So as mentioned, one passed away. The one we have left (Gruff) is very underweight. I can feel each of his ribs and this backbone is prominent. He is in a separate pen within the goat pen, so he is able to socialize wth the other goats. Gruff's feeding schedule is as follows, and I need somebody knowledgeale about goats to revise it if possible, please.
Free fed hay (horse quality)
1/4 cup calf manna (AM and PM)
1/4 cup complete feed (AM and PM)
He has free access to fresh water, sheter and shade at all times.
What type of dewormer should I get him? Should I yet? He is very skinny.
He should weigh about 40 pounds when at proper weight I think. He is around 30? Right now. Those numbers are assumptions.
I know you don't normally free feed a goat, but he doesn't gourge himself and uses it to lay on as well. He is eating about 2-3 lbs of hay per day.
Is there anything I need to modify in this schedule? I've only been feeding him like this for about a week, do I need to just wait it out?
Thanks in advance. He is a very sweet goat.