We have just finished building a paddock and shelter as we are planning to get goats. I heard that alpacas are good herd protectors. We do have many foxes here and i absolutely love alpacas so I thought why not!? I know the basics on keeping alpacas and that they drink plenty. They will be in a large paddock with a damn in the middle for water. I have a few questions: What do I need to do to make sure they are both happy together? Do I need to feed the alpaca hay all year? What hay should I feed? (Alfalfa is very easy to get here) To be in a herd of goats with a goat buck, should the alpaca be a female, male, buck or wether or does it not matter? Any other things you know about alpacas care would be appreciated!