Today is a really sad, crappy day. Went out to the goat barn and found that my young doe, CJ had kidded a single, large doe kid some time in the night or early morning. CJ was fine, but the kid was already dead. Tried mouth to snout and putting her in a sink full of hot water to warm her up, nothing worked. CJ is not even quite a year old, was supposed to wait to breed her for next Fall, but the little hussy climbed on top of a dogloo that I left too close to a fence (lesson learned!) and got in with my buck. Very sad to lose one, but definitely a learning experience. Am buying a baby monitor to keep in the barn so that I hopefully won't be surprised again, and am going to build additional kidding stalls this weekend so I can pen ALL of my expectant mothers well in advance. I had only 3 kidding pens and had been planning to rotate the does as they came due. Well, not nearly enough! On the bright side (if there is one), her kid was BEAUTIFUL as were all of the kids Beau sired this time around, and his ratio is now up to 5 does and 1 buckling. And CJ did build an udder so I am going to go ahead and milk her to at least save the colostrum and I might go ahead and show her with the rest if she stays in milk.