I just placed my order with Jeffer's for the supplies I needed to get for kidding this year. Last year I wasn't up to speed and fortunately things went fairly smoothly. But it occured to me....Next weekend I head over to get Tracy's Madam and a doeling and buckling. So I will have one doe in milk when the does I have here kid. (3 all due the first week of May) but no colostrum. Last year colostrum was no big deal because those kids were all going to be butchered and were dam raised. Well now it occurs to me that I was a big idiot last year (huh, go figure!) and I should have gotten some of my does colostrum then for the kids that are coming this year. Of course their mommies will have colostrum, but then I have to milk the does, bring it in the house, treat it for an hour and then feed it to the kids. By the time I'm done they will be starving to death! So the short of it is...can I just give them some of Madams milk the first meal while I get the colostrum heated? Is that bad? I got a lambar from jeffer's too. When do I put those new babies on it? Right away or do they need a bottle for a bit? Thanks!