Zoe Clasen wrote:Hello. So on December 24 our Pygmy goat gave birth to 3 beautiful baby boys. Well, when they came out we noticed their legs were very long which was strange. We believed that they were a mix between a Pygmy and a boer or lamancha. That might be beside the point. We put all of them in our tack room with a little space heater and their mom. We went out there the next day to check on the mom and all the babies. We found two of the babies about 4 feet apart passed away. The other one was standing by its mom. We left that one out there but every time we went outside the baby was not nursing off of the mom. We brought him inside to give him some colostrum so he could gain his strength and he stayed inside since it was so cold outside. We took him back outside this morning and the mom totally rejected him and wouldn’t even let him try to nurse and she’d walk away every time he got closer. I’m not sure if it was something we did or she just kind of disowned all of them? Now , she kind of wants to be separated from all of the other goats in our herd and is not eating very well. Is she depressed maybe? So I guess my concern is: why did she disown them? Or did she? And also is she ok? Why is she being distant?
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