Where exactly do I measure with the tape and how accurate can i expect it to be? My boer doeling is really big. She's 9 weeks and I can't really pick her up anymore and my nubian babies are 13 weeks, I think and smaller. I know a lot of it is the breed but i want to make sure to keep track of their growing. They're( the younguns) are getting alfalfa hay and browse. They don't eat a lot fo the hay, though. They only have about an hur in the morning and an hour in the evening to eat without my bossy older girls harrassing them. On another note, we had some excitement here yesterday when I was walking the girls out in our pasture and looked over and saw a BEAR eyeing us from anout 100 yards away. Yikes! Goats saw it before i did and started running for the barn. I must confess, I ran right along with them!