How soon can you pasture kids back with the dams after weaning them for a while. I'm not doing it today or anything but I just want to get an idea of the time length to make sure the dam is dried off and wont start nursing them again. I'm sure some dry off faster than others but overall how long do you usually separate them? The kids are 8 months old. Shes about average milked. She looks like shes been milked out but no one has nursed from her or milked her for at least a month.