My nubian gave birth 10 days early...I had to go in and get out three kids. Two were DOA although I tried everything under the sun to revive them. The one little doeling, Tuff Cookie is doing well. I have to hold the doe's leg up to make her let the baby nurse during the day and at night I have her in the house and bottle feed her. She was due on the 14th and seems really strong. My question is what is the protocol on putting her out in the barn all night with the temp so low. Should I leave her out there longer and longer so she is subjected to a little more and more of the colder air. She did have a problem maintaining her body temp for the first couple days, but seems good now. The other does and LGDs have accepted her. I realize I need to keep making mama nurse her until I see she is doing it on her own, but does the kid actually need to nurse at night, too and if so for how long?