I tried to do a search to see if anyone else had had this happen before but just could not find the right terms to get a good search result... I came home this evening to find my pregnant doe, Chickadee, laying flat on her back in the pasture. She was flailing her legs all around trying to get up and bellowing like crazy, but just could not flip herself over because her belly is too big. My LGD, Bear, was laying right by her head, I guess he was trying to offer some comfort or maybe protecting her while she was vulnerable. The rest of the herd was hiding at the back corner of the pasture and they all came running when they saw me, screaming their heads off. I got her flipped back upright and she just stood up and seemed okay. She does not seem to be in any pain and is not acting weird. She pooped as soon as she stood up, normal pellets. Is there anything I should watch for over the next day or so? Could she have twisted her gut or harmed the babies? How would I be able to tell? Also, has anybody come up with any solutions on how to prevent pregnant does from getting flipped over like this? She is REALLY wide right now and is at least a month, more likely almost 2 months, away from kidding. I am worried this will happen again when I am not home to rescue her. Oh, and when I went out to check on her after dark, I found that my bottle buckling had his head caught in a fence panel AGAIN. This is the second time he has stuffed his fat little head through the 4 inch holes in the utility panel that is the wall for his pen and then couldn't pull it back out. I thought I was going to have to cut him out this time but finally managed to pop him loose. *sigh* these goats are just TRYING to give me gray hair!