So, we have pulled all our dairy kids to bottle feed for the past several years. However, when we go to show them, they are always smaller than the other goats in their class. Part of this is because we breed late. This year I had the last set of kids May 12 while many of my goat friends kid in February. But I think part of it is the way we were bottle feeding. I took the umpteen million "how to feed a baby goat" schedules out there and came up with my own. I fed more ounces than some recommended and less than others. But this year, we're doing it differently. I'm still following my old schedule for how often we feed them. But instead of giving out a certain number of ounces, we let them eat until their bellies feel full. And wow...the growth difference is phenomenal! I can't BELIEVE how much larger and thrifty looking my LaMancha does are. They look fabulous! However, the LaManchas are always starving. Topaz can frantically down a 20 ounce bottle in a matter of seconds and then is frantically looking for more. Usually we have her and her sister (Ebony is larger and more laid back) eat their 20 ounce bottles and then we have to tether them to the fence so they don't grab other bottles from other kids or run off with them. Then, once they've settled down a little, we usually let them have another half a bottle or so. Everyone is eating hay and yard nibbles and browse and they're all drinking water. They look hale and hearty and even slightly tubby. The Munchies were born May 1. Right now they get milk 3 times a day. We'll be going to 2 bottles a day this weekend. Do those of you who feed milk more freely start to set limits at some point on the amount per feeding? They usually seem fine once we separate them and give them time for their stomach to signal their brain that they ate.