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I do preventive cocci meds at 3 weeks and at 6 weeks if they are not eating that pound per 50 pounds. The cocci is damaging to their growth and their digestive system. The cycle is 19 days. If they pick it up at birth or within a few days of birth by 3 weeks old they already have a full blown case whether they show symptoms or not. They immediately pick it up again and start another 19 day round. Even if they are eating the right amount of medicated grain it doesn't hurt anything to do that 6 week old treatment to clean them out so that the grain can take over. The food is a preventative not a cure.
Leaving some in the dish is what I want to see with little ones. The protein in the grain builds that nice big rumen with many little fingers inside to digest food. Cocci destroys those little fingers. Fat goats have handfuls of fat right behind the front leg/shoulder area.

Now on the bigger ones. That's a judgment call. I like to see a shiny healthy goat that is slowly gaining weight when thin. I do feed my grains and alfalfa pellets separately.
If you want to make a little less of the mix at a time. I'm mixing 1 bag dry COB, 1 bag barley, 1 bag oats, and 1 bag generic calf manna for the winter. That little bit of corn benefits them during the cold rainy times. I add oil as I feed.
This year I'm trying something new with my buck. I'll tell you about it if it helps. He's one that melts weight off during rut.

Hope that helps some.
 

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Try starting with a 1 pound butter tub twice a day.
I forgot to mention, when you first start out, you get a couple years grace on the Cocci problems. Then suddenly, it hits hard. Properties like mine that have had goats on them for years kind of find their level. I know what is here to deal with. This first years kids are probably fine.
 

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Almost every brand has a generic calf manna product. Purina's is Animax, Just ask at your feed store to see what types they have. They only save a few dollars but, it helps some.
 
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