So, I have been trying to change my feed program to where my goats are getting very little grain (for the ones not in milk, anyway) and have free-choice access to alfalfa. Problem is that they seem to pig out on the alfalfa and then some of them get diarrhea. So, I thought I would try feeding a mix of alfalfa and grass hay...but the darn goats will go through the feeder and eat ALL of the alfalfa before touching the grass hay. :hair: The ones that get the runs have just been getting dosed with probiotics and kaolin pectin (it says it helps with non-infectious cases of diarrhea). It works until the next time I fill the feeders with alfalfa and the goats gorge themselves. None of them have gotten bad enough that they are dehydrating or anything, just messy and gross. Is this just something where they will eventually adjust to having the alfalfa free choice, or is there something I can do differently? I thought I might try keeping the feeder full of the grass hay (coastal bermuda is what I have available in my area) and then just dropping in a couple flakes of the alfalfa per day to limit how much they get. It would be do-able, but a pain in the butt to carry hay out there every day instead of being able to just drop a bale in the feeder once or twice a week.