The first doe to deliver was Hannah. At first she wasn't pushing much so Abigail and I packed all of our schoolwork up and headed out to the barn. We only got through about 2 pages of reading "The Red Badge of Courage" when we noticed Hannah starting to really push and getting no where. This is about when Gala's water broke.
I decided to go in and see what was going on in Hannah. Good thing I did, as I was just getting tail first.
Thankfully Hannah has a HUGE birth canal and uterus so I was able to easily push it back up in there, reposition it and pull it out breech. That one was a buck.
Right as Abigail finished pulling the last one out of Hannah, Gala started giving some nice big pushes. She wasn't getting anywhere either so I stepped in and gave a hand. I was only getting a head and 1 front foot but after a little searching I found another front foot. It took all the pulling I could do and all her pushing plus her nice big birth canal to pop that big guy out. I handed him over to Dad and pulled out the other one, another huge buck! They look like monsters compared to the other little ones!
Around 3:30 I went to go check on Alithia since I knew she was going soon too. She had just delivered a doe kid. I got her all cleaned up and decided to quick pull the rest since I didn't want to drag it on any longer than I had to. I figured she'd only have twins since though she was big, she's not very long and therefore those babies would stick out more to the sides. :) Plus the baby wasn't exactly all that small either. I went in, pulled another.....nice sized doe! Got her cleaned up and went back to her stall for a last check to make sure she was done and there I found a tiny little...doe! Cute as could be and already enjoying the world. :) I carried them all inside and got the share the exciting news of triplet does! I think that's a first on our farm!
So all in all, we had 3 does deliver and had 8 kids, 3 boys and 5 girls. We are now at 6 does freshened and 12 kids (5 boys and 7 girls). They are still all inside in the pool, but I think they are going out pretty soon. Probably after their 10:00 feeding.
Here's a video of me pulling Hannah's first kid.
Hope you enjoy!