I always feel so terrible when a kid dies and I am actually in the house not far from the barn. Suppose we all can't live with out goats..but actually I think that isn't a bad idea sometimes when we are out in the world. Well...have a year old doe..Maddie..a large goat and didn't intend to bred her last fall..but guess it happened against "Mother's" judgement. She didn't look pregnant to me but I kept looking at her lately..not bagging up etc. Well, this morning I took about an hour longer getting to the barn..busy family weekend and just was tired and poked along getting up to the barn and when I did there was a little doe lying dead !! :no: She was cold..but tried the "goat" CPR and rubbing all all. Mother goat licked her etc but she was dead..dead. :waa: The kid had been cleaned off and was full grown and complete and a doe..more upset with myself then anythin Now the new mother is bawling..feel so terrible. I suppose the kid wasn't strong enough to get up and function...but just yesterday another little 8 week old doe died..She had been having problems since birth and I knew she wasn't healthy with lungs or heart so wasn't surprised. But something like this this morning really makes me sad and angry with myself. I know we can't be here 24/7 but I still feel guilty..The doe still doesn't seem to have much of a bag or any milk..so I'll have to watch her to make sure she doesn't bag up fast. She past the afterbirth after I was there and I searched for a second kid in the barn but there was only the one. Guess we take the good with the bad..but the bad sure does hurt sometimes...even after 25 years.