Tuesday 4 August 2015
Our First Born Has Arrived
Daffodil gave birth to lovely 23lb daughter today
What a day!!!!
Martin fed the animals this morning and reported back that everything was OK and there was no sign of an impending birth, off he went to walk Pen A Fan with Sol, next door were out for the day too and i was to pop round and see to there little dog at lunch time, it was raining hard very unpleasant weather, on my way back from dog sitting I looked in on the Alpacas, Daffodil was laying down with the others as I walked up she got to her feet and this what I saw
I checked in my book and noticed a problem feet and legs are suppose to be present with the head, the legs were back which makes the shoulders too wide to pass
I phoned a local friend who has Alpaca's he was out for the day, I phoned the vet she couldn't come out as the other on call vet was out .
I phoned my neighbours who were out for the day to see what time they were coming home and they suggested I phoned a local farmer friend, I did and he was going to come up, the vet called me back and started to talk me through what to do, I could find the legs inside but couldn't push the head and neck in enough to bring them forward, farmer friend arrived and between us brought a leg forward and Daffodil managed to then deliver.
What a relief, farmer friend was shocked at the size and length of those legs,
after he left I hung about in the rain waiting for the afterbirth so I could dispose of it.
I popped a little jacket on her to keep the rain off now I am just waiting for her to feed