Kidding Season at PsiKeep 2014

Drought

It is our third year of drought.Without the rains we had a long drawn out autumn that graduated from golden to brown to brittle. We had a hard freeze and the winds ripped the last of the leaves from the trees. Now we languish, day after day, as the rainstorms roil out in the Pacific or slam down from the Arctic only to arch over the land as if it is under a bell jar or cupped in a giant fist of drought.

Image of three SCI goat kids

Three month old San Clemente Island goat kids playing on a tree stump.

Image of goat kids playing

SCI Goat kids playing on tree stump

Kidding Season Begins

It is kidding season at PsiKeep. Actually the kidding season began early last December 2013. Two does dropped their kids in one week. My seed female, mother of all, from which all my does have come from, had a difficult delivery. The first kid was born a healthy buckling and labeled E-01. (E for year 2014, odd number for male and 01 for the first male born in 2014.) The doe passed the remains of tissue that might have been an undeveloped second kid. But the next morning she passed a third kid. It was a healthy developed looking buckling but it must have strangled on the umbilical cord or had been too long in the birth canal.

For a couple of days I thought I might lose the mother doe. She was so weak she could barely stand and nurse her kid. I milked her and fed her the extra colostrum/milk, which is high in antibodies. This seemed to help and give back some if her energy. She drank her own milk for about three days and started nursing on the second day. I was careful to make sure the buckling had enough milk especially those first days when it is high in content with colostrum. But since there was only one kid I had extra milk to feed the mother.

A few days later the second doe dropped two healthy kids, a doeling and a buckling. More kids are on their way in the next few months.

Below are current photos of the three kids. They are ready for sale now.

Image of SCI male kid

SCI Male buckling, one month old (E-01)

Image of SCI female kid goat

Female SCI kid goat, one month old (E-02)

Male SCI kid goat (E-03)

Male SCI kid goat (E-03)

For more articles on San Clemente goats at PsiKeep check out the menu at the top of the page.

Individuals interested in purchasing San Clemente Island goats should contact: lorenwolf@myway.com
PsiKeep ranch does not ship life animals. Buyers must arrange their own pickup.

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Posted on January 6, 2014, in Psi Keep Center for the Arts, San Clemente Goats, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Leslie Edmundson

    They’re BEAUTIFUL! Leslie SCI Goat Association

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