Monthly Archives: April 2011

Belle’s Babes

Belle's Babes

Belle’s Babes

Oh dear!  I barely got the last post published and she goes and gives birth!  Belle had quadruplets today at noon, she had three out and moving and the fourth still had the birth sack over the head so I pulled it off and dried and stimulated it and she did the rest.  She is such a good mother.  There are two males and two females.  They weigh in at 3.75 lbs., 4.25 lbs., 3.9 lbs., and 3.8 lbs..  WOW!

They all got a good dose of colostrum and are exhausted.  Today is a warm and breezy spring day and they are sleeping in the sun while they rest up after being born.  Being born is hard work.  Here they are, 30 minutes old.

Belle

Belle

Belle is a ‘Fainting’ or ‘Myotonic’ goat.  She has never ever stiffened up or “fainted” but her kids have done both.  Belle is very tame and will come up to me and rest her head on my leg for me to scratch or pet her.  She will be delivering baby goats this week!  Goats have about a 155 day gestation and Belle was bred the first week of November.  Last time she had kids she had triplets and two survived.  Those kids became pets for my friend Sally’s grandkids.  Must post this NOW, so I can update my page!