I got back from San Diego late Saturday. We butchered that buck yesturday morning so I didn't get my doe back until last night, so I didn't milk until this morning. She was housed in with her kid (3 months old, weaned about a month ago), and turned out in the field to browse during the day. I have learned a BIG lesson. #1) She allowed him to nurse which allowed him to bite her... she has several bites on her teats and #2) her udder now has scratches on it from the brush she apparently walked through. I tried to be really gentle when I milked her this morning, I had my mom pet her and talk to her. She was so uncomfortable that she did not eat. I put bag balm on her udder after washing and massaged it in pretty well. Is there anything else I can do for her? Should I be worried about anything other than the minor scratches? On the up side of my week... my son graduated Pfc and may have another promotion when he gets back from liberty. We had a party with 12 people here from 9 to 19 plus me, hubby and my mom and we ate about 10 lbs. of that buck that got me last week. I've never had goat before. He was about a 2 year old alpine cross buck and my kids even liked the meat!! One of my son's friends had a roll of chain link in the back of his truck and I jokingly told him where he could drop it off AND HE DID! It apparently was left over from a job site. He has 2 more rolls at home he is bringing to me. I am so excited!!