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  1. P

    Can I wean my wethers and doe off of grain?

    I have 5 wethers and 1 doe, ranging from 2-5 years old. I got 4 out of 6 of them when they were 8 weeks old, and the other two I got when they were just a day or two old as bottle babies. Ever since I got them from their breeder's, I have been told to keep them on grain. Lately, I just feel like...
  2. promiseacres

    What would you do with this corn crib?

    So this is my favorite building on our new farm:love. It's a 1940's 80' x 28' grainary/corn crib. Has 3 stories, designed to store different grains. I know our plans and hope to share as we make the improvements. But as the appraisals showed it's value as ZERO! :hide I think on here we all...
  3. shepherdO

    Rate my Field/Grass quality

    I have my sheep in 2 separate fields at the moment, and am not sure if/when I need to start supplementing them with (eg) additional hay/grain, etc. I plan to breed a bunch of them in about a month, so I know I need to flush them - I've already started with a bit of grain supplementation, and a...
  4. Katie burgoyne

    fighting while eating grain

    We have 2 male alpacas they are about 1.5 years old, one is in tact and one is not. We have had them a little over a month and in that time one got neutered (he was running from the dog and jumped the fence and well we had to have him nurtured because he almost did it himself). Whenever I feed...
  5. G

    New goat momma has questions.

    Hey, I am getting my 2 nigerian dwarf wethers this weekend. I already have a pen off to the side of the yard for my chickens. It is pretty big, so I built the goats a shelter on the opposite end of the chicken coop. The goats will be let out of the pen every morning. Most mornings I will leave...
  6. D

    Please Help: Feeding Elderly Alpaca

    Hello, I have a 20 year old alpaca. He is blind and allergic to bermuda hay (vet confirmed) and needs grain to maintain his weight. I am unable to get the feed I was feeding anymore (mazuri alpaca growth formula) and can only get the chews, which he won't eat as they are too large. I am...
  7. MaryZoe

    What grain to feed 2 week old mini Nubians? They're hungry!

    My mini Nubians suck down their bottle so quickly and act like they're starving even after they finish. I know I can start giving them grain, but I'm not sure what that means. I hate to ask such a stupid question, but what type of grain is meant when people say to give goats as young as one week...
  8. EmilyClick28

    Mice got into animal feed/grain bags.... are they still good?

    Opened my cracked corn bag to quite a surprise, a live mouse was in it! went to grab a rubber mallet and come back and smash it but it got away. i looked closely and discover a hole chewed through the bag.... i then discovered more holes in the horse grain, rabbit pellet, and chicken feed...
  9. Seth

    Lost appetite after scours

    Hi everyone, This spring, I was getting our girls onto fresh pasture slowly, a little bit more each day. The last day, I accidentally let them have too much. Our saanen (who tends to pig out when given the chance) got scours for a day, presumably from eating too much fresh grass. I am pretty...
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