My husband and I were taking about this tonight and were curious what others think. Let's say your doe has twins. After the first week or so each of those kids are drinking almost 1/2 gallon of milk a day. If mom is a gallon a day milker than they are using most all of her milk with very little or none left over for your use. If you raise kids on whole milk you are looking at almost $100 a month in milk alone. Not even counting the cost of worming, cocci prevention, vacs, disbudding, castrating, grain, and hay taking these goats to weaning age on milk alone will cost $200-$300 (depending on if you wean at 2 or 3 months)! Now here you are lucky to sell just weaned kids for $300 even if they are registered and come from good lines. So, my question is what is the point? You can't even break even. Does anyone just sell there kids as bottle babies after 48-72 hours of being raised by you, gotten a good dose of mom's colostrum, and started well on the bottle? Even giving away for free or $25 would seem to be a no brainer from a cost standpoint. Opinions?