How much hay/grain do you feed a milking dairy goat doe? I'm thinking like two flakes of hay but I really don't know on the grain amount. It will be a LaMancha. Thanks! :shades:
Oh gosh. I don't like to spoil the fun by doing math! Ha. I'm gonna guess about the same amount as two of those NDs of yours.Lost Prairie said:Thanks guys :hug: So how much hay do they go through a month?
Just wanted to point out that all hay bales are not created equal. Not even close actually. The alfalfa we buy from Eastern Washington comes in 100+ lbs bales. Even heavier if three tie. When I lived in Iowa, the average small square was 40 - 60 lbs. Quality varies just as much as weight. It would take more poor quality hay to achieve the same nutrition as a smaller amount of high quality hay. A lot of math here!jesse-goats said:For next winter (being that she will be young) you will only need 20-30 bales of hay to get you through 150+ days of winter.
They don't eat as much the first year. A full-grown doe will eat 30-40 bales for 150+ days of winter (this is to last until june when you can get 1st cutting).it.
I HATE math! :laugh:Tenacross said:[ A lot of math here!