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We will soon find out if Miss Moo is with calf! Can't wait...4.5 more days!
    10/23/13
    Kelli Claypool
    This is so exciting! We're planning to get several calves come Spring. I get all excited when we hatch baby chicks, I can only imagine how thrilling it will be to birth a baby calf. And like Meg said, Miss Moo is beautiful!
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    10/23/13
    Kelli Claypool
    Hi Meg! Thank you for the warm welcome. Yes, even though they're grown, I do have 3 kiddos. Theresa called me a "veteran mom" and I have the scars and wrinkles to prove it. LOL

    Love being here and meeting all the wonderful moms! Again, thanks for the welcome!
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    10/23/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Welcome to Moms.com, Kelli!

    We think she's boo-ti-ful too. :)

    Yes, we were fortunate to have a broody hen (Silkie) hatch out seven babies this summer and the children were so excited. We haven't been successful in hatching out turkeys yet though. We'll keep trying though.

    That's exciting you are planning to get some calves in the spring! We are really hoping, hoping, hoping she's with calf. The vet comes on Monday so not too much longer to wait.
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    10/23/13
    Kelli Claypool
    Yay for the 7 silkies! I bet your kids were excited. Heck, I get excited every time we have new babies on the farm. I also haven't had any luck with turkeys, but found out the breed of turkeys we have do not/cannot mate. They are bronze breasted and the male's breast is too big to mount the female so they have to be artificially inseminated. Therefore, I just buy day old turkeys from a local hatchery.

    Fingers are crossed for Monday. Please keep us updated :)
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    10/24/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Oh yes, I get just as excited as the children too. It's so much fun! I joked with my husband that if we were not going to have any more babies that I was going to have farm babies! :)

    I didn't know you could AI turkeys, interesting! That's a good solution to the problem. We raise heritage breeds so they do mate. We've tried to let the hens sit on eggs and so far even the turkey hens have been unsuccessful hatching them out. We'll try again though.
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    10/23/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Not silly. We could have done a blood test (sent away to a lab) at 30 days, but we never coordinated with a friend who has done the "prick" in a spot beneath the cow's tail, so we opted to wait the 60 days for the vet to come out and confirm it. He will do an internal exam to check the size and placement of her uterus. That's all I really know since this will be our first calving experience. It should be interesting. We haven't seen any signs of her cycle the past two months so we are hopeful, but that doesn't mean it's a sure thing because we may not have looked on the right day or missed it somehow.
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    10/23/13
    8Theresa Gould
    A "Miss Moo Baby Shower"....that's hilarious! I wonder what a cow and her calf would need or receive???
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    10/24/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Sometimes, but not always. We plan to share milk the calf, which means the calf will nurse off its mother and we'll still milk her for our family's milk.
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    10/23/13
    How neat! Well I hope Miss (Or is it Mrs now, hmm?) Moo has her little calf and I hope we get to see pictures once it's all cleaned up. As for cow baby showers... A grass cake? Hahahah, I have no earthly idea!!
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    10/24/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Well....it could be Mrs. technically but she was AI'd we don't have Mr. on site and though we looked into it, we were nervous about bringing a bull onto our farm and nervous about sending Miss Moo (aka Eclipse is her real name) to another farm where we wouldn't be caring for her.

    Grass cake, that's funny! She'd LOVE it!
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