So I decided to come into the house as I could watch her from the deck and a window in the house. To burn off my nervous energy, I vacumned the house, stopping every few minutes and looking out the window to check on Eva. She was pacing, but no "bubble" yet to be seen. I finally finished the vacuming and sat down to read more of my goat books about kidding. I got up a few minutes later looked out the window and sure enough I seen the "bubble". It was almost time. I quickly put my winter coat on and winter boots. I ran out the door and checked on her. She was doing fine, but the bubble was gone??? The bubble is the sac containing the kid, with the nose and two feet usually to be seen. But it was not there. Hmmm, does she have a problem? While observing her, I realized even though the sun is out, we had a north wind and it was very cold on my legs as I just had my jeans on. So I decided to run back in the house, put my long underwear and my chore jeans on that are flannel lined. Now I would be nice and toasty while outside. When I went back outside I could hear Eva just a blaying. Oh no, is she having problems? When I ran over to the pen she was in the box that the goats use for shelter from the weather.When I looked at her, I could tell she was pushing, but I couldn't see her "bottom" as she was laying in the box with it facing the furthest corner from me. Now how was I suppose to tell if the kid was postioned right? She finally quit pushing and with me coaxing her and pulling on her collar, I was able to get her to come out of the box. Sure enough there was a nose and two feet! Everything was looking good, so I just stepped back and let mother nature take her course. A few minutes later, here was kid number 1
|Eva drying off Kid 1
|And then there were 3
I'll be taking more pics of the kids and will keep you updated on them. Our other goat is not due until May.