Our 4 year old doe had quads a week ago tuesday. Shes a nubian, this was her second kidding. First time was simple, easy and by the book. 3 kids that time. I'm wondering if I can plan on 4 or 5 kids NEXT year... O my. We had to assist, as they were coming out in pairs. Waited a little long to go in, but really thought she'd deliver by herself. She didn't. But, thought all was well. We saw all 4 nurse slightly, she was so engorged, that I really watched. Did give a baby bottle to the smallest, which was also the first born. Wednesday, the two smallest were the most vocal, but were up and moving. Never saw anyone nurse that day, but wasn't too worried. The wind blew like the dickens all wed, since our shed doesn't have closeable doors, I hung a quilt up to block the wind. We had made a deadwall out of hay bales, but it was awfully drafty in there, and I worried about that. Thursday am, when DH went out to feed, he fo und the littlest kid dead and the next smallest (2nd born) near death. I brought the little guy in, got some milk replacer (Mom was antsy and wouldn't let me milk her). He hung on till 10 that morning. I think I got some milk in his lungs, as after his death, some came out his nose and mouth. He really never had that sucking reflex during the time I had him in the house. I didn't have a good bottle for him, no feeding tubes or anything. I really beleive that the wind contribituted to the deaths of these little ones. Feel awful that I probably killed one. But, since I never saw them nurse the first full day of life, maybe they never ate either. Just don't know. I do know that next year, I will have a feeding tube and will have the right sized bottles and nipples. I'll be more prepared. The surviving two are doing so well, running and playing "King of the feed pan". Momma is doing well, she has PLENTY of milk. In fact, she looks just miserable, to me anyway. I'm thankful that my breasts aren't between my legs! Was upset by the loss of these two babies, and just wanted to share. If anyone has any other insights as to why these two died, I'm open to advise, or other experiences.