Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This Just In!

Bonita has been bred! There will be more milk!

10 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

Great news all around today. So so happy! Can't wait to hear all about that adventure.

October 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Allright!

October 10, 2012 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Hooray!!!

My Miracle and her suitor, E.T. have "baby danced" on two separate days. I've documented them. I'm still keeping her there for a month to ensure all the bases are covered since I had such a hard time getting her bred (-missing the first year entirely!)

October 10, 2012 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger aerogramme said...

lets hope for twins doeling ....

October 10, 2012 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Mare said...

Awesome!

October 10, 2012 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger rabbit said...

Way to earn your keep Bonita! ;)

October 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Fresh Eggs Farm said...

So I have a dumb question - I have goats, for the first time this year - we are trying to make sure that they get bred. We have borrowed a male goat from another farm...he's in with the ladies, both when they are in their pen and out in the pasture. I've seen "the deed" happen with our younger goat. I've never witnessed it with our older one. How do I know if they are pregnant?

October 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Congratulations, Bonita! (And Jenna - I think you got the better end of that deal, having met Bonita's suitor last weekend). Fingers crossed for little Francis as well.

October 10, 2012 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger luckybunny said...

Wonderful news! Hope all goes well through the winter and in the spring! Nothing better than fresh goats milk.

October 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

@ Fresh Eggs- This is my first year breeding my goats too. I've had to take the ladies on "goat dates" - a pain, but I'm not sure I want a buck.

It's my understanding that you should look for signs of estrus (clumped tail hair, discharge, tail flagging etc) approx 20-22 days after you breed them. If they go into heat again, they aren't pregnant. Barring that, you can pay for an ultrasound. I just don't have that kind of money to spend on goats ;)

I'm pretty sure one of mine is pregnant now. I bred her a month ago, haven't seen any signs of estrus and she looks wider to me, somehow. I'm hoping the one that I bred last week is too because I had to drive her 2 hours away for her "date".

October 13, 2012 at 9:25 AM  

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