Questions about feeding goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    How much would 2 alpine (or another large breed dairy goat) cost a year/month? Not including start up cost's?
    And what exactly would a dry (Non milking) alpine eat a day?
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    My saanen buck is a pig he eats a good size flake am and pm.

    Females I would say flake am and pm also. If they have pasture to graze sometimes then I would do one flake a day with the grazing pasture per alpine. In the winter I would give some grain each but not necessarily necessary.

    If pregnant or lactating I would give goat chow at a min. Maybe mixed with milk pellets but when starting this always small amounts till they are use to it....1/2 cup each a day for a couple days then 1/2 cup am/pm a couple days, then a cup a day for a couple days, then a cup am/pm each alpine.

    Hay prices are different in every area so hard to say what your cost will be. When I say flake this is off of full size bales and like 4 inch thick flakes.

    You can also get alot of info from BYH (back yard herds) a sister site to BYC.

    Hope this helps!
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011

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