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She is gentle enough it seems, I am more worried that he needs to get some sleep, this is her second kidding .
 

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Some mothers have OCD and are very obsessive about cleaning. YOu may need to fix him a small place where only he can get into for a few minutes peace. He should come out again when hes hungry.
 

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I swear, from reading this forum I have decided that they seem to go from one extreme to the other! If not ignoring the baby, they are licking the skin off of them!!! Forget it, I'm trading them all in for hamsters.
 

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But hamsters are not near as much fun and loving. The babies are hard to hold too.
 

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In most cases, the licking is good. It is an important part of the mother-baby bond.

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I have doe that's 6 years old & she always licks her kids way more than she needs to also. But she calms down after a few hours too, usually. She has always been a very attentive, nuturing mother so I don't worry about mine too much anymore.
 

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eh... Dorkwad did that... to the point where she bit Dorkweed's tail and made him bleed all over the place.
uhh.... if I ever start raising goats, if I send you pictures, would you name them for me? :D
 

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She is a very attentive mother and she licked him for hours last night, I thought her tongue would get sore, lol. So glad we are having unseasonally warm weather.
 

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I swear, from reading this forum I have decided that they seem to go from one extreme to the other! If not ignoring the baby, they are licking the skin off of them!!! Forget it, I'm trading them all in for hamsters.
Hamsters are much harder to milk, too.
 

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I wanted to add, that our angora/spanish meat goat cross that kidded 7 days ago (first freshener) walks around with her tongue sticking partly out of her mouth 24/7...at first we thought she'd had a stroke, now we are guessing her tongue is just TIRED from all the CONSTANT licking she does...she licks her baby boy every time he comes near her. He is the WHITEST goat we've ever had for a winter kid. All the boer kids in the next pasture/pen over look like street toughs, with muddy knees and swipes of dirt across their shoulders, etc. This little guy is a total momma's boy. Plus, since he's 1/4 angora, he has a totally wavy coat. He looks like a total priss! We let them out to pasture today for their first time out of the barn and he is HILARIOUS, leaping and zipping around with mom worriedly following him, tongue ready for any splash of mud.
 

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Jcran send her on up here I need my barn clothes cleaned. :D
 
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