My family very recently got into goats, quite by accident. We rescued them from the local auction. The first one is a female, we think Alpine or Alpine cross. The other is a mix of who kows what? I'll have to get some pictures of him, and maybe someone here can help identify himm. We got the female first, about a month before the boy. We think she's about 2 months now, and are guessing that he is about 2-3 weeks. So my questions are.. at what age should the boy be to get him fixed? Both are pets, and I don't want any babies! Another question is when should I deworm them, and with what? Also, vaccinations: should they get them in spring, like my horses and cows? And what should they get? I'll actually probably just have the vet vacciante them when we take them in to get him fixed and both of their horns taken care of (they are going to be shown in FFA, and the local fair does not allow goats with horns), but for future reference it would be nice to know. Also about feed.. I heard from someone that alfalfa should not be fed to a whether? That's what they are getting now, but once he's been fixed, should he no longer get it? And if not, would a local hay, timothy, or orchard grass be better? The horses get alfalfa and the cows get local (they're fat!). Also, should they be getting any grain, or is just good hay enough? The female was getting a bottle 2x a day when we first got her, but we weaned her recently. The little boy would not eat the milk at all, but he does not slow down on the hay and grass/ brush. Currently they get alfalfa hay free choice in their pen, and I bring them out during the day to graze. Sorry for all the questions.. I just want to make sure I do the best for them that I can do! Thanks to anyone who can help!