Weaning goat kids

Note: Please do not wean your bottle baby doe and buck kids at 6-10 weeks old. Ideally, 16-24 weeks (Personally I do 24 weeks) is best. They would never naturally wean themselves so early, and there are good reasons why. A forage/hay/grain diet cannot fill their nutritional needs at this age - the fat content is far too low. You will leave them vulnerable to higher coccidia and worm loads and have smaller growth all around by weaning too young, as well. You will have no chance of the kid reaching its optimal size by fall breeding time. Kids should weigh 80lbs by 6 months old. Keep that in mind if you're raising full size dairy goats. 60 oz a day, whole cow's milk or goat's milk - no replacer