OK, this isn't exactly goat related, but I bet sure could be applied. We had a lamb born Monday night. Yearling momma rejected the lamb, didnt let her nurse or have anything to do with her. Momma even tried killing her. My wife and I brought the baby lamb in the mud room and got her settled for the night. We tried for two hours to get her to take a bottle, but it didn't work. The next morning we both had to get to work early, and since I have my own office, I brought the lamb in to work with me. Mid morning, I got her to take a bottle, and all was right. Another bottle just after noon and another mid afternoon. We both talked on the way home of what our options were. I was totally convinced we would have a bottle lamb in the next house for the next few weeks. To make matters worse, my wife was getting ready to leave for a week to visit her mom and sisters, leaving me to do all the chores. We both went to the pasture and tried to put the two back together, but momma again wouldnt have anything to do with her. I gave up after an hour....BUT.....my wife stuck it out....... Two hours later, I went to the lambing shed and found Beccy watching the baby lamb nursing off of momma. This would have been about 20 hours after the momma rejected her lamb as well as not seeing her for that entire time. I was totally suprised that momma took back her lamb after that amount of time. Everything I have read about sheep says that its just a matter of a few hours. I would presume this could be done with goats too. Has anyone ever had this type of situation happen with goats where they claimed their babies after this amount of time separated?