Hi All, I just want to start by saying this group is great and I wish I lived next door to some of you! My past week has been insane and I would love some guidance. Sorry, but it's a long story.... In October, I bought 2 Saanen Doelings, one 7 months and one 8months old. I got them to keep my (at the time 5month old) Boer Doeling company after losing my 4yr old Nubian to a mystery illness. The man from whom I bought the Saanens was planning to breed them to an Arapawa buck, but changed his mind, so was selling the doelings. At the time I purchased the does, there was no buck on the premises. He never mentioned any chance of my doelings being pregnant or I would never have bought them! Fast forward to last week....udders on both suddenly got huge and Wednesday Dahlia had a baby boy and Thursday, Lily gave birth to a baby girl. I have never bred goats or had babies so young, so I am still in shock. The moms, though under a year, are doing really well with the babies. I have separated them from the Boer at night, but she gets out with them during the day when I let the Moms and kids out. It's a bit cold, so most of the time, I have been keeping them in a stall with two heat lamps. I had the kids dis-budded yesterday and plan to have the boy banded at 2months. The mothers were eating Blue Seal Premium Dairy Goat Pellet, 1cup 2x a day which came to about 0.5lbs as recommended by the Blue Seal label. I also had them on 2 tablespoons of ground golden flaxseed PM, as much hay as they wanted, soaked alfalfa cubes for breakfast (about 1 cup of mash a piece). Of course I increased their grain since the births. I now have them on 2.5cups 3x a day (AM, PM and late night) of the dairy goat pellet (about 2.5lbs of grain/day). I also added sunflower seeds (about 2tbs in the am) and 5grams of Goat Preferred Probiotic Powder PM with 3tbs of ground flaxseed PM. They still get the soaked alfalfa cubes in AM and alfalfa pellets dry for lunch (about 1cup each). Am I feeding enough? Too much? They look thin now since the kids, but I know that happens. They also get buckets of warm water with breakfast and dinner. They don't like molasses water (tried that). Should I switch them all back to the medicated grower pellet to make sure coccidiosis doesn't become an issue? I wormed these does a bunch for stomach worms when I got them and treated my Boer for coccidia when she was younger, but since, they have all had good fecal tests. I give them the minerals but they don't lick them, so not sure how to manage that. I give everyone (prior to babies) vit e and selenium gel once a month, should I keep doing that? I have copper boluses, but haven't given them to anyone since the first time I gave it to the boer doeling because the vet who worked on my Nubian said I could kill them with toxicity if they don't need it, so I am scared. I was going to get them sea kelp, told that is good for them. How much do I feed? When do the babies start getting grain? I know boys are different as far as feeding because of urinary calculi, no alfalfa for him? He is my first male goat! I tried to research and gave myself a nervous headache. Should I worm the Moms again or the kids? Have a fecal done on everyone? Mom's got CDT vaccines in June last year. I was told shots for kids at 6wks, then again at 10wks. I figured I would hit the Moms and my Boer when I do the kids 10wk CDT. Right? How cold is too cold? I live in Massachusetts so there is snow everywhere. Can I leave the stall open during the day if above freezing? I am sorry for the long post and all the questions, but I am very attached to my goats and don't want to fail these kids. Thanks so much in advance for the advice. Horses I know...dogs I know....goats, I am as green as grass with them!