I bought 2 alpines and a nubian yesterday from the salebarn for $95total. The nubian looks pretty good, a little small with a terrible attitude, but good. She had a kid that they split up and sold separately in a group of kids, so I am milking her out. She has two sets of adult teeth (4teeth) which should make her 1-2yrs old. She is a nice little goat. She was worth $100 by herself if you don't count her personality. The alpines are another story. They are very thin and rough looking. They are big goats, but only weighed about 60lbs each, very skinny. Their hair looked rough, so immediately when they came home, I gave them ivermectin. They are very friendly, and are eating like they haven't eaten in weeks. They love to eat. I also gave them 2cc of Centrum vitamins and injected all three with 3cc PennG just because they came from the salebarn. The alpines are about 3 and over 5+ from looking at their teeth. Both are drying out, but came to auction with no kids on them. I don't know if they had been rebred. The older one has some hair loss too, but she does appear to be a senior doe. Is there any other advice anyone would have on these 2 skinny alpines? I am free-feeding them hay and grass, plus giving them grain 3times a day. I don't want to bloat them because they weren't fed correctly in the past, so I have to limit grain intake to small amounts at once. Anything else I should do? I gave the nubian a cd-T, but haven't given one to the thinner girls yet. I wanted to give them a couple of days to get their calorie intake up. Any suggestions (except sending the alpines back to slaughter) would be appreciated. Is there certain vitamins or anything I should give them to help add weight? And is reworming in a week ok?