So I got these three rescue babies from a worthless goat hoarder who paid all the attention to the first two babies of 6 born, and pretty much ignored the rest. These babies are all 3 weeks at this point (Jan 2,4,and 5), and the girls at least are eating grain, hay and drinking water. No scours at all, and we've seen all of them pee at least. The Eldest Doeling, Firefly, has gotten the hang of bottle feeding. She is sucking an 8 oz bottle dry each feeding. No problem with her. The Youngest Doeling, Glory, is still fighting us on bottlefeeding, but we can at least get 2-3 oz down her. We are going to try pan feeding tonite with her. Part of it is she is just scared of humans because, again, no real contact with them and her momma was wilder than a march hare. Little Boy, Chief, is our biggest concern. He has contracted tendons that the woman asked me about when he was born but never did anything with (even though she told me she did). We've splinted them with popscicle sticks, guaze, and tape, and are also doing PT by streching them out during the day. He's also terribly undersized compared to Glory, his sister/aunt. We finally had to bring him inside (which I know isn't great) because he was spending all his energy shivering and trying to stay warm, and the other babies were starting to reject him. What was maybe initially thought to be soremouth is on closer inspection is two burns on his upper lip. I remember the woman saying because the mom wouldn't feed him much, she tried to bottle feed him, but he didn't like the formula when she warmed it up, so she put him back outside. What I'm thinking is she got it too hot, and it burned him. Since she did this on his second day, he learned to nurse ineffectually out the side of his mouth. Now that he is in the house, he is much livelier, and is peeing and pooping. But feeding him is soo stressful for everyone, Chief included. What can I do to entice Chief and Glory to take the bottle more? Softer nipples? Dip the nipples in molasses? I just want to throttle the woman and take all her goats away.