Luna's first full day has been full of fun. She likes to frolic about in the hay. She climbs on the piles of it already, as if she is a little alpine goat. When I pick her up for a cuddle, she is very strong, and will squirm about for a while before settling down for a pat. I like that because it shows me she is healthy and active.
I have a couple of questions. First, I notice that she only seems to nurse on the right hand side. The left side keeps getting very full of milk. We used the Udderly E-Z hand milker on Stuffin twice today because the one side was so full. The teat is not plugged. Is it normal for her to only nurse on one side, or at least to prefer one side? Will this change as she gets older? Right now we are keeping the milk in the fridge for her, but she does seem to be getting enough based on her energy level, and she wasn't interested in bottle feeding earlier today when we tried, so we think she's getting enough.
She butts her head against the udder quite vigorously every time she starts to nurse! Why does she do this?
Some people seem to advocate various shots for new baby goats, and others do not. What shots do you personally think we should absolutely provide? What is optional, and why do you feel the way you do about shots?
We are so excited about this first baby on our farm, and anxious to do the right things for her. Thanks for any and all advice!