Our nigerian dwarf doe is due in 2 weeks. I am committed to bottlefeeding the babies but concerned about being unable to milk enough colostrum out of her for the first few days, and eventually even milk. We've been working with her, but she's our most standoffish doe, her teats are incredibly tiny, and on top of this, this will be our first experience milking (or kidding, for that matter). So we ordered colostrum replacer and milk replacer from Caprine Supply. Is this an acceptable way to go -- just start the kids on the replacers from the start? Will we be more likely to run into scours going this route? Should we mix in as much milk as we are able to milk from her? Also, our goat barn has shavings on the floor. Should be switch to straw for the birth? I think I read that somewhere. Finally, assuming we separate the kids completely out-of-earshot from the Mom for the first several weeks, how soon can we return them to the goat pasture area (ie, when will the Mom be detached from them and just treat them like any other goat)? We only have 2 goats, and plan on keeping all the kids, so we'd like to get them back together as soon as feasible, although we'll still be bottlefeeding the kids. Thanks is advance for replying!