So here we are in February, 5 weeks away from our first kidding due date. We are so excited to have our first little Nigi kids! Our kidding box is ready and waiting along with our Kidding Preparations To-Do List. Desta will be due first, on March 16, and then Ellie and DeeDee in April and hopefully Jubi in May. So, with all this anticipation going on, I have been reading up on what to expect, look for, etc. One topic that has come up a lot lately is "pregnancy ketosis". I have never experienced this, even with our Lamanchas which were not nearly as healthy as our NDs are. However, it seems like quite a few goat people have lost or nearly lost does and kids to this imbalance. There is a very good article out there written by Sue Reith, and I am including a link to it for those of you who would like to read it. Basically she says there is no such thing as "pregnancy ketosis" that pregnancy is one condition and ketosis is another condition. However, pregnant does can have ketosis as a secondary condition to pregnancy. Anyway, there is a lot of good information in the article, it is definitely a recommended read. http://www.kinne.net/ketosis.htm
We will be posting "cute kid" pictures on the site as soon as they are born, so don't forget to come back and get your "kid fix" starting in mid March! In the mean time, we will be adding some "kid bump" and fuzzy goat pictures this week, so feel free to check those out as well. Happy kidding everyone!
Ellie's Kid Bump!