It's NOT Looking Good for the Baby Alpaca!

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  1. Stacey Payne

    Stacey Payne

    2 цагийн өмнө

    Alpacas do not have a full under like a lot of other animals.. and sometimes they do t drop any milk u til after birth. If you watch a cria nursing, they will bump the udder to have milk drop, so that is not a good way to determine if she’s pregnant. I use 350 gestation period to give me an idea of when they might birth. You should also, if you think you’re close, start doing ligament checks daily. There are ligaments on the outer side of the tail. They should feel like two pencils. When birth is imminent, those ligaments will feel like rubber bands.

  2. Sara Jean

    Sara Jean

    16 цагийн өмнө

    What a funny shirt idea.. GUARD DONKEYS

  3. Kandi Ann Brewer

    Kandi Ann Brewer

    Өдрийн өмнө

    All your animals are in beautiful condition 🙂. Subscribed.

  4. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Go to Dollar tree and get a preg test. LOL wish it was that easy.

  5. Roger William

    Roger William

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Your all blessed with what looks like a great life as I sit here in California in city with 4 grandsons that I wish they could have that life so know that more of us out here jealous of your life style God Bless

  6. Salina McDaniel

    Salina McDaniel

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Very cute clips of the kids when they were tiny🥰

  7. Linda Marquis

    Linda Marquis

    Өдрийн өмнө

    DJ on behalf of all of the Linda's who watch Arm's Family Homestead ( of which I am one) PLEASE STOP USING THE NAME LINDA IN VAIN ! Houstone told you the goat's name was spot not Linda. Thanks ! I agree with Daniel it may be time to exchange Rufus for a different stud Alpaca ! I wonder if they all are as animated and noisy when they breed as he is?

  8. Leah Meyer

    Leah Meyer

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Maybe that little run around the pasture will get Dolly's baby movin. Good luck y'all!

  9. Sylvia Meares

    Sylvia Meares

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Chocolate is toxic for animals, and I'd love to see a baby cria 🥰😍

  10. Denise Pope

    Denise Pope

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I laughed so hard. Huston and Whopper then Rufus and Dolly. Tina and Lucy are posing for Rufus and Rufus could care less.

  11. Thomas Thompson

    Thomas Thompson

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Fun video! Hope you get rain soon! 🙏🇺🇸❤️

  12. Theresa Rost

    Theresa Rost

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Chocolate is bad for animals what are you letting that boy give chocolate to the animals for? Chocolate is poison for dogs. If you don't care enough about your animals to feed them properly give them to another home.

  13. Terri Drollinger

    Terri Drollinger

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Sooooo funny watching the animals being released 🤣🤣🤣🤣.

  14. zoe😂❤️


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Do you sell any of your animals because I would like ducks and that spotted doeing goat 😍😍

  15. Sustainable homestead

    Sustainable homestead

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    If the white one is pregnant she will spit on the boy and not let him breed.

  16. Elisa


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Dont feed them chocolate!!!!!!!

  17. Jeanette Simmons

    Jeanette Simmons

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    if the animals could talk, wonder what they would be saying right now.

  18. Jade Johnson

    Jade Johnson

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    You shouldn't be letting your son feed your donkeys chocolate over time it could make them very sick

  19. Carmen Arellano

    Carmen Arellano

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Your baby goat hot kicked by its mom at 2:45

  20. Tammy Wallman

    Tammy Wallman

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Some people lie 😴 🙄 u know

  21. Tammy Wallman

    Tammy Wallman

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Dogs 🐕 🐶 can not have chocolate

  22. City Farmer

    City Farmer

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Good grief! Take the poor thing to a vet. The baby could be stillborn inside her. Instead of all your shopping maybe you should take better care of your animals

  23. Anna Markham-Roberts

    Anna Markham-Roberts

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Did Houston drop cookie wrapper on the ground

  24. Anna Markham-Roberts

    Anna Markham-Roberts

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Looks like you are starting Noah's Ark...

  25. Trevor H

    Trevor H

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Look at this thumbnail and imagine you with a mullet 😂😂😂

  26. Linda Segraves

    Linda Segraves

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I Love your Donkey! To cute to handle! Thanks 😊

  27. tama yeager gibson

    tama yeager gibson

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Whopper is so cute! What a good looking cow!

