Ada’s kid

Ada was due Tuesday, Wednesday didn’t look too promising and came and went. I figured she just had a single. Thursday came along and her tail ligaments were very loose but she ate breakfast and was happy to get her grain. She followed the herd around much of the day looking very uncomfortable. About noon I went out to check them and she very much wanted to lay down and labor. The herd kept moving and so would she. I put her in the kidding pen but she was not happy so I thought it best just to leave her with the herd and she would eventually settle down somewhere to kid.

I went out to check again about 1 and she looked very ready but unsure so I put her in the barn and sat with there where she immediately layed down and commenced to pushing. It took her a long while to push the kid out but as a first timer, this is not unusual. She did just fine all by herself and the kid was in the perfect position. So far this year, I’ve had to “help” very little and the only help that was necessary was pulling a bit on a larger kid. A nice brown little doe sired by Storm, oh and the ears =). Cute as a bug’s ear and mama is doing wonderfully. Took her a little bit to understand that baby needs to nurse and not just be cleaned up but this is to be expected from some new Moms. I held a leg up a minute to let the kid latch on and all was right with the world after that.

adas kid

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