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Hello,
I have three Nigerian Dwarf does that are eight months old and they are getting fat. By fat I don't mean big bellies, they are chunky. Right now, besides free choice minerals, they are only getting local grass hay. I don't restrict it but I am starting to wonder if I should. They are kept in a barn and have access to a small field but there is very little grass.
My question is, should I try to find lower quality grass hay or just restrict how much they get?
Thanks!
P.S. I will try to get photos and weight on them tonight.
 

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You can also try to increase their exercise. Add a hay rack on the far side of their field and only offer hay there on fair-weather days. Or other options that get them walking as far as possible! Climbing/jumping structures as well.
 

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I tried attaching photos. I’m not sure if it worked.
 

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Yes, it does look like some of them are becoming flat tables on the back!

Do you have anywhere you can walk them a few times per week outside of their own? Not sure if you have some acreage or a neighbor's woods without roaming dogs.
 
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