I came home this evening at about 8.30pm. I saw Juju, still with her big round belly and thought, noop, no babies yet. Then I looked again, did a double take and saw that I had two little babies in the big outside goat pen! Maggie had her babies! I guess that the goat lady did not make a mistake. I ran inside the house, grabbed the flashlight, got half way to the pen and ran back to the house to plug in the power cord as I have a heat lamp set up in the goat pen. I went into the goat yard and picked up the babies and put them in the goat pen/stall with the heat lamp. Both babies are fluffy and dry. They were walking and crying out in the yard and in the stall they kept walking around and crying! I fed the big goats.
I have not seen them nurse yet. And when Maggie was eating her grain, one of the babies went to her, she side stepped him and went back to her grain. I hope that she is a good mama. I don't plan on bottle feeding them. My plan is to let them nurse for a few days to get the good stuff that they need and then the babies and I will share Maggie's milk. (Just so you know, the one baby did NOT nurse on the other. It tried but didn't)
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