As hard as I try, I always end up with a few kids in the house. We have had gorgeous weather, but now the wind chill has turned dangerous. With my does giving birth with so much ease, practically no signs of labor beforehand, no sounds while kidding, I am doing double watch duty.
I have four kids in the house at this point.
They do not wear diapers all of the time. Luckily, as expensive as diapers are these days, I found a package in the linen closet from last year.
Often times the baby goats, if needed, will move into one or several of our large dog crates until the wind chill climbs back up into a safety zone.
The first two kids are in the house because they were a part of triplets born (not the same dam). With the cold and wind, and does that seemed overwhelmed, I ended up rescuing one each. The last two were born at 5:00 this morning and never dried off well enough to ward off the cold. I worked on all four to bring their body temperature back up. Two were "iffy," but all are happy and healthy right now!
I have been busy this Sunday, and still trying to sneak in a nap. We just had two more born within the hour. I helped the mommas dry the kids. I am hoping they gain their own body temperature quick enough so I do not need to remove them from the barn.
I give a lot of credit to my husband, Bob, for being right there, helping as he can.
Our kid goat hotel until Wednesday (when the barn temperatures should be safe again):