Just started off with two fainting goats and had a very rough start. Got a brother and sister that were born in Feb. Male was banded since we did not want to deal with the male goat issues. Picked both up last Sunday and things were great. They were eating and playing, very social, etc..... Got home from work on Thursday and the boy was howling. Looked like he was trying to urinate, standing legs spread out, etc. Tenderness in lower abdominal region. Thought issue was bladder stones and after finding an off hours vet, the diagnosis was confirmed. With the severity of the stones, not a good prognosis from the start. Unfortunately we had to put little Charlie to sleep. Pretty upsetting since he was only with us for 5 days. We're not off to a good start. Friday we found another female and things are much better for the sister. I was worried that she was going to have issues without her brother. So now we have two little girls. The new girl is a talker and loves attention. The original girl seems to be the dominant goat, but they do get a long well. I have to admit, but I am a litlle "goat shy". With losing the boy so fast it kinda spooked me. I had things set up before they arrived home with us- fescue hay, water, covered sleeping area with a large dog "barn" under it. We are feeding fescue hay (much easier to find), did give them a little TSC Dumor Goat Sweet Formula as a treat each day. I don't think the boy's short life with us was due to anything that we did, but still not a good start. I would think that stones were there for a while but unfortunately for us, we got to see and deal with them after he came home with us. I don't think that the seller feeds hay as a part of their normal diet. He does let them graze, but not sure as to what he gave as "grain". Not sure as to whether he gave any vaccinations or deworming either. The new girl is up-to-date with these. To make this long story shorter, I wanted to see it what we are doing is good. We have fescue hay in a hay holder. A salt block is mounted on a wall in the shed area. Water sources are available. Have these available to give: -TSC Noble Goat Goat Feed -Premium Alfalfa Cubes -Dumor Goat Sweet Formula -Cuttings from brush, etc.. They are in an enclosed area with good amount of shade and sun, but we would like to let them out to graze. We are a little concerned on how to do this since they are so new with us. We were able to actually walk one on a leash, but can't get the other leashed yet since she it too fast. LOL Sorry to make the post so long, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 1. Guess I want to make sure as to how to feed grain/alfalfa cubes, how much to feed and how often. 2. Should I get rid of the sweet feed? 3. Should I give the original girl CDT vaccination? 4. I am trying to find a loose mineral as well, but everything seems to be in a block form. 5. How to let them out and graze but have to try and get them back in the fenced area.