Hello, I have 2 roughly 2 month old goats, I am not sure what breed they are as the lady who sold them to me didn't offer much info on them. One was really sick and ready to die, but he is good now and growing great! I am just wondering how much I should be feeding them? They are on milk replacer 4 times per day a bottle each time about 16-20oz each time, they have fresh grains and hay available through out the day, but do not have much interest in it. Plus they do not want anything to do with the water. How can I get them to drink water? They were taken from their mom their first day of their lives sadly, but not my choice. They also didn't get the colostrum they needed. I am sorry I know a lot of info and a lot of questions, but I love these guys. Sorry one more question, do you keep your goats locked up? We have a large fenced in area for them and a nice house, but we keep them locked up at night, just a board over the door way so they can't get out or rather so no animals can get in...Am I too protective of my babies?
Thank you for reading and helping...I appreciate it