This is a subject that has been bugging me for a while. I have a 5 yr. old dry nigerian doe. She kidded ONCE two years ago and gave birth to a buck and a still born (the still born was barely even formed). The first year I bred her in 2005 she miscarried 2 months after her due date. I was on vacation and my friend who was watching my goats noticed a whitish "clump" hanging from her rear. She pulled at it and realized it was a miscarriage. She put my goat on penicillin and the goat was fine. 2006 was the year that she kidded. 2007 she never took at all even though she was bred twice. 2008 she miscarried the first time about 3 weeks after she was bred and then when she went into heat again she just never took. Every time that she goes into heat it's VERY subtle. Like I can barely tell that she's crying more than usual (actually she usually doesn't cry) and she doesn't flag that much, it's mainly the mucous. It's been kind of a pain because since she hasn't been lactating for two years she is a little overweight (but not tremendously) and I can't show her in breed class in 4-H because she's not in milk. Any ideas that I could try for this fall before or when I bring her to the bucks...or any ideas why she is not producing? The breeder that I bring my doe to says that it is probably hormonal problems. Also this doe was always my "strange" doe. Before she kidded we thought she was a hermaphrodite...no joke. She was always making buck noises and lip flapping to strangers and always mounted the other does (and she's usually not a dominant doe). I really want to be able to milk her next year!!! haha it's kind of funny though because my other does have always gotten pregnant the first time I bring them to the bucks.