I have been studying earlier posts to see if I am getting my FFs off to a good dairy start. Kids were born around May 1, 2009. Liz and Stacey have post the most about separating the kids from the does at night. Seems as if both Liz & Stacey strip out the does after they separate the kids. So I should strip them out at night? Second, I have been putting the kids outside of site, and out of the same barn as the does. They can hear each other and the does are familiar with the pen where the kids are but do you think the does would be calmer at milk time if their kids were in the same barn and within sight? I may be grasping as straws here to try and get more milk from my does so soon, but if there is anything I can do to encourage them to become good milkers, I want to do it. THanks.