new baby kits! advise needed

zette engel

Jan 30, 2021
our mom chin just gave birth to 3 kits, she had 2 other pregnancy's before with a other owner, but both times she only gave birth to one. so this is her first time with 3 kits. One kit is a bit smaller to the other two. we are not shore if se will be able to handle all 3 at a time. they are two days old today and they are fighting which we heard is a sign of the mother not producing enough milk. can we help the mother by rotating them and giving them goats milk ? is there something we should look out for ? is it safe and won't over feeding occur and will it disrupt mothers milk production ? and will it be okay for there digestive system to drink mothers milk and goats milk? any advise will help ... thank you.


Kung Fu Chinny!
Jan 30, 2009
San Antonio, TX
You can't overfeed babies however they are very easy to aspirate when hand feeding. You can rotate and feed goats milk every 2 hours around the clock for the next few weeks. Yes it disrupts milk production, mom requires constant stimulation to produce. The worst thing that can happen is you end up with one producing nipple and three babies - they end up tearing mom's belly up fighting and then she attacks them out of pain. I leave them to establish a pecking order and settle on a nipple the first few days and only intervene if there is visible wounds on mom or babies.