Stone Acres Ranch






KIDDING SEASON 2000-2001

at Stone Acres Ranch








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DECEMBER 2000






MOLLY/N.B. (neighbor buck:) ... d.o.b. DEC. 30 .. 4:00pm

*1 Buck*

(due ??)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Perfect delivery:) ... NO problems ... I usually have to help her newborns nurse for awhile, as her teats are to large for them to latch on ... also have to watch her the first 24 hrs, that she does not harm the 'kids' trying to 'nest' ... she is a very agressive nester:) ...

Since 1992 Molly has had 20 does & 7 bucks (includes 3 quad sets:) ... A major producer!

*Footnote... Molly's boy has a problem with his neck, that he was evidently born with (does not seem to bother him much) ... Interestingly he learned to nurse on mom after one week, because I had her in a such small area, it was easier for him, to figure it out... years past it could take up to a month for a kid to be able latch on without help... Good to know for next year:))





JANUARY 2001






TAMMI with her triplets:)
This Year...


TAMMI /N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 1, 2001 .. 5am to 7:45am

***3 Bucks*** (approx 6-8lbs each:)

(due 12-30-00)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Dale checked early & found Tammi had already delivered 1 good sized boy .. it had been about 20 min. or so as he was all cleaned up .. Tammi would contract, but no progress .. we waited about a half hour, then I went in to check for a possible problem .. next kid was presented spine first .. called my friend Lori (she is quite good at deciphering & repositioning the kids inside 'mama') .. by the time she arrived (with her husband) as it turned out there was a third kid trying to make it's way out .. Lori was able to manuever the second one in order to pull the third one .. she was then able to locate the second ones back legs & pull him out .. none to soon for the third smaller one, of the three .. he was showing signs of distress, but pulled out of it well:) ... Tammi was a trooper thru the whole ordeal! ... Gave her 10cc Pen G, for possible internal infection ... Not quite enough colostrum for all three to get plenty, so borrowed some from their grandma Molly:)

(Tammi is Molly's daughter, 1993)







SAVANNAH /N.B. .. d.o.b. Jan 4 .. 12:30 pm

**2 beautiful Does** (7-8lbs each)

(due Jan-?)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

A textbook delivery:)) .. When making a check, found Savannah with her 'girls' ... beautifully marked ... one black & white (*Esther), the other brown & white (*Willow) ... sure tempted to hand feed them, but know it is best to leave on mom, this year... need to reduce labor, somehow, as much as possible, besides I always hated taking 'babies' from their moms!











SNOW /N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 4 .. 3:00pm

**2 beautiful Does**, too:)

(due Jan-?)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Also a textbook delivery! ... Returning from picking up the grandkids, found Snow with her 2 'girls' ... by their size I figured they were bucks, but turned out to be does ... both are brown variations, with a patch/spotty type pattern ...




SNOW's Girls:))
Above.. a couple days, Below.. about 3 weeks















Cookie before kidding:)


COOKIE /N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 6 .. 11am

**1 Buck 1 Doe**

(due Jan-?)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Cookie did very well ... After the buck was born, he was so big (about 10lbs) I kinda figured she was done, but she was hiding a doe, that came about 10 min. later ... the boy is white ... the doe reddish brown & white ... all are healthy:)) ... Cookie had plenty of colostrum ...














TIFFANY/N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 6 .. 5:00pm

**2 Bucks**

(due Jan-?)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose')

Had them on her own ... A first freshner, she was abit confused as to what she had done:) ... one boy about 6-7lbs, the other, about the smallest we've ever had in 10 years, maybe 3-4lbs!! ... sooo tiny:) ... Tiffany had very little colostrum ... had to get some from Cookie, to make sure the littlest one had a good start ...












DAIZEE /Santana .. d.o.b. Jan 7 .. 12:30pm

**2 Does**

(due Jan-?)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Daizee was very lazy ... she had placenta hanging for a period of time, but she was not contracting ... going in, I found that both were trying to arrive at the same time ... my going in helped stimulate Daizee to push ... I pushed one back & pulled the first one out ... then waited a short while to see if she would have the second one on her own .. she still did not contract until I reached in again ... both are big & healthy ... black with white crowns & white blaizes, on their heads, like their grandma Amy:)












AMY /N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 7 .. 3:00pm

**2 Does**

(due Jan 5)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Amy did just fine ... 1 doe black with tan points & NO white on her at all (*Ebony) the other (*---) looks more like her nieces (Daizee's daughters) with the white crown & blaize as well as her mother Amy:) ... each one has a weakness, though ... Ebony's back right leg, drags some ... the other does, left hip bows out ... both should be fine, with time, as they get stronger ... Amy had very little colostrum, perhaps her age is a factor (she is 10 this year) ... borrowed some from her daughter Daizee:))










HOLLY's doe is nursing ..
Her buck curious about the camera:))


HOLLY /N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 8 .. 11am

**1 Buck 1 Doe**

(due Jan 5)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Found Holly with her babies 'just' born ... One had followed the other too quickly & she was not responding to cleaning them, as she needed to ... the second born was drowning in it's sack ... gratefully I had checked on her just in time:) Both big & healthy ... Holly has a very nice size udder, as does her sister, Cookie ...




