Friday was a rollercoaster of a day. First I was woken up to the news that Blush had kidded unexpectedly and the baby appeared to be dead. I threw on barn clothes and raced over to the barn through the two feet of fresh snow, and yes the beautiful doe kid was beyond saving.
Then I noticed Moana was having discharge so I moved Havilah and Velvet along with their kids back into the main barn and and cleaned out the three kidding stalls by myself as my children were headed off to school. While I was cleaning things out Layla marched over to me and very loudly announced she was going to kid and wanted her nice comfy stall back. So I double timed it and got her back where she wanted to be, and moved Moana into the pen next to her.
While I was waiting on Layla to kid, Moana started pushing too - it appeared to be race to see who was going to kid first and then instead of a kid Moana had a vaginal prolapse. I texted our regular vet but she is on maternity leave herself, so I called around to a few other vets and wasn't having any luck getting someone to come out. Then she sucked it back up before I could do anything more than get the straw picked off.
Quads for Layla x Saranghae
Then Layla got serious about kidding - her water broke - and then she decided that kidding against the wall was what she wanted to do. I dragged her away from the wall, and she scooted right back, then she started popping out kids with less than two inches of space one right after the other, I would barely clear noses and the next one was coming. It took 18 minutes from the time her water broke until I was placing the 4th kid by her head.
She gave us two bucks and two does - it appears that there are blue eyes in the bunch but I don't want to call it until I am 100% sure as some of them look a little on the dark side and are likely to turn brown in a week or two.
Moana's vet visit
After the kids were all cleaned up from Layla's kidding I ran back to the house to get something to eat and get some dry clothes on. While I was in the house Moana prolapsed again. Then a meat goat breeder friend of mine that lives in the area let me know she had a vet coming to her place to do a health certificate that afternoon and said maybe we could piggy back onto that appointment. I called and the vet agreed to come see her.
He got here around 4pm and I think this was the first time he had ever worked on a Nigerian Dwarf goat. All he had was sheep sized gear, but with some jerry-rigging we go a prolapse retainer in her. The vet thinks she will kid in 5-7 days, and while sheep can lamb around one of those devices he doesn't think she can, so we have to keep a watch on her around the clock until she is ready to kid, at which time we will need to remove the device.
She isn't thrilled with the device, but so far hasn't managed to dislodge it. This is the first time we have ever had to deal with a prolapse, and I sure hope it is our last. Other than being annoyed about it she is doing well, and Presley is in the kidding stall next to her to keep her company. They are both High Tide daughters and both were bred to Saranghae.