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I am trying to put weight on three goats. A 10 year old Nigerian Dwarf doe who is about dried up. She is not badly underweight, but with winter coming around I would like to get a few extra pounds on her. Showing starts in may/june and I don't want to be playing catch up, either.
Second, a 3 year old Nigerian Dwarf doe whom I am milking once a day. Up until 2 weeks ago, she was nursing triplets who were about three months old. I would like to keep milking her for maybe 2-3 weeks longer, longer than that if I can get rid of the goaty taste in her milk. I don't want too much milk, I can only make so much soap! :p She is pretty thin and with winter around the corner, she needs more weight. I will also be showing her next year starting in may/june.
Last but not least, I have an 8 (we think) month old Boer % doe. She is not too underweight, but I would say she weighs maybe 80-90 pounds. My main goal for the Boer doe (annie) is to gain weight, but also muscle, since I will also be showing her starting in may/june.
I have a limited selection of feed available to me. There are a few supplements (they are costly) and I would like to wait to feed those (if I even have to) closer to showing season to save on costs. Currently what I have on had is Purina Noble Goat 16%, Animax (same thing as calf manna, just cheaper) and an 8% wet cob. Now, I know people hate Purina, and cob mixes, but that is all I can get, so if you have a problem with those feeds, please keep those comments to yourself. ;)
I am wondering how much of each feed I should feed per goat, and if anyone knows how many cups or quarts equals a pound for each food, that would be great, too. I don't have access to a scale ATM.


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Sure you have access to a scale. Put a cup of each food into a baggie, take them with you to the post office, and put on the cute pitiful face for the postmaster ;)
 

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Sure you have access to a scale. Put a cup of each food into a baggie, take them with you to the post office, and put on the cute pitiful face for the postmaster ;)
The feed store has a scale I could probably use. Haha.
 

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Jill, how much would you suggest feeding?
 

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I think I can get some of your weights after chores. There's an old bag of noble goat in my store room.
 

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Cool, thanks!
 

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Anyone have any feeding recommendations?
 
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