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I am looking into getting some goats, but I am just wondering how long would a 55 Gallon Drum filled with grain last when your goat is in milking?
 

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There are too many variables to give an answer.
What breed goat? how much grain per day are you feeding? What kind of grain?
I was thinking of Kiko goats, I was thinking of making my own grain by what I found it says to include oats, cracked corn, and Black oil sunflower seeds. Per how much by what I found it says to give one pound of grain for every three pound of milk produced.
 

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It depends on the time of year and if your container is off the ground. Grain will mold and mold kills goats really fast. A metal can that sweats will cause mold to grow.

If you have a lot of goats, (like me) mold never has a chance to grow! My grain drums hold 150# of grain and last 1-1/2 days in the parlor, if I feed the milkers there. Less than a day if they are fed outside in a group.

Your feed drum would be great for a lot of animals, maybe overkill for 1 or 2. (Unless it's in a cool, dry environment off the ground).
 
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