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  1. Goat Management
    What do you feed your does on the milk stand? I’m putting together a mix for my does and have thought of putting Alfalfa pellets, black oil sunflower seeds and grain tossed in molasses. I’m worried this mix would have too much phosphorus, and not enough calcium. Any thoughts on how to balance...
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    Hello all! In preparing a mix for my doe while she’s milking, I’m curious about the benefits of sunflower seeds and how i’d make sure that she gets the 2:1 calcium to phosphorus, since from my understanding boss has a lot of phosphorus. Along with this, I’m wondering what to feed my wether. I...
  3. Goat Management
    I have recently added alfalfa pellets and black oil sunflower seeds to my grain ration. The question is how much of each should I be feeding? My does are four and five months old now (kinders if you don't know) and they are on forage (when they will venture into the woods), some sort of hay...
  4. Goat Management
    My goats are REALLY picky eaters. They only eat the leaves off of alfalfa. They won't touch loose minerals. Won't eat any vegetables or fruits. And now to add to the list of stuff they won't eat, BOSS. I got the BOSS to make their coats shine and give them a little oil. But they won't touch...
  5. Goat Management
    Since we live in the south, fire ants are a given, but the ones we seem to have are enormous. I read in another post about pouring boiling water into the mound, which I like the idea of. But it looks like the nasty things have gotten into our container of BOSS. 1.) how do I keep them out? 2.) Is...
  6. Goat Management
    I'm sure there are a zillion identical questions similar to this one, but since we've had such a sudden weight loss in our goats, I started to question their feeding schedule and type of feed. My boss bought these goats without knowing anything about them and seems to think they should be like...
  7. Goat Management
    I've read that Black Oil Sunflower Seeds are great for goats and their coats. I saw that Tractor Supply has bags of bird seed with just BOSS, is that safe to feed to my goats every so often? Also, I read about Calf Manna for helping goats gain weight, any opinions on that?
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