Kinder Goat Breeder
My two bucks turned three this past March so I was expecting the rut to be really intense this year, but I never thought they would take it this far. Usually I fill up their hay rack twice a day and in the past week they've been eating about a third of a rack of hay over two days. They will eat some branches if I cut them, but I can't always dedicate time to cutting them and they mostly prefer to blubber at or rub their heads on the branches instead of eating the leaves. They were in very good condition going into the rut, and they certainly are both acting very vigorous, so I'm assuming it's no big deal but I wanted to make sure that this was indeed normal. They only want to pee on their faces, stare at the direction of the does, and fight each other. Eating doesn't seem to be one of their priorities. Is there anything I should do to encourage them to eat? How long can they go on like this?