I rescued a Boer/Nubian wether last summer who was so weak that he couldn't walk due to starvation. He weighed about 75 pounds at the time. I have managed to get him up to about 125 lbs. now. I had to call the vet out for Gordon's shredded ear last month and I asked if Gordon was shivering due to shock. The vet said that it was because of the cold and that Gordon should gain more weight, even though his coat is now thick and beautiful and all of his sores have healed. I told the vet that I feed free-choice hay and that I give him about 3/4 cup of grain a day. He said that that was fine but that I should double the grain. Gordon is now getting about 1 1/2 cups every day or every other day, all in one sitting. The feed consists of whole dried corn and some other whole grains (I am not sure exactly what) but the feed store said that it was an all-purpose grain that could be fed to chickens/goats/pigs. I had tried goat pellets but Gordon turned up his Romanesque nose at them. I have lately been reading quite a bit about bloat on this site and am worried that I am not doing Gordon any good. If I HAVE to feed grain/protein, what can I do to avoid bloat? I plan to put a pan of free-choice baking soda in the pen today but other than that I am at a loss. Gordon is the greatest goat in the world and I love him dearly. Please help. Thanks, Lisa and Gordon.