Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Mother Mavis gave birth to twins, 45 min. in labour for the first large one, and then a small brother, who popped out after a few minutes.   The small one has been getting weaker and weaker as the larger keeps pushing him out of the way.

Now I'm milking the mom to feed the babe. How many hours do 2 day old kids sleep?  I keep bringing the kid back to the mom, but he just nestles her and can't seem to latch on to the teat.  I'm hoping, he'll get stronger as the days go by.

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Comment by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on October 24, 2015 at 8:36am

Hi Beth! I'm so sorry that no one responded to this post! Questions for help that are posted in the "Forum" usually get responses very quickly, especially if you use a subject line that briefly explains your situation, such as "problems with newborn." You posted this in the "Blog" section. I saw the first sentence of this one on the home page and assumed it was a birth announcement. "Blog Posts" are usually just stories about your farm or goats. To post in the "Forum," click on "Forum" at the top of the page, then click +Add to create a new post.

I'm sure a lot has changed in the past seven weeks. How is everything going now?

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