I'm torn about what to do about her. On the one hand, she has this same trouble every year and it makes life difficult for all of us since she can't support twins at first. I can't, in good conscience, sell her to someone unless it was to someone who wanted only a pet and didn't want to breed her because they'd end up with the same problem. On the other hand, I have so much time invested in her. When her udder softens up, she's a good milker. She has calmed down on the milk stand and hops up on it willingly. She's a leader and the other goats will follow her and she will follow me, so that makes it easier to handle the other goats. It doesn't seem fair to just toss her out because of a few weeks of udder problems. But, is it fair to continue to breed her? Is it a genetic problem that will pass to her babies or is it something that was caused by the mastitis she had the first year?
I really just don't know what to do about her. It's too difficult to have a doe that can't be bred because it makes pasture rotation too complicated when I have to keep the does separated from Billy. That's the reason I sold Rosie last year and I thought I had finally simplified matters.
On another note, I've been checking on Daisy every few hours, for the past few days because I'm sure she is going to have triplets. I don't want a repeat of last year, so I want to be present at the birth.
"Just put me out of my misery."