New mama goat crying for other goats

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Renee Lottier, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Renee Lottier

    Renee Lottier New Member

    I just had my first mama give birth. I had to remove her from the pen with my other DN mama because the other mama kept headbutting the newborn baby every time she stumbled too close. Now I have the new mama and her newborn in the barn together, but separated from the others. She sits in the pen and cries something awful! I feel like she thinks I'm punishing her. She's never been away from the others like this before. I'm worried that they won't be warm enough if I put them back out in the outside pens, even if I separate them. Am I being ridiculous? I don't want to stress her either, but I worry about the newborn.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018
  2. TexasGoatman

    TexasGoatman New Member

    Renee, don't stress ! She will get over it and you certainly want the baby warn and not harmed by the other goats. So you did the right thing by separating them. More than likely saved the baby's life. :rolleyes:

  3. Fran Boudreaux

    Fran Boudreaux New Member

    this has just happened to us. mom 1st baby born March 2019. we never had to separate them! on Jan 2 2020 Mom had her 2nd baby we were putting a heat lamp up for it was going to freeze. mommas 1st born horned the baby in the air Twice! we hurried & grabbed the baby & my son took the 1st born out to field with others! omg it was so sad!we had baby NoNo crying for her mom & mom crying for baby! mamma goat came looking me in the eyes & crying loudly! all i could do was tell her she’s gonna be ok! you have to take care of pepper & i put her baby by her! i will say this was tough & yes i cried as well! the 1st night was bad! but now it’s much better but mamma stlll goes to the gate & checks on her!