For the third time in my history with dairy goats I'm seeing a second kidding in one calendar year from the same set of does. This will mark the twelfth kidding season in ten calendar years in my present location. But this is the first time I've ever seen newborns in summer. I've worked hard to keep my does in good body condition throughout their short lactations and normal pregnancies. I think they're ready. I've taken my normal pre kidding preparations but I'm wondering about problems kids born at this time of year may face. Two things seem obvious: higher parasite loads, earlier and heat stress. Are there other things I need to plan for or expect?