Well, my morning started with a dead momma goat and two orphaned kids.
I knew when I saw the kids with the rest of the herd that she must have died during the night. Otherwise, they wouldn't have left her. I took them to the barn and tried to bottle feed them. They weren't interested in that, so I put them in a stall with the milk in a bowl, sweet feed in a bowl and a block of hay.
I am second guessing myself, though. They didn't look gaunt like I expected them to after not having nursed sufficiently for 24 hours. I'm beginning to wonder if either they are eating enough solid food to survive or if one of the other goats let them nurse. Normally, the momma goats knock babies away that don't belong to them. Is it possible that some kind of other instinct kicks in if a herd member dies?
So, now I have to figure out what to do with the goat body laying out in the pasture. She did manage to get herself outside of the shed at some point during the night and there she lays.