Sweet Dreams:))













NATALIE /N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 8 .. 2:30pm

**2 Bucks** very handsome

Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

(due 1-5)

Nat had a easy delivery & did well ... kids average size, about 6lbs. ... light brown & caramel coloring .... beautiful udder:)











SPECKLES /Sasequatch(?)Thunder ... d.o.b. Jan 8 .. 3pm

***TRIPLETS*** (1 Buck 2 Does)

(due Jan-?)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 1-12

Speckles needed help ... she was not contracting enough ... when I checked, I found a breach 'kid',(blocking the way) with it's back legs bent forward ... removed it ... the next one was head first, with one front leg presented ... felt she was done & was on my way to check on Myria & Cupcake, both imminent to deliver ... when my neighbor, who was helping me, happened to look back at Speckles, just as the third 'kid' was delivering, in reverse, back legs first ... abit of a surprise ... no way did she look like she would have a third one! ... Basically I had to keep stimulating her to contract & push as we went ...


Speckles triplets...
L to R.. Sugar, Baby Doll & brother:)











MYRIA day before kidding:)


MYRIA /N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 8 .. 3:30pm

*1 'big' Buck*

(due Jan-?)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Myria did not have contractions as she normally should ... By her actions I knew she was going to kid, but did not see her pushing/contracting at all ... At first she was very quiet, but as I went back & forth checking her she started to be vocal to me, as if she were saying she needed help ... (I was running between her & the 4 other does, either delivering, or close too) ... my nieghbor was here to help, so he held her, as I checked to see if there was a problem ... sure enough the 'kid' was right there ... by checking, I stimulated her to contract & push ... the sack was very dark brown, not so good ... a sign of being overdue & stressed ... he was fine, though:) ... Myria has a beautiful udder ... plenty of colostrum ...











CUPCAKE in Waiting:))


CUPCAKE /Thunder ... d.o.b. Jan 8 .. 4-5pm

***TRIPLETS*** (2 Bucks 1 Doe

(due 1-5)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Cupcake had a most unusual & tragic kidding!!!! ... all three kids had fluid in their lungs & very weak ... one buck died directly after birth ... he was full of fluid including the stomach & testicles as well as his lungs!!!! ... All were obviously lacking oxygen, being white/blue in color around their mouths ... the other buck & doe were brought inside ... I tubed them with colostrum & vitamin drench, then gave them Azzium to help clear the lungs & stimulate their body temp., also penicilin for pneumonia ... Bose' for muscle strength ... the doe died 4am next morning ... the buck lived till Sun. (1-7) early am ... took to vet twice ... we tried Furosemide (a diaretic s.p.) & Baytril (antibiotic) ... it was just as well, as he never was able to walk ... Gave Cupcake 10cc Pen in case of uteral infection ... PRAISE the LORD Speckles had just had her triplets, so I took the buck & grafted him to Cupcake ... she was so pleased, such a GOOD mama:)) ... Speckles still had her 2 does, which will now have a better chance at getting mom's milk, better for their optimum growth:)) ... Cupcake had plenty of colostrum & cleaned out fine...




CUPCAKE with Speckles (triplet) buck:)















NICOLE/N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 8 .. 6:00pm

**1 Buck & 1 Doe**

(due Jan ??)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Nicole did very well ... All are doing fine:)










KATELYN /N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 9 .. 5:30pm

**1 Buck 1 Doe**

(due 1-5)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

Katelyn also had her kids on her own & did very well, for a yearling ... she is on the wild side, though ... which makes it abit more difficult to help her ... as a yearling she had no idea what she had done:) ... she had them & walked away (very common) ... we cleaned them up, & put her in a (small area) pen, as I usually do, with all the mamas (for moms & kids to bond more easily) & I made sure (as I usually do) that her teats were open for them to nurse, then checked back often to make sure they were nursing ... Katelyn did not bag much, but enough for her kids ...










STARR /N.B. ... d.o.b. Jan 9 .. 2:00pm

*1 Buck*

(due 1-5)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 12-16

... Easy delivery ... All well ... Small but, adequate bag ...










JEWEL /N.B. .. d.o.b. Jan 10 .. 10:00am

**1 Buck 1 Doe**

(due 1-5)
Vaccinated (CD&T, Bose') 3-17

No problems ... Good bag & colostrum ...




JEWEL with her NEWborns:)











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