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I have a pregnant doe that will not let me touch her udder. Shell try to kick my hands away, then run away. Does this mean that she's going to have a difficult time with kids.? Wondering if I should be preparing myself for a bottle baby.
 

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She will let her kids nurse. :)

Of course ever doe is different, but us touching their udder isn't the same as the kids. My one doe hated having her udder touched. I had to use a hobble on her in the stanchion because she kicked. Despite that she was great with her daughter.
 

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Being a FF, she may be a bit touchy at first. I milk some colostrum into a syringe (no needle) and slowly feed it to the babies.
I do this on both sides to open up the orifice plugs and to ensure the kids get their first colostrum. I will entroduce the kids to the teat, momma may not uderstand at first, with some, we have to teach them. I give them a couple of 12cc's or more depending on size with my boers and if it is in the middle of the night, smaller breeds require less of course. I do go out every 2 hours until they find the teat on their own.
 

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My Mocha was the same way. You couldn't get near her udder or she would freak , now , she couldn't care less , lol. She was also a FF.
I have a doe with a precocious udder , she will also be a FF and she won't let me near her udder at all , no way , now how !
 

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My FF Nubian hated having her udder touched. She would go from licking my arm and cuddling with me to ramming me and running away if I barely tried. Then, about two weeks before she kidded she started to be okay with it. And once she kidded, she would scream at the top of her lungs until I came and milked her. :think:
 
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