I bred a two year old, got nice kids and an easy delivery. But the doe was so difficult to milk (could have won the bucking horse award at the rodeo) that I dried her up (was only giving about 3 or 4 pounds a milking anyway). I quit milking her at about 2 months into the lactation. I am thinking of just running her with the two bucks (also with a doe who will not breed) and letting her kid there and raise the kids. Is this a bad idea for a dairy goat? I have raised kids on a doe - but I pen the kids half time and milk once a day. I have a consistent buyer who will take weaned kids. Can I leave the doe and kids with the bucks? hlala: The bucks were hand fed and are sweet boys, they have a hilly half-shaded acre with lots of mixed up trees, shrubs and grass, and I provide hay, alfalfa pellets and a small amount of grain. ((That sounds really nice, I wish I were a goat with nothing to do but eat and cud.)) Also, I do not need the milk. I have far more than I can use right now!