My goats hooves have always been in pretty good shape. They'd grow at a pretty normal rate and they've been strong and flexible. This year, things are different. My goat's hooves are growing very quickly and they are dry and brittle. The outside of the hoof will often separate from the frog. I trim the hooves very often, hoping to keep them in good condition. My bucklings and doelings and one of the adult goats don't have this problem. Three of my adult goats all seem to have the same problems. I am puzzled. They aren't getting different grain, forage, wormers or minerals. The only difference I can think of from previous years is, it's been a very wet, cool, rainy summer as opposed to the usual dry, hot summers. Could it possibly be a copper deficiency? The goats have always gotten a cattle mineral block. The grain is only fed to the two milkers (one of which has dry hooves, the other has the best hooves) during the summer, but it's fed to everyone in the fall, winter and spring. It's a cheap, coarse chop feed, but it keeps the goats in good condition and I've never had problems with it. If anyone can think of anything this might be that would be awesome.