Good Morning, I purchased a new Nubian in Early December, who was already pregnant, due Valentine's Day! Also arriving with her was a young buck, so my two girls, Lola, a 4-year old Boer with horns, and Ivy, a 2.5 year old Nubian, were busy with him, although Ivy seemed to be making friends with the new girl, Hibiscus. Two weeks ago the billy left, and since the three girls had been together for two months, I didn't worry about it. Lola has always tried to butt Hibiscus a bit (and Ivy sometimes), but only if I was around and my affection or my giving of food were in the picture. She lays near them in the sun, but has the lowest pecking order spot, which I would expect. Hibiscus is showing early signs of labor since Saturday, and I noticed Lola being a bit more aggressive, but they have two pastures with the gate open and can easily get away from each other. However yesterday both my original girls were ganging up on Hibiscus, even Iivy the Nubian, who was doing serious head-butting with Hibiscus, while Lola was ramming her in the side! Holy cow! I don't want to lose babies this close!! I separated them, for the rest of the day, although they can see each other through the chain link fence. (At night I put Hibiscus in her birthing stall, as I've been doing all week, and let the other two in the rest of the barn.) What is going on? This is more than just jealousy. I'm sure Hibiscus is exuding mama hormones at this point, and is walking around with her tail up, udder swelling. Both the other two are now pregnant, and this will be the third freshening for Lola, second for Ivy, both good moms. Thoughts? This is distressing! I can keep putting Ivy and Lola into the other side of the pasture, but that is not a long-term solution... Thanks for anyone who can shed some light on this!