for people who love the littlest dairy goats
We are planning on purchasing 2 does and I want to make sure we are prepared with everything we need. We have 11 acres of overgrown pasture and plan on using a premier one movable fence to rotate them on the pasture. With so much food available for them outside, do I need to give them alfalfa also? Or can I just give them grain and minerals? We are planning on milking them.
I am also wondering if I need to bring them in to the barn at night or can I leave them out in the pasture as long as they have shelter from the rain? If so, what would be a good shelter we could incorporate with the electronet? We live in the south and have very mild winters.
Here is more info on what goats eat --
Does in milk need a goat feed like Purina Goat Feed -- yes, that is the name. Their other goat feeds (like Show Goat, etc) do not have enough copper. Purina Goat Feed has about 35-40 ppm copper.
They also need a good goat-specific mineral (not all livestock and NOT "sheep and goat").