Having an older doe that went down last in 2006 about 1 month before giving birth, I knew I had to do something. The year before once she kidded, her udder had got so huge, she wouldn't let the kids nurse. Wouldn't let me do anything with it either, so her udder became one hard mass. I knew it was ruined. I had planned on doing something with her after that, but you know how time flys. Anyway, her back legs just quit working about a month before giving birth. I knew that there was no way she could feed the kids once born, so if I wasn't home in time they would die. But I continued to feed her and give her water. She gave birth to triplets in March -2 bucklings and 1 doeling, but the doeling was dead when I found them with 1 buckling very weak, but both pulled through. The doe did finally get up about a month after giving birth, and has been fine since. I considered taking her to the auction, but was afraid somebody might buy her to breed her rather than the meat man buying her. So, finally had the butcher over on Saturday. I'll be having some "hot sticks" and summer sausage very soon. Once butchered, we found out that she had twins inside her only about 2" long - I didn't get the buck until November 24. So at least I know he isn't shooting "blanks".