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Are there any specific hays that wethers should NOT eat? I had read somewhere that alfalfa is too rich for them, is that correct? I had also read that bermuda was a poisonous plant for goats, and we have lots of bermuda hay here in Oklahoma. Is that true? Just wondering what kind of hay I should be buying.

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whethers and bucks dont need a lot. A high quality orchard grass is what i feed mine. During rut bucks get a little bit of grain but not much.
They can have alfalfa but in very small amounts.
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hmm bermuda hay is poisonous -- never heard that but then again I dotn know if I have ever used it before :scratch: name sounds familiar but not sure


As to the hay for wethers - I personaly would just give them grass hay. Like a Timothy or Orchard. You dont want to mess with their calcium/phosperous ratio. It needs to be 2/1
 

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Huh, never heard that about bermuda grass. We feed coastal hay-which is bermuda and fescue. Never had any problems with it.

We've just started feeding alfalfa to our goats-including our breeding/show buck and some soon to be wethers. I keep Ammonium Chloride on hand just in case though and feed it as a preventative as well.

Unless it is a show wether I'd be feeding him a good quality grass hay and just a little bit of grain . Some just feed hay but all my goats get grain.
 

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I very rarely ever give my boys Alfalfa hay. I only give grain as a treat every now and then.
 
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