Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Baby Girl in the Playpen

Yesterday as I started through the gate to feed Pilgrim and Mary, I was met with the scene of Snowball giving or had just given birth to three babies.020

There were 2 brown babies and one with a white body and a brown head.  Two are girls and one is a boy. 

We don’t often have a nanny give birth to three and many times one is so small it can’t make it on its own.

I noticed immediately that the little brown headed girl was in serious trouble, she was breathing hard and could not stand up.021

They were all tiny babies, but she was very tiny and I knew she couldn’t make it without help.  So the mother instinct kicks in and I get the colostrums (which they must have in first 12 plus hours to survive) and after several ounces, she is recovering nicely.

This  morning she can get up by herself and stand, still a little weak on walking.  I will try this morning to reunite her with her mother?022

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These are the other two.

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Mom and two babies.

While we were gone, Susie had 2 little girls and they are darling and running and playing.

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We have about two or three nannies that appear to be ready to give birth, but they can fool me for a week or two sometimes.

Well, live goes on at the Bar H and you have to run to keep up.

I named by house guest Sweet Baby, I  hope her mother takes her back, otherwise I am the mama and that makes it hard on the little goat.  They need to be in the pasture with the other goats.

Can’t wait for daylight to see if there are any new ones.  When one goat starts….the other pregnant nannies are usually not far behind.

Will keep you posted………

See Y’all

Mama Barbara

11 comments:

Peggy said...

They are so adorable!! Hope the little one is still doing well. You are a good goat mommy :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

How cute! So glad you helped the little one out and hope Mom does take her back. :-) Susan

cityfarmer said...

omg...made me lonesome for days on the farm I grew up on....hace fun bottle feeding!

Carol said...

Your new babies are so cute! Enjoy your Sunday!

Blessings,
Carol

ga.farmwoman said...

Congratulations on all the babies!
I hope the Nanny goat takes the baby back.
You did really well on helping the little one survive.
I know what you mean about the others won't be far behind. Before you know it, there the little rascals are.
Good luck on the baby and the other births.
Have a great day.
Pam

jeanne said...

Barbara, I was so tied up on Saturday I didn't get to any of my pinkies. I am trying to catch up now. Your baby goats have me smiling BIG. I hope the baby is ok. I LOVE your post.

Thank you for wanting to add me to your blog list. I would be honored. Now to your pink post.

Happy baby goats.

Hugs...Jeanne

trash talk said...

Amazing! I know you'll be taking real good care of that sweet baby until mom will! Baby animals are the best part of spring! Debbie

Barbee' said...

Let us know if the wee one goes back to Nanny OK. Poor little weak thing.

Susan S. said...

How fun and what a cute, sweet surprise! Hope the little one is doing better today.

debbie said...

DEAR BARBARA,
WOW...WHAT DO I MISS IN JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS...5 BABIES.....THAT'S GREAT AND YOU ARE MAMA TO ONE TEMPORARILY.
CONGRATS ON THE BABIES
BLESSINGS
THANKS FOR THE PRECIOUS WORDS YOU LEFT ON MY BLOG...I WILL TREASURE THEM
LOVE
HUGS
debbie

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Awwwwww, I hope the little ones are all OK. I couldn't resist and lifted one of your photos and posted it on today's blog.