for people who love the littlest dairy goats
:( That's very sad, and strange. So sorry.
I'm so sorry to hear this. Funny thing is that I just wrote a blog post recently about constipation in goats.
It's not unusual for people to assume a goat is constipated when in fact, it has a urinary blockage. Constipation is almost unheard of in goats, and when it does happen, it's something really serious like a twisted intestine or something that needs veterinary attention. Clumpy poop is not constipation. It's actually a step in the opposite direction towards diarrhea.
This is not the first time I've heard of a kid that age getting stones. As you were describing the background of these two goats, though, I was expecting you to say that the one with the stones was the one that was castrated at a day of age. But there are always exceptions -- you know, it's like the 90-year-old who's smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. It doesn't happen very often, but you do hear about it sometimes.