My 5 year old Nigie doe, who has always been extremely hardy and healthy, is off her feed and having diarrhea. We noticed this 3 mornings ago. When we opened the "starting gate" and released all the girls for their morning grain, she just stood there. Right off, I knew something wasn't right. This is the herd queen, also the greediest, bossiest doe in the pack. She races from trough to trough head butting and ear biting everyone except her 7 month old triplets. Then we let the bucks out on the other side of the fence. All day she mooned at the fence with the Nigie buck, so I figured it was being in heat that made her this way. She did eat some grain and hay that day. Next day, she once again didn't race to the grain. But this day, she didn't race to the fence either. She walks around looking like she is under the weather, and even refused to eat handheld grain. She only nibbled hay. a few times she went to the fence and the buck was acting like she was in heat, but she just stood there for a few minutes and then laid in the sun chewing her cud occasionly all day. I noticed she had a bit of what might have been diarrhea on her butt. Today, she came out and did eat some grain, but not with her usual headbutting gusto at all. And she definitely had diarrhea on her butt this AM. I noticed her bag is much smaller as well. I am wondering if the combination of weaning her babies and being in heat is making her feel ill. I know that when I get my period I get headaches, nausea and abdominal upsets. Could the cydectin I gave them a week or so ago have upset her intestinal flora? Could the hormone fluctuations of being in heat combined with weaning cause her to be off her feed? What about the diarrhea? I was unable to take her temp as the thermometer has developed legs and walked off. I am getting one today.