*Heads up, there are pictures of a goat kidding. If you don't want to see the pictures, please don't read further!
When I fed the animals this afternoon, I noticed June's udder had definitely bagged up more than yesterday. I figured the kids would be born either tonight or tomorrow. (her udder looks whitish in the picture because I put powder on it to help keep her from chafing)
I went back out around 7pm to put June in the barn since it was supposed to rain tonight. I noticed she had bagged up even more and she had a considerable amount of discharge. That meant kids soon!
I stayed out in the barn with her and she started having contractions.
After a while she had the first amniotic bubble.
Then there were hooves...
Then a big buck kid!
Then more hooves (and a nose and tongue)...
And then a doe kid!
Aren't they great?
I had the easiest time picking out names for them. Since today is the Ides of March, I went with that theme. The doe kid is Ides of March (Ida) and the buck kid is Et Tu Brute (Brutus).
I have a really cute video to post tomorrow, but right now it's bedtime for me!