Ok I have a question... Sweetheart kidded on Saturday, and in the heat of the afternoon we turn her and her little buckling out in the pen in the shaded area. She keeps him over there, and they do real good - the others don't bother them. When he sleeps, she goes off to browse, I figure this is normal, she does usually call out to him, and a couple of times she's gotten nervous when he doesn't reply <because he is snoozing>, and she acts like she can't find him - but he naps in the same place every time - in a cubby spot between a tree and the fence. Yesterday and today I let them out of the stall by the barn first, and the others have come around to inspect since that's where the hay is at and where they gather. Our youngest doe and Sweetheart don't get along, and Sweetheart runs away from her - and will leave him behind. he hasn't learned to chase after her yet... Yesterday the doe didn't try to hurt him at all, just didn't know how to react to him? She bounced up and down a couple of times, but because he was trying to bounce around LOL Today I let them out, and she came over and sniffed him, didn't act like she would hurt him - so I am not 'overly' worried but I'll keep my eyes on her. She's just a baby herself really, or at least I think so <A year old in Oct>. But...I am more worried about our herd queen, who is also Sweethearts buddy. She came over to check him out, and put her face on him like she does when she warns the others to back off - he nearly lost his balance. She did walk away <we were standing right there just in case>. Any ideas what I should do? If I am not watching them, then my husband and kids are. And for at least another week we'll only let them out for part of the day. Snow White is due to kid any time <ligs are finally getting softer>, could she calm down a little after kidding? She's never been around other does w/kids, but she makes it clear to everyone what she says..goes... And she doesn't think twice about pushing our youngest doe around. Sorry this post is so long, but I just wanted to give as much info as I could, and see what you all think? Sweetheart isn't very protective when it comes to the other goats, and that concerns me. She's a good mama, she acts very concerned for him, but I just figured she'd be standing up for him with the other goats around?