My pygmies aren't real keen on Purina goat chow.Can I mix up something on my own...maybe oats,barley,etc.Or can someone recommend something else.My goat that I lost last yr didn't like Purina either.Help please.
i used to create my own mix for my pygmies.....some crimped oats, some whole kernel corn, a bit of hay stretcher pellets, some rasins and sunflower seeds........
they also love uncooked oatmeal, if you are in a pinch..
Right now I'm feeding mine oat hay and a horse complete feed with an alfalfa base and supplementing mineral.
Lots of people at work feed their goats a dry COB (corn/oats/barley no molasses) plus hay.
I have a milking doe and a bombproof wether; if you have all wethers you want to really watch what they eat for fear of stones. If you have does you have a little more wiggle room in their nutritional balance but not a lot. Goats should have some alfalfa hay, some grass hay, the leaves you raked out of the yard, misc nibblings, bark, maybe a handful of grain and copper supplementation.
The horse feed I'm giving mine is similar to what is on this page. Try to at least balance the calcium to phosphorus ratio, 2:1 is best but difficult to find in a grain.