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Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by 2BigGoats, Feb 20, 2021 at 3:55 PM.

  1. 2BigGoats

    2BigGoats New Member

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    Feb 14, 2021
    California
    Hi, I have two alpine bucks and was wondering if I will need to feed them grain or alfalfa pellets? I have read things that say not to feed grain because it will cause urinary stones. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA

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  3. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    Are they adult goats, which type hay are you feeding and how much browse will they be eating when it greens up again?
     
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  4. 2BigGoats

    2BigGoats New Member

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    Feb 14, 2021
    California
    Right now they're little and being bottle fed, but once they are weened and much older they will be eating alfalfa along with being grass fed at free choice. We do have high calcium water too.
     
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  5. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    I fed my wethers a 2.2:1 cal to pho ratio feed (grain) until things greened up mid spring. The feed was non textured and unmedicated pellets carried by Southern States brands. They were 14 and 15 months old at the time and were slowly weaned off grain (feed pellets) to only browse, grass hay and alfalfa pellets as their mainstay diet. They are and will be 3 years old this April.
     
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  6. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Do you mean 2.2:1 or 2:2?