Hello again I know you must certainly be tired of all my pictures and questions, but I can't resist learning all I can from you all! So far, we're pretty sure Hope (Nigerian) is pregnant (mostly pretty sure cause of you guys! :greengrin: ) and I had some questions about after she kids. I really want to milk her, but I also don't want to bottle raise the babies. I've read that I could seperate at night, and let them out with her after a morning milking. What age should I start seperating them? Should I milk her out once or twice a day beforehand to make sure she's using full capacity, or leave it up to the kids. Should I milk out in the evenings even after the kids have spent the day with her, before putting them up for the night? I really want to keep any doelings she has, so how can I go about weaning them? I am able to seperate them at night, but it's too small a space for long term seperation. I've read about taping the tears, what tape should be used for this and are there any other things I should know about it? My goodness, that's alot of questions! I really want to do things properly, as when I first got her, I was milking once a day into a pickle jar! But it was a great learning experience. The pickle jar will be retired thank goodness! I'm going to order one of those lovely milking pails from Hoegger's Goat Supply, and we're building a milk stand tomorrow. Without further adu, some pictures. Is there any way to tell how far along she is? She may not look pregnant to you in the pictures, but its obvious to me she's gotten much "deeper" and has gained A LOT of weight since we got her. No post could be complete without a pooch pic, right? :wink: It looks like there's something on one of her teats, but there isn't, dunno what that is in the picture. She stretches like this alot..normal? Also, her tail. She ALWAYS holds it like that. Is she just weird? Thank you so much for your patience and for sharing all your knowledge with me!