This definitely isn’t Rosemary’s Baby. The devil didn’t have anything to do with this one. Well, maybe a little, because we haven’t been able to get a single thing done since she was born. Our Nigerian dwarf goat, named Chloe, had a baby girl last night (a female goat is called a doe). Nigerian dwarfs make the cutest babies. If you don’t believe me, judge for yourself.
Most dairy goat owners take the babies away from the mothers immediately. It is especially important to do this if the mother has a common disease called CAE because it is easily passed to the baby once it’s born. We’ve chosen to allow our Nigerian dwarfs to keep their babies for a short time (probably a month). Our goats are CAE free which is one of the reasons we’re letting them stay together. If you want to learn more about birthing goats, check out Fias Co Farms website. I believe it’s one of the best for goat information online. Nothing beats having friends with goats though. We’re very thankful for ours.
The 5-year-old in the tutu has named the new baby goat “Glitters”. We laugh every time we say it. I was hoping we could persuade her to find a different name, but I don’t think we’re going to win this one. However, the baby will be going to a new and wonderful home at Alva Island Farm soon. She’s planning to name the next babies… Puddins’ and Sprinkles. Great.
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