While i'm waiting for kids and checking my poor doe a million times and bugging you all with questions, i thought of something that has me wondering. I'm used to horses and foaling horses out. With their milk, you can most of the time get an idea ( if you don't have a date ) on when they are ready to foal - by the color and consistancy of their milk. I was wondering if any of this is true with goats. With horses it usually starts out clear and watery, and as they get closer to foaling it changes. My girl Carmen i noticed yesterday had some what looked like dried yellow colostrum on one of her teats - she doesn't have a huge udder so i wouldn't think she is leaking, she must have just layed down the right way to express some i'm thinking. Anyways i checked it out, as i'm so very scared of anything going wrong, and thats what seems to be in there, thick, yellow milk - looks good ( besides being so yellow - yuck :+) That also got me wondering, for the horses, we have a foaling predicter kit that uses .6 ml of milk to test for levels of cations in the colostrum which in turn is supposed to tell you if they will foal within 12 hours - would this work on goats ? Sure would be nice if somebody invented something like that for them :+) A curious mind just wants to know :+) Thanks !