I've heard people talk about first timers not knowing what they are doing, but I've never seen it.........till now. That ignorant goat wouldn't push for anything. Wouldn't even lay down! It took FOREVER! She started labor yesterday morning. I went to bed at 8:30 PM and she was still doing the same thing, just standing there, yawning and stretching. Wouldn't lay down and push for nothin'. Set my alarm for 11:15, when I got down there she had a foot sticking out, and I though whoo hoo! Finally! HA! Still wouldn't lay down and push. I guess she though that she didn't have to do any work to get it done. To top it off it was a back leg, only one and it was upside down. How the carp go you help a goat who won't help herself?? I tried to reposition but that just wasn't happening. So I grabbed the foot and started gently pulling. She's still standing, now walking. Now running (what an idiot). She ran into the corner, fell down and I got one leg totally out. Then the rest of him popped out. I thought he was dead, but stuck my finger in his mouth, held him upside down and shook him a couple times and finally got him breathing and coughed all the fluid out. She was a good mama once the kid was here but ohmygoodnesswhatamess!!!!
Anywho, he's a nice little buckling and doing great. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt this time, but if she's that stupid next time Naomi will have no more babies! LOL
So with her buckling we've got 6 babies. 3 boys and 3 girls, and all fit, sassy, and healthy, which is what really matters. All of my girls are good mamas and that's important to me as I don't bottle feed my kids. Tulip has a HUGE amount of milk, I'm pleased with Star's udder, and although Naomi's does leave a little to be desired (her nipples are only as long as my first pinkie joint, I need a Capuchin monkey to milk her for me) hopefully her next freshening her bag will be better. If not, she'll just become The Youngun's cart goat!