  28. Rich loves you

    Rich loves you

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Dan, Houston and family, I know you got your alpacas mainly for pets but I've eaten alpaca meat before and I want you to know it's some of the tastiest and leanest meat you can eat. It tastes much like very lean beef but no fat! If your processor may butcher it for you... try it ground and make a meatloaf out of some. I like to use Progresso Italian bread crumbs, a little sweet basil, thyme and oregano and a red bell pepper in mine as well as some onion garlic and a bit of fresh ground black pepper(don't forget the eggs). Then invite me over, YUMMM! love your channel, keep it strong and keep worshipping Jesus

  29. Elaine Rusell

    Elaine Rusell

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Could you name the next bull you get Onasis in honor of the Onasis burger which has both beef pastrami and a burger patty and avocado along with the usual works on that burger?

  30. Judy Gerlach

    Judy Gerlach

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Chocolate is not good for animals. Be careful.

  31. Indiana Backyard Gardener

    Indiana Backyard Gardener

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I came over after hearing Hidden Oaks story of how they went to meet you and what an inspiration you were to them.Glad to have found you guys :) I love Hidden Oaks Channel so I am grateful for your inspiration that sparked them to decide to film! lol

  32. Robert Fox

    Robert Fox

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I had alpaca's. Mineral deficiencies are a major issue with them being able to get pregnant or the males being fertile. May want to do a blood check.

  33. Andrew Connor

    Andrew Connor

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Is that your first baby from her

  34. Debbie Miller

    Debbie Miller

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Listen to your wife. Get the alpaca checked 🙄

  35. Ponderosa Pond Homestead

    Ponderosa Pond Homestead

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I don’t think she is pregnant. Just putting on weight for the winter.

  36. drummer boy

    drummer boy

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    So I have a question is it normal for Goats during the winter or cold for there hair to.puf up or like go out for something Because I live in Colorado and right now it’s like 30° out and that’s the hairs look like. If you could email me or tell me that would be wonderful? At

  37. Virginia Claborn

    Virginia Claborn

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I raise Alpacas and I believe someone said she was last bred in November, if so she won't be do til this month . Their gestation is 11 mo. However they can go weeks overdue. She definitely looks pregnant

  38. Virginia Claborn

    Virginia Claborn

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Alpacas can go up to 4 weeks over due , and they will tend to spitboff the male if she is bred

  39. mflynnnj1


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I love whopper ----he's the best!!

  40. Mac Lillis

    Mac Lillis

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Goes up to my new channel mac lillis's

  41. Daniel Robinson

    Daniel Robinson

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Emily just cracks me up you'll see what I mean when you edit.

  42. Maria Bradford

    Maria Bradford

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Come on Dolly drop that baby!

  43. Peekaboo Cockatiel

    Peekaboo Cockatiel

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I feel like you should have some candles lit and play some Barry White for the animals ❤️❤️❤️

  44. Renee Brown

    Renee Brown

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Houston cracks me up. He will play with a giant steer but is scared of Rufus the donkey poodle. Lol. Not scared of the big guy but terrified of the little guy. Lol

  45. Renee Brown

    Renee Brown

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Linda wants that bag in your hand

  46. Terry Carson

    Terry Carson

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Alpacas and llamas can cross breed

  47. Kayla Kitchen

    Kayla Kitchen

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    That's quite a pretty goat at 7:08

  48. StarShine Ranch

    StarShine Ranch

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm pretty sure you should NOT breed a female alpaca until she is 3 years old! 18 months is WAY TOO YOUNG! Tail curled over back on Lucy is a BABY-TALK signal of submission towards adults. Adult alpacas don't do that. You should breed alpacas to time cria birth for the SPRING, NOT right before winter starts!

  49. Anne Biggins

    Anne Biggins

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Did the white apeca abort?

  50. Denise Hicks

    Denise Hicks

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Great show its what I check in for. The animals having a great time fills me with such joy. They are so fun and happy.Thanks! I live in California we do not have a colored fall but we are a oak tree state. Acorns everywhere. As a vet nurse Dolly could have reabsorbed the fetus. It happens.

  51. Jamie G.

    Jamie G.

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I would definitely have Dolly checked.There is a possibility that she is/ was pregnant and there is a problem.Stay blessed Arms Family!!

