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make sure his diet is 2:1 calcium to phosphorus.

I choose to do this by feeding alfalfa pellets or alfalfa hay and grain.

If you dont have alfalfa in his diet then do not feed grain.

a good loose mineral with 2:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio is important and some grass hay is really all he needs
 

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Grass hay is normally not enough unless you buy from a grower who knows what they are doing. You can and should supplement with a grain if you are not sure of how good your grass hay is. Most pack goat owners are afraid to feed their wethered pack goats alfalfa and go with a good grass hay and grain supplements.

When was your wether castrated?
 

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Grass hay is normally not enough unless you buy from a grower who knows what they are doing. You can and should supplement with a grain if you are not sure of how good your grass hay is. Most pack goat owners are afraid to feed their wethered pack goats alfalfa and go with a good grass hay and grain supplements.

When was your wether castrated?
If her wether is a pet, then high quality grass hay very well could be enough, as long as it is balanced 2:1 -- that's what my wethers live off of. They either get a grass/alfalfa mixed hay, or grass hay with 1/2 a cup of alfalfa pellets each (Nigerians).
 
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