I'm relatively new to goats...I've had four for about 6 months now. I've always supplied them with with loose minerals (I think they are Purina), but they never eat them. Periodically I dump out the minerals, clean the dish and put new minerals in, at which time I feed it to them personally and they love it. They'll all nibble at it right after I put it out, but then they NEVER touch it after that. I hang it off the fence, so it's not getting soiled, and it's not getting rained on. For some stupid reason the only time they ever touch it is when I put them out fresh. I know they never touch it cuz I only put out a little at a time, and it just sits there. If I don't keep constantly putting new stuff in and throwing the old, then they never touch it, and even when I keep changing it out the only time they do touch it is right when I put it out, just that one time. What gives?