Yesterday I noticed one of my nannies had a split hoof. Since I have been down with shoulder I have not spent the times in the pens that I should have. (Doctors orders) well this morning I decided their hoofs need looking at. I have no one to do this but me. I have a helper to catch and hold on the stand but I have to trim. I took sling off and got with he program. I have never seen my goat hooves in this bad of shape. I trimmed them in January before my surgery which is now only about 3 months now or less. They all have some foot rot and the hooves have really grown over and some rotted off I guess. It took 3-1/3 to 4 hours to finish. We had a lot rain and muddy pens for a month which may have cause a lot of it, but the growth they all had makes me think the cotton seed I feed them morning and evening may be too much protein. There are 12 nannies and I feed them a gallon and a half a day of cotton seed with their alfalfa pellets and oats with a little boss mixed in. Do you think this could be the cause of the foot growth?