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  1. Goat Management
    When calculating how much feed to give a dairy goat, do alfalfa and beet pulp pellets count in that calculation? For example I heard that a good place to start is one pound of grain per three pounds of milk being produced. So if I'm feeding my does a mixture of alfalfa pellets, oats, beet...
  2. Goat Management
    I would like to learn how to better understand how to pick a good pelleted goat food. What kind of things do you look for on a feed bag label that would show you a food is good or not?
  3. Goat Management
    Looking into doing fodder for my goats (2 ND does, 2 LaMancha does, 2 ND bucks). What i want is to at the very least replace the grains i feed them daily, and at most replace the hay i have to buy them. Our goats have access to foraging on our property. I can't find how much of what type of...
  4. 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...
  5. Health & Wellness
    Hi In our country in winters we feed this crop to the goats: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifolium_alexandrinum After feeding this crop (2.5 kg each day per doe) for only 3 days, my one doe has clumpy poop. And today the other doe also has clumpy poop but it also contains some grains which...
  6. Beginners Goat Raising
    Well it's beginning to look like we're going to bite the bullet and get our own herd sire (driveway dating is not working out for our girl haha). We have a separate barn and pasture where we'll house our buck and (after his quarantine ends) our wether. I've been searching around but haven't been...
  7. Goat Management
    Hi I have 2 does and after a rainy season they seems to avoid grain. I use to put whole grain wheat overnight and then feed them in the morning. But now they are not interested in it. So I got steel-cut oats. And put it in water for 6 to 7 hours over night. But in the morning they don't want to...
  8. Goat Management
    i have a small herd of 9 goats right now, but will be growing it soon. I am feeding them their grain in dog bowls on the ground. I have been for 4 years, and I hate it! They get dirty SUPER quick!! Daily washing gets annoying, it’s like doing dishes, WHICH I HATE!!! I used those fence hanging...
  9. Introductions
    Hi there my name is Brittney. I am new to this site and I have five goats currently. I don't know much about raising goats I've had my two weathers for almost 6 months I just acquired a beautiful buck and to pregnant dose which means I'm going to be having some kids soon. I am in need of some...
  10. Kidding Koral
    Hello. I have a question regarding bottle babies and grain. Very long story short, I have 4 Nigerian Dwarf bottle babies (3 will be 3 weeks old on Wednesday and the other will be 3 weeks old on Thursday). I put out a tiny bit of daily grains and a bit of orchard grass/grass hay/alfalfa which...
  11. Beginners Goat Raising
    I am looking into getting some goats, but I am just wondering how long would a 55 Gallon Drum filled with grain last when your goat is in milking?
  12. Health & Wellness
    Hello! Our 3 month old ND doelings seem to need something more to get them thriving. They came with coccidia (gave albon for 5 days) no more diarrhea. No worms in fecal. Getting more playful etc. But they still only weigh 11-12 lbs...and they have rough coats, pretty sure there is a copper...
  13. Goat Management
    So I've gone a year without any grains at all and making my girls hustle for their food and so far it's working quite well. Well except for one goat who has gotten skinny :( we're already feeding her extra cause she gives us about a gallon and a half a day and is still nursing on top of that, we...
  14. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello all! New to goats here. I have 2 Boer/Alpine cross doelings that are weaned and just shy of 4 months old. I feed them free-choice grass hay, free-choice loose minerals and they have timed access to pasture and woods (they love eating young Sumac trees!). I was feeding them Nature's Best...
  15. Beginners Goat Raising
    hello I’m in north Florida. I have no grazing.(there is some but it’s grass and they don’t seem interested in it I’m guessing because they have pooped on most of it.) I have 2 goats like about 1-2 years old female. One is Sanaan the other is a different breed and is black and white and smaller...
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello ! Need some guidance on feeding- I’ve read about “ Calcium: Phosphorus Ratio” but I’m still lost, so I’ve listed some questions below So my boys ( who are still intact- but will be weathered eventually) get: free choice Timothy grass hay at all times I have purina grower goat...
  17. Dairy Diaries
    I had my goats on Tucker Milling non-gmo feed and they loved it but my milk production was a bit low. I was concerned about the protein as it' s only 14% so i was adding calf manna therefore cancelling out the non-gmo plus it wasn't always fresh or kept in stock! So I switched to Co-op brand...
  18. Beginners Goat Raising
    Good evening, we will be bringing 2 wethered Alpines home soon and I am trying to make sure I have all my bases covered in the feed department. We will be providing them with mixed hay and free choice minerals (Manna Pro), and in the spring they will have a forest to graze in. What I am...
  19. Goat Management
    I have seen advice aplenty stating that the cost of raising grade is the same as registered, so registered makes more financial sense. I have a friend who disagrees. She has been raising goats longer than I have been alive. She does very little grain (only for training) and gets a good bit of...
  20. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, I have two young doelings. Both are nigerian pygmy X One five month old one four month old. The lady I bought them from told me to feed them a large hand full of grain daily untill they get bigger then let them eat just hay untill they are ready to breed. So my question is when is it time to...
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