ahem how long in advance of kidding might a goat switch to colostrum from milk???? I have a doe with no confirmed breeding date (actually I have 4 out of my 12).... We pen bred. I have her in with the buck again now with batch #2 since we had no confirmed breeding. My first confirmed due date on any doe is 1/10/08 HOWEVER given the date the does were put in with bucks the first POSSIBLE due date is 12/27/07 It is suspected by a milking child that this doe gave colostrum this AM. Sigh said child dumped it... OK in a few hours dd will milk and we'll see what we see.... NOW the child in question IS the one who noted last yr that a doe we THOUGHT was open... had colostrum and she kidded about a week later. So what is the earliest a doe might give colostrum before kidding and crud now I have to get my tushie in gear and do all the prekidding stuff with her NOW. OH doe in question is a 2nd freshener MM who kidded b/d twins last yr.. Sondra this is Aria the calico one. I am NOT NOT NOT READY!!!