New kids on the block: Eight goats born at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm


WATCH: The new kids settle in at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm.

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm welcomed eight baby goats early Wednesday morning.

The farm said Mia gave birth between midnight and 12:22 a.m. to four girls and one boy. Bananas gave birth to three girls between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Mia and Bananas with their babies at Beacon Hill Children's Farm. (Beacon Hill Children's Farm).

Mia and Bananas with their babies at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm. (Beacon Hill Children’s Farm).

Lynda Koenders, the operator of the farm, and another staff member helped Mia and Bananas with the birth.

“I’m glad we were here because some of them probably wouldn’t have made it,” Koenders said.

“Some of them were stuck and very difficult to get out.”

Staff said after 34 years of running the farm, they are running out of names and they are asking for suggestions on Facebook and Twitter. Those who pick the names that are used will win a Beacon Hill Children’s Farm T-shirts and they will also potentially be able to do an early-morning visit.

It was a busy time early this morning Feb 20 th, Mia gave birth between midnight and 12:22 am to 4 girls and 1 boy, and…

Posted by Beacon Hill Children's Farm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Anyone who wants to see the goats will have to wait, however, as Beacon Hill Children’s Farm doesn’t open until early March, possibly March 8 if there is no snow in the forecast. Another five goats were born on two separate days, including a set of triplets. There are also three due to born any day.

However, the record is 73 kids.

“We usually have around 30 to 40, sometimes up to 50,” Koenders said.

The goats at the farm can be adopted as pets.


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