Hi all, I'm too excited for my future goats. So I'm trying to learn as much as I can in the mean time. I'm planning to adopt a pair of wethers and bottle feed them this upcoming spring. Again I'm sorry if this info is already somewhere obvious and I failed to find it. When should they be separated from their mom? What, how much, and when should I feed them? When do they switch over to hay? When should I provide loose minerals and baking soda? When should they be castrated? Should I keep the babies inside when it's really cold out? What questions should I ask the breeder? Any red flags I should be aware of? What vaccines do they need, and when to vaccinate them? and OMYgosh there's bears in my neighborhood! I'd like to build them a secure shelter that bears can't get into at night. Any suggestions, any of you have difficulty with bears? Any thing else I should know? Books you recommend? I'm planning on talking to the vet and double checking with goat owners in town, but I like to gather as much data as possible from a variety of sources. Thank you all, you've been so awesome in answering my questions. I really like this community so far.