Our first doe for 2011 is due on January 2nd, in 6 weeks! We're very excited! But since this is my first kidding experience in the winter, I figured I better ask questions and get any advice/tips before hand. My husband foals horses in the winter, and I know they aren't much different in the way of needs from a goat kid. We're finishing our mini barn siding in the next week, so mama and baby will have protection from the weather. I know to have extra towels, I am going to contact the vet clinic and find out how to get some BoSe. We have Banamine if mama needs it. Mama is getting her CD&T within the next week. Anything else for a winter kidding? Our weather can go either way in January, I am in central KY, so we get a little bit of everything weatherwise, but mostly it just stays cold. Also, our herd runs together - along with our buck. Our buck may be leaving for the winter, but if he doesn't when should we seperate him from the doe? Is it possible to keep them in the same pen for a few more weeks? He's very laid back, and doesn't mess with the girls, doesn't chase them around, etc. The only time I've seen him try to mount them is when they've been in heat. I am home most of the time and always watching them through the windows. I was thinking probably a week before Christmas I'll start putting her in her stall at night, to get her adjusted to being in there. Her buddy has been her younger sister, should I put her in there too? Or just see how she does alone? I think she'd handle either way just fine, and until she kids we can use a pallet across the door so she can see the others. I'm picking my brain apart right now trying to think of what we need to be doing to prepare, but I think once we finish getting the siding up this week, and getting a permanent door on the stalls, we should be good to go. Just the issue of seperating her from the buck if he starts bothering her. We don't have a winter shelter built for the buck just yet, it's going to happen if he doesn't leave for the winter. Thanks for listening to me ramble!