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I’m so sorry you are having such a heartbreaking Kidding experience. I agree on the loose minerals.
When I started out I also did not know about them and had only mineral salt blocks for my goats. Looking back, I was really lucky that my first kidding went ok.
Maybe you can get Replamin + to give to the remaining doe before she kids. It has a lot of selenium in it.
 

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Sorry for your losses. I agree with others on the importance of good minerals and exercise.

We had a large buckling who was breech with one of my senior does. She’d been pushing 30 min and I saw what I thought was an ear but quickly realized was a tail. He was trying to come out full breech but was way too big. I had to glove up and push him back in, then maneuver his hind legs so they could come out first. He’s a healthy buckling and his two sisters arrived quickly after him. If I hadn’t intervened I probably would have had a dead doe and three dead kids. As you get more experience it gets easier to handle these situations. And this forum and everyone here are fantastic resources.
 

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Sorry for your losses. I agree with others on the importance of good minerals and exercise.

We had a large buckling who was breech with one of my senior does. She'd been pushing 30 min and I saw what I thought was an ear but quickly realized was a tail. He was trying to come out full breech but was way too big. I had to glove up and push him back in, then maneuver his hind legs so they could come out first. He's a healthy buckling and his two sisters arrived quickly after him. If I hadn't intervened I probably would have had a dead doe and three dead kids. As you get more experience it gets easier to handle these situations. And this forum and everyone here are fantastic resources.
I agree with you. If I intervened maybe I could have saved 2 babies. I still feel bad about 49 . I was influenced by some article and my husband's saying that we should follow the nature of the animals.
 

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Congratulations, that’s great! They’re very cute! Girls? Boys? Some of each?
Did you get Maggie some Minerals? She’ll need them to help her keep up feeding her kids.
 

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Congratulations!!! I am soo glad for you!
Little cuties!:inlove:
 
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