Why don't you keep baking soda in front of them? Sorry, hope you don't mind my asking.Don't feed baking soda to wethers or bucks unless they actually have bloat. Then you would just treat them with it until they no longer have bloat.
Yes, you can feed grain. You need to make sure his whole diet is 2/2.5:1 calcium to phosphorus. So if you buy goat grain, that is usually has a proper ratio. Then you figure out what you hay is. You can also add alfalfa pellets with the grain to up the calcium a bit.
I agree! More people should hear this. I depends on where you live, though, which one is too high. Here- Phosphorus is so low that giving your goat a handful of alfalfa will cause major UC problems, because of the calcium levels.People think UC is caused by calcium but it isn't. It is caused by an improper ratio of calcium to phosphorus. Usually the phosphorus is too high.
Ok first things first. You can give grain to your buck. In fact most pack goat owners feed a grass hay and supplement a grain. Usually a 14% all stock or even goat chow for those that can afford it. QUOTE]
Huh-uh not my boys. Completely unbalanced grass hay and muco-protein matrix loaded feed. Totally not a great idea. All my wethers get alfalfa and whole grains, with some grass hay. It's all balanced 3:1 CA/PH. You live where there are weeds with Oxalic Acid. They need the calcium to clear that from their bodies.