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Okay so this is sort of a quick question.
In November I started feeding my does oats since they weren't keeping their condition very well.
I still feed them oats and in the mornings they get about a tablespoon of BOSS.
My concern is that the kids might be too big? What are your guys' opinion?
They aren't too big, about just right I would say.
Thanks!
 

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Oats are a pretty low energy/low protein feed. You shouldn’t have problems.

There are 2 major schools of thought on this basic concept.

1) feed the doe, you want the doe in good condition to kid. The kids growth will pull from the doe whether she’s in good condition or not so be sure she’s well fed to grow kids and deliver well along with coming into milk at her best physical peak. Unless the doe is fat this is a sound theory that most livestock vets adhere to.

2) cut feed to the doe to minimize kid growth. This is a sound theory only in earlier to mid pregnancy for animals in good condition. The kids will still pull a lot from her at the end of her pregnancy and you can set up for a weak doe going to a high demand situation as well as metabolic issues or malnutritioned kids being born to a doe in poor condition.
 
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