I've had quads and will be bottle raising a wether...I got a call also from a county neighbor with a commercial herd of 200 boers. She'll give me day to week-old orphans for $10 each. I'm going to try 6 to start with. 4-H wethers are $125 each around here, and there's also folks who'll buy for home meat. I'll see if I can break even and have some meat for the table. Anyhow, I've got a 50 # bag of 20/20 gold label calf milk replacer (no soy/all milk) that says 1- 1/4 lb of mix per gallon water for super grow and 1 lb mix per gallon water for maintenence. I am guessing I'll want to go with the lighter bit so I don't shock their systems. It works out when I weigh it to what looks like a bit more than a cup to a quart of water. Now, here's the question...how should I start out. These guys will have colostrum under their belts and goat milk only. I won't have any goat milk to spare. I am thinking: 4 oz each 4 times a day for a couple days then 6 oz three times a day then next Monday they'll have to go 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. with a 10 p.m. "top-off" for a week or so, then just to 2 x a day on the lambar. Now, having said that, has anyone ever fed room-temp free choice. I'd love to learn more about it. The milk replacer bit has me a bit leery. Worked great for the calves but not sure about these little patooties. I haven't bottle raised goats in a gazillion years, and not on replacer in at least that long it seems.