How much Hay to put up for winter?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Dorothy1324, May 16, 2009.

  1. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    We are new to goats and we now have 4 2 nig dwarf weathers 1 alpine cross doe and 1 oberhasi cross Doe we are wondering how much hay we should be putting up for the winter? also we live in Maine.
  2. kygal

    kygal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2009
    Sharpsburg, KY
    I don't have an exact number to give you, but I'll tell you how I calculate it. I see how much they eat in a week, figure out about how many weeks I'll be feeding hay and multiply. Then I add about an extra bale or two per week just in case.....(we always have just in cases around here) I've done pretty well doing it this way.

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