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Another Sad Day

March 3rd, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I lost two more baby goats this morning.

It has been in the 50-60s for a while now. But suddenly we got a cold snap and a bad ice storm. Temps below zero or single digits. Figures it is the week babies are due.

Found two this morning, they froze to death.

I feel like such a failure. I have never lost babies goats until this year. I am so upset, and feel so guilty for the little ones. I have already bawled my eyes out.

Of course the babies were sold. So another $600 down the crapper.

I only have 2 more does left to kid. I am going to the farm store today and buying a dog pen that I can set up inside my big barn, hopefully they will be warmer in there and the babies will have a chance of survival. I also am hooking up a baby monitor so I can tell if they kid over night.

It is suppose to warm up within a week. Pray the last two can hold their babies in until then.

Frown Frown

I set another $100 to my IRA.

5 Responses to “Another Sad Day”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Can you run a space heater in there?

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    I am so sorry about the baby goats.

  3. klarose Says:

    A space heater would not be safe. I can use a heat lamp, but again, in a barn full of hay I am a little cautious using any heat. I put them inside the big barn which is about 5-10 degrees warmer. Baby monitor is set up. Hopefully I will catch them in time.

    Once the babies are dry they can stand pretty cold temperatures. It is the time when they are first born and wet that is the most critical. Usually I am there for the kiddings and I help dry them off. If its really cold I will bring them inside until they are dry. This is the first year I have missed the kiddings. I wont make the same mistake again. Now I just worry they will kid when I am at work.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Frown

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so sorry. It must be heartbreaking.

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