We're new to dairy goats, and our first doe kidded on February 3. She nursed her doeling for 5 days, so she got the colostrum and a good, healthy start. Then the doeling went to her new home (with other goats and an experienced handler). We have since been sort of crash coursing it on milking, but seem to be doing pretty well. The doe is a Boer/Alpine mix and is just now a yearling (she came to us already bred), and she has really taken to being milked. I'd say we average about a quart a day of milk from her. From what I've read, dairy goats produce more milk when they get a little bit older and after their second kidding. So I'm wondering how soon should I breed her? How soon will she come into heat? And how long should I milk her into her pregnancy? We have a billy on site, so it's not much of a hassle to just let her into his pen.