Well, my SO's DD finally brought the goat to me on Saturday, but it was late and since I have to work all day Sunday, I've only really gotten to know him this morning. As I expected (considering the source) he's not in the greatest condition and I intend to rectify that as quickly as possible. I have poured over fiasco farm's site re-acquainting myself with goats since it's been years since I had one; but their site is mainly geared to dairy goats (as was my long ago buck) and I have a few ??s about this tiny little nigerian dwarf. First off, his hooves need trimming and we've got that covered. His coat is also in awful shape. I'll get a good goat shampoo in town tomorrow, but can I add anything to combat the dryness? I've determined that he's not fat, but how do I feed to keep him in good form? How much and of what? Fiasco's site recommended what is basically horse sweet feed? His browsing will be confined to the (large) yard and garden area for now and most everything is winter dead. I already bought some MannaPro licorice flavored goat treat, but am only giving him a hand full a day. She only gave him what amounts to goat pellets and what he could browse in her yard. Lastly, worming? I saw goat wormer at Atwoods and will get some tomorrow. I'm sure he's never been wormed (at least while DD had him ). How often will I need to? I'm gonna let the vet handle the neutering and any shots that he needs. Beyond that, he's adorable and will fit in nicely here. I'm letting him be loose in the yard as much as possible (he's only ever been staked out before). And oh yeah, his name is Billy *ugh* but unfortunately he already knows it. Any answers/advice would be welcome.