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It is time to begin vaccinating the little guys.
I was ready to begin this weekend, but with the yucky weather, I decided to put it off for a few days. We will vaccinate them with CD&T, 2 cc's given via injection just under the skin. The target area is just behind their front leg in the loose skin. Then in 2 weeks I will revaccinate with the same stuff, and then also band the little boys. We will take pictures, and try to walk everyone through the process.
Had to run to a ballgame, and Doe #13 was looking suspicious. Nate stayed in the barn with her while I left, and when I returned he had successfully helped deliver the newest two babies. One was born problem free, but he had to assist the last one being born. He had never done that before, and did a great job !