  52. Pamela Hansen

    Pamela Hansen

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    What type of donkeys do you have

  53. Cheryl Harless

    Cheryl Harless

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Alpacas and donkeys have the same gestation period - 12 Months (although alpacas can go 11).

  54. Wendy Beaulieu

    Wendy Beaulieu

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    ha ha it is what it is! but I enjoy your posts. I'm looking forward to the wife's Reno! on the new home on wheels!

  55. mari shields

    mari shields

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Preg checked??? Seriously you are adults!!!! Teach your kids at this point to clean up after themselves because they already know males and female animals produce babies from the females.

  56. blkstormshep spotters

    blkstormshep spotters

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Rufus is a stud dud

  57. Lori Y

    Lori Y

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Ruphus may be low in a certain vitamin .Roots and Refuge had some kind of mating problem with a male and they realized he needed more of a certain vitamin. Maybe he may need a small check up. Good luck.

  58. Stacy Cole

    Stacy Cole

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    We went to a local farm today for their fall festivities. My kids promptly confused the people working there when they saw their alpacas, and called them donkey poodles. 🤦🏻‍♀️

    • Karen Hurst Harris

      Karen Hurst Harris

      3 өдрийн өмнө


    • becky bundle

      becky bundle

      8 өдрийн өмнө


    • Mary C Lentz

      Mary C Lentz

      10 өдрийн өмнө

      Best reply yet! Laughed till I cried!!Rofl 😂😂😂👍

    • Adabelle Rodriguez

      Adabelle Rodriguez

      10 өдрийн өмнө

      That's hilarious!

    • Cheryl Harless

      Cheryl Harless

      11 өдрийн өмнө

      Okay, THAT made me laugh!!!

  59. Tiffany Ciceran

    Tiffany Ciceran

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    hey are preggo for 11-12 months

  60. Cee Park

    Cee Park

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I didn't know goats could eat acorns, I would think they would be too hard to chew. You are more bold than me to turn those makes out in with the girls!

  61. Audrey Abdo

    Audrey Abdo

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    OMG! Did I hear Daniel say Krappies? I’d almost kill to get some delicious Krappies. Take Dolly back to the Vet. She might have had what is called a missed abort. As long as some hormones or parts of the pregnancy is still with her he will not smell the right. Hormones that can indicate she’s ready for love.

  62. Steve Trumbull

    Steve Trumbull

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Other than the fact of not having a baby alpaca on the ground, this has to one of the most fun videos that I have seen of yours!

  63. Ann Acord

    Ann Acord

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    She is pregnant from the look of it. They don't come into milk until day or so before. As far as Rufus not showing interest, female alpacas cycle over 28 days just like people and won't be interesting unless they are at the right point of their cycle. My alpacas also showed preference for particular mates. I ran 4 females and 2 males in a herd and there were 2 solid pairs and the other 2 females had preference, but wouldn't be upset if I penned them with the other male for breeding. The solid pairs, the female would spit off the 'wrong' male but settle instantly for her preferred mate.

  64. Kassondra Larzelere

    Kassondra Larzelere

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    11 to 12 months depending on age

  65. Batpherlang Kharkrang

    Batpherlang Kharkrang

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Hi...... Daniel and DJ, thank you for sharing your video homestead chicken farmer garden 👋 bye 👋 bye 👋 bye 👋 👕🐔🐓🐥🐕🐖🐈🌱🐐🐄🐟🐠 🎣 🎥👍👍👍

  66. mccombskennels


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Donkey's are 12-14 1/2 months not 9-10.

  67. Wilma Perry

    Wilma Perry

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    If she's pregnant, you should see knots moving around in her sides..

  68. North-n-South Homestead

    North-n-South Homestead

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Enjoyed the video ❤️😊❤️ Haha cute window decoration you have there.😊😊😊

  69. Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    photo bomb, hahaha. love the animal vids

  70. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I love yo watch animal behavior!

  71. Dolly Melnychuk

    Dolly Melnychuk

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Whopper, was having fun. Dolly? No baby? Mmm, enjoyed the video.🙏❤👍

  72. Kelsey Robinson

    Kelsey Robinson

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    so that alpaca is due any day because her sides are sunk in and they bag up close to delivery

  73. Cheryl Young

    Cheryl Young

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    teach your child not to give animals chocolate. it is toxic to most animals.

