Chip was 1.5 years old and died under strange circumstances. He was fine in the morning but when I went out there in the evening I couldn't find him. Thinking he escaped, I searched the entire property. I went back to the barn and found him "sleeping" in the corner. I went over and touched him, still warm. I shook him and nothing... he had died. He was in classic sleeping position. In the corner, propped up against the wall. Eyes closed, neck turned to the side, resting on his ribs. If I didn't go up to him, I would have thought he was in a deep sleep. Some of his fresh poo and hoof prints were outside in the mud which tells me he did feel well enough to roam outside during the day. Now, Chip was a mini-nubian buckling... just about as cute as they come. Blue eyes and good conformation. Came from reputable lines. Sire is G6S normal (but test was not done to protocol) and dam has no history of G6S in her lines but is not tested. He was treated with Ivo+ in Dec with a Famacha of 3. After treatment and several doses of Red Cell, his Famacha score was around 4.5. I was happy with that and stopped the Red Cell. He was up to date on CD&T, copper, BoSe, had access to loose minerals, no signs of UC. His diet was grass-hay based with some wet cob and just a bit of alfalfa because he was still growing. He weighed about 60#. He was always very gentle and I hesitate to say he was weak but he never was what you would imagine a young buck to be like. He would cower in the corner. Seldom leave the barn. Never mount the ladies aggressively or show much interest in them. I do believe he got 2 of them pregnant but he never acted like it. On FB group, some people have mentioned worms (barber pole) but he showed literally NO signs of it. Others mentioned something congenital like maybe a heart condition or brain, maybe G6S. He was neg for CL, CAE, and Johne's. I have opted not to do a necropsy because of costs. I know, "it doesn't cost that much and it could save other goats if you find something wrong" but I am swimming in vet bills as is. The vet would have to do the necro, at least a $250 charge and send to labs, at least another $200. I was hoping someone here has some experience in this strange COD. What would cause a young, timid buck to just go to sleep during the day and never wake up? I will do a fecal test to see if it may have been worms. Really hoping to get any answers I can here.