I had a doe birth two doelings today. They were born outside in the goat lot and I had to move them into the barn. So, I was trying to get the Mom in the barn and she decided to run from me and go in the opposite direction. My husband wasn't home so I was doing the best I could alone. I couldn't just leave them out there amongst all those big goats. She has a bluish bulging bag coming out until she ran from me and then it disappeared. I got her into the barn and bounded her. I thought I felt something bobbing around in there so I thought I better get a feel for things. So, I gloved up and put just my hand inside to feel around. I did not go past my wrist. I wasn't sure how far down I should go. So, on top I felt a bag of fluid with nothing in it. On the botton, I felt fleshy folds. Everything else seemed like open space in there.....nothing. Several hours later, that fluid bag came out. It was dark and bluish colored and full of fluid. It popped. There was nothing in it. Now, she has what looks like umbilible cord hanging out. Does that mean there is retained placenta? Wasn't the bluish bag the placenta? Always before, the doe would have the cord hanging until the placenta followed and then it was done. This is weird...with the placenta coming out and now the cord hanging there. What are the chances that there was another kid and I just didn't feel down far enough into the uterus? I never had done that before so I wasn't sure about any of it. The kids are so cute BTW. Two little doelings. Boer crosses with 2 teats each. One is mostly brown and the other looks like a Boer with a blonde head instead of red. Thanks for any direction in this matter!! Oh yeah, when should I start the Cocci prevention and can I give it to them straight since they aren't bottle fed?