
Out of the four we have now, no two look alike.

Here are Delilah's twins, two doe kids.

I don't have any good pictures of Sophie's kids yet. She was put in the barn before she kidded (cold and rainy) and you can't get a decent picture in there, due to lighting.

The kids stay with their moms, no bottle babies for us. My life is too busy for twice a day milking, Keeping the kids with the dams make it possible for us to keep goats and have milk. I will start milking the does in a few weeks. I look forward to yogurt, Chevre and ice cream.

The girls love having baby goats on the farm.  I am having a hard time convincing them that we are not keeping any this year. (Waaaaaaaah)

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  1. So cute! I hear you on bottle feeding. We did it one year and that was all it took for me to say "never again."

  2. Oh they are SO cute!!! I don't think I'd be able to not keep any ;-)

  3. Baby goats .... Let the fun begin!!!! They are just as cute as can be. Hope thy remain healthy and happy.

  4. I don't think there is anything cuter than new kids and calves. Unless it a baby something else.

  5. Oh now I want baby goats again. Adorable. Hug B

  6. They are so cute. Goats are on my list to have some day.

  7. Aw, they're lovely! We also would like to have goats for milking one day, but will have my own baby first! Thank you for sharing your pictures :-)

  8. We had our first goat babies this past winter. I just love seeing baby goat pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

  9. Congratulations! They are adorable. So, being ignorant of these things, you can keep the kids with the moms and get milk also?

    1. We will start separating the kids at night, milk the does in the morning. the kids then get put back out on pasture with mom during the day.

  10. So sweet. It must be hard to say goodbye to those cuties. Thank you for sharing your outdoor post on this week's Maple Hill Hop!

  11. Oh my goodness! They are so cute! I just want to kiss them. However I have never kissed a goat. Does my husband count, he is an old goat.... Maybe not. Relly enjoyed your blog post!


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