Do goats need as much hay as they can get? They are still growing if that makes a diffrence
I do the same.. I too have found they waste more and become picky and won't eat parts... *sigh* so I feed twice daily.. Plus they have a whole pen of grass and clover to munch on and bushes on the side to browse on during the day so I don't worry..I am one of the few people on this board that does not feed hay free choice. Free choice feeding causes too much waste, has a tendency to cause picky eaters, and wasted hay gives the flies somewhere to breed faster. My adult, standard sized does get 5, maybe 6 pounds of hay per day and they do just fine on it.