what are people feeding babies for the first year?
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In the few months that there wasn't much foliage I fed grass hay, plus a handful of grain to get them not to cry when I leave them in the morning and at night. It has worked well for us. We also started giving a half cup of BOSS and a half cup of beet pulp or alfalfa twice per day for added protein, calcium, and to help their coats look less dull. I have had no complaints (from me or the goats) about their diet so far.

I've heard a lot of opinions about castrating as well, some say wait at least 2 months, some say 3 months, some say 6 months. I think the common opinion is that waiting as long as is practical is best. The place I bought my babies from castrated my wether at 2 weeks. Now I'm not saying it's a good idea, but Max is big and healthy so far. It isn't the end of the world if you have to castrate at 10 or 12 weeks to allow your boys more time with their moms.
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