My last doe of the season kidded early this morning. Due date was 6/18. She was in early labor all night and had some reddish brown discharge which I didn’t think looked right but she wasn’t pushing. She was not as active as most of my others in early labor, mostly laying down. I checked on her every hour throughout the night and at 6:15 she started pushing. At 6:45 the first kid appeared but she struggled to get it out. I ended up pulling it in the sac (didn’t need to go in, it was about 2 inches out) and had a hard time as things did not seem lubricated. It was a very tiny kid that looked premature and was DOA. The next kid quickly came and I had to help with that one as well due to lack of lubrication. That kid was huge and also DOA. Then a third kid that I helped pull, same as the other two, except this buckling was alive. We got him dried off and he was standing but the doe seemed exhausted and didn’t want to get up. We finally got her up, licking the baby, eating some grain, and drinking some molasses water. She still seemed dull and exhausted so we took her temp and it was 102.5. My husband said she was up and doing better (I had to go in to work). Should we be concerned with infection? There was no smell or signs of decomposition in either of the DOAs. Should I have called the vet with the reddish brown mucus discharge last night? There was no pushing at that point, just mild contractions. She got hit pretty hard a couple of days ago by the herd queen, is this a likely cause for the DOAs? Does she need antibiotics (intrauterine or systemic) since I didn’t go in and only pulled from outside? This is our first kidding with DOAs and having to help pull babies. We’ve been fortunate, so I’d like to learn from this. I’m happy that at least one was alive, I feel really bad for my doe.