i got two alpines a little over a month ago. one doe, and a whether for company. i read they should put on 10 lbs a month. well the fat boy isnt having any problems with that, but daisy has only put on a couple of lbs. she was born in march, and weighs right around 75 lbs. i feed her 1 lb of nutrena goat feed per day, unlimited alfalfa, apple branches as treats, fresh water, and a sweetlix meat grower mineral block. i cannot get loose minerals around here, trust me i have asked, looked, and begged everywhere. i want her to gain weight so i can breed her this fall, and the lady who has the buck i am going to breed her to wont breed unless she weighs at least 90 lbs. also, she has not come into heat thus far as i can tell, and i was told she is plenty old enough to. so, help the newbie, please??? thanks guys!