I can't believe I'm going to do this, :sigh but I'm going to go ahead and dry up all the does. It's been a crazy milking schedule since May when I started that farmers market over an Hour away, and the milk bucket has shown un even milking times. out of three good milkers I'm getting 3/4 a gallon of milk a day. Now I have gone down to once a day a couple of weeks ago. but I could use a break, other people give does a whole year off un bred, so I don't think it will Hurt them. this way I can just feed them alfalfa pellets for a few weeks. Nobody is even due till the last week in feb, and I have 7 due that week. But I sure am Bummed about it. I always milk at least the saanens till they are 6 weeks from kidding. We have the Crappiest hay ever this year and that doesn't help and alfalfa pellets at $13 dollars a bag :help2 doesn't help. I have fed hay and pellets for the past 6 or 7 years now.