I keep two diary goats on a small lot in suburbia. Both are likely to kid within a week. I am concerned that if we keep the kids with the dams, there will be a very noisy period at weaning which will disturb the neighbors. An alternative is to bottle feed them the dams' milk from birth and keep them separate. Questions: will the dams still be very noisy if the kids are taken at birth? Is there a way to wean dam-raised kids at about 2 months old without a lot of noise (e.g. splitting the pen?) I need to decide soon!