At midnight on the 12th, Stella, one of our yearlings, gave birth to three tiny doelings. This is our first yearling to have multiples, let alone three very small and weak kids. Stella seemed to be favoring the strongest kid. On Friday the 13th, we decided that we had two house-goats that we would raise inside until someone claimed them.
Unfortunately, being very tender and weak, one of the little girls developed scours(diarrhea – very common and very deadly in newborn goats) and was lost. The other sits on my lap like a cat when I type and makes little bleats if I move too much and disturb her rest. We found a home for her and her stronger sister. She’ll be departing this afternoon.