    • Elizabeth Wallace

      Elizabeth Wallace

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Thank you

    • Lynette Mayeda

      Lynette Mayeda

      11 өдрийн өмнө

      Cheryl, that is so true, but most people think a little won't hurt, but it will. They can't be taught. They have to learn by their own mistakes. So sad for the pet!!!!😟

  74. Constance Banks

    Constance Banks

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    The fact that Rufus is not showing any interest in the two female alpacas, does that mean they are not in heat? If they were in heat, would he be attentive to them?

  75. Zelda Daizee

    Zelda Daizee

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Aren't Alpaca's carrying for 12 to 18 mths?

  76. Deborah Peterson

    Deborah Peterson

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I think you need to take her in to be absolutely sure that she is pregnant.

  77. Kim Critchley

    Kim Critchley

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    So it takes 11 ro 12 months for alpacas to have a baby. And lots of signs to look for when they are getting ready to have the baby.

  78. Joyce Gregory

    Joyce Gregory

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Emily made me laugh out loud and I don't do that often!

  79. Lynette Mayeda

    Lynette Mayeda

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    My idea would be like your wife's idea...... take Dollie to the Vet. She could have a problem. 🦙

  80. Lori Bailey

    Lori Bailey

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    “Where’s Rufus”. “He’s over by the pigs”. Hmmmmm perhaps that could be the issue...😂. Just kidding I am new to your channel and got a little chuckle out of that...not sure why

  81. Brendfamily 1

    Brendfamily 1

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I like this better Daniel home now there’s more Dj time and it’s just all better.

  82. Brian Forrest

    Brian Forrest

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Great video that's a great patio y'all got I believe I would put a top over at least half of it

  83. spitfire red

    spitfire red

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    What a cute Dalmatian Goat, very pretty Alpaca's they are funny animals, Houston will have his own MNmore Channel before too long he's great, what a great name for your young steer, what a great channel Daniel and D.J. you have!

  84. Dee Winston

    Dee Winston

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Wonderful family! Love the silly faces in the background while you’re talking. Cracking me up. Just like our family! Fun times!🥰

  85. LINDA Scott

    LINDA Scott

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I loved Whopper ♥ he is so fun. Very good video

  86. Brenda Doherty

    Brenda Doherty

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Really beautiful goats especially the white spotted doweling. Great video. Always entertaining

  87. tamib711


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Ya'll need to get a portable ultrasound sponsorship ;) wow those ducks are pretty.

  88. Nancy Drew

    Nancy Drew

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    you need to go to NH or VT if you want to see color the colors around the USA are what I call pastel and NH and VT are primary colors!

  89. maltipoos off grid

    maltipoos off grid

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    One of mini horses choked on those apple nuggets. He didn't die but I never gave them to the horses or mini donkeys again

  90. Eunice Henderson

    Eunice Henderson

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Red shirt - bull fight practice.



    12 өдрийн өмнө


  92. Charlotte Wheatley

    Charlotte Wheatley

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Some can go as far as 380-400 days gestation, rare but possible! Alpacas done often come into milk until cria is on the ground! And they don’t have a big udder like other animals do. Lucy is a bit young to breed yet!

  93. Casting with kelton

    Casting with kelton

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Houston (She is walking on 2 hands Dj( she doesn’t have hands Houston( she’s fat

  94. Mindy Cantrell

    Mindy Cantrell

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I agree with DJ. I think you should take Dollie in or call out a vet.

  95. Brad Cash

    Brad Cash

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey, Daniel. You ever take that tricycle off any sweet jumps?

  96. Whidbey Wonderer!

    Whidbey Wonderer!

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Your daughter adorable

  97. Sandy Gilbert

    Sandy Gilbert

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    It's there such a thing is a still birth with the alpaca?

  98. Gidget Tero

    Gidget Tero

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Em, nice faces. Hope Dolly is pregnant. I'm with DeeJay- vet check. Good luck Houston & Emily on your Deer hunts. 'Til the next one.

  99. susan kenney

    susan kenney

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Is she or isn't she pregnant?

  100. Lynn Betts

    Lynn Betts

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    This is really not a good time to breed in your area. You do not want to have the moms in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy in the heat of summer. That is what will cause aborted pregnancies.