My goat just had a baby goat and doesn't want anything to do with it. What should I do?
First time Goat Mom, Diana, isn't sure what just happened. We try to be around for first time Moms because you never know how they are going to react. Sometimes they just walk away. A baby goat can drown if the birthing bag isn't removed quickly or starve if they aren't up and nursing quickly.
-Often times, we will remove the birthing sac for both the health of Mom and Baby. It's not worth the risk of having a baby goat aspirate, get pneumonia and die or drown. Then Mom will stress out and get worm loaded due to the death of the baby.