Lessons, stories, and reflections from the Goat Midwife
What can you expect with a goat pregnancy? What do you do if things go wrong when goats give birth? What happens when you have a challenging newborn kid?
Seasoned goat farmer Deborah Niemann, author of Raising Goats Naturally, answers these questions and more by distilling the stories and experiences from over 650 goat births.
- The differences between normal goat pregnancies
- Necessary C-sections
- Incidents that may turn deadly serious.
There is nothing about goat care that creates more anticipation, excitement, frustration, and fear than birthing goats. For both new and experienced goat owners, Goats Giving Birth illuminates the joy, the sadness, and everything in between when birthing pregnant goats, giving you the confidence to handle a large spectrum of goat pregnancies and help birth happy, thriving kids.
"It's the most wonderful (and frightening) time of the year! From normal births to problem deliveries, all new goat owners could use an experienced mentor during kidding season. Goats Giving Birth is like having a long-time goat-owning friend waiting at your fingertips."
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I like the way the information is set up. It covers so many topics and helps me calm down during first time kidding experience. I feel more comfortable with anticipating the birthing experience.
I could not be happier with all three books I purchased from The Thrifty Homesteader. All are full
of important information for successfully raising healthy, happy goats, as well as making the most of everything you grow on your homestead. I highly recommend all of Deborah’s books!
Filled with stories of goats giving birth, I feel more confident knowing how to handle different birthing situations. This is a wonderful addition to my goat husbandry library. Highly recommend!
My daughters had goats years ago. I decided that I wanted to make cheese when I retire and bought two doelings this past spring. I wish I had this book when we bred my daughters' goats back in the day. The birth was terrifying and I felt helpless. This book would have been so helpful! Deborah covers all the bases and the photos help you to understand just what to expect. I'm not as anxious about breeding them next year.
Great book very informative