Star and Denali: Our second doe to kid this year was Star though she was "scheduled" to be 3rd, and we all know how well does follow any sort of plan. Star and Denali both started showing signs of moving into labor on Thursday evening. The girls had been sharing a pen overnight to get a little extra attention, premium sleeping spaces and extra alfalfa. When both started uddering up at about the same time we separated them into their own kidding pens. We spent all night up with both does, watching, checking. At every check, they would stand there and stare at us. Nothing. All night up with them just to be dead tired. We continued regular checks into the morning, with little progress beyond 2 very uncomfortable does. We checed Star at 9:30 and she was still pacing, and staring. At her next check, at 10:15, sh had delivered all 4 kids with no assistance! I quickly grabbed towels and started drying kids. 2 bucks, 2 does for Star.
Denali, not to be ignored, Decided she woukd slowly start getting down to business. So while we worked with Star and her small herd, we watched Denali. Denali kept hearing Stars kids and talking to them and by 1pm Denali had delivered her own triplet does. Denali is remarkable, she has never had a buck kid. Only does.