Hello everyone! It's the newbie again! We went out to a boer goat breeders yesterday and chose our new herdsire. His mom was a pure white 75% boer and daddy was a grand champion traditional boer fullblood. I was looking for a traditional buck, but fell in love with this black and white paint boy. I guess that makes him 88%? Unregistered, of course. We've named him Goliath and I'll post pictures later today. My question is that he just turned 9 weeks old today. They wean them off the mothers at 9-10 weeks and he's right at 30 lbs. But...he's not eating grain with our other 3-month-old babies and was taken off his mother as we arrived. He's also running around the pasture crying like crazy and I feel like a heel. I want to go to the feed store and pick up some milk replacement, put him in a small area alone to make sure he's eating all the hay and grain he needs....and essentially spoil him. My husband thinks I'm nuts and he'll "eat when he's hungry". We did give him his CD-T and worm him yesterday and he's very healthy (their herd is show goats so they have the negative testing for all of the funky diseases the breeder listed off but I can't recall). Is 9 weeks too early to wean? I know they are the pros at this, but should I be supplementing him with milk replacement for a least a few weeks? His crying is just so pitiful and I don't want him to get weak and sickly from not eating. Please help and let me know if I'm just being over protective!