I have 6 wethers, 2 oberhasli, 1 alpine, 1 Nigerian, 2 fainters all wethers. They are all a year old this month except the fainters are 7 mo. I have been feeding Purina Goat Chow on the advice of the 4H girl I bought the alpine from. After reading this forum and the dairy goat forum it seems that almost everything in the goat chow is bad for my wethers. For hay I give them orchard grass. I don't know what kind of grass is in it but they love it and don't waste 2/3 of it like they do alfalfa. They also have a goat specific salt lick. From reading I have found that I need goat specific free choice minerals with 2-3 sources of copper. I am going to start mixing the orchard grass 50/50 with alfalfa. My question is what can / should I give them in place of the goat chow. I don't mind mixing something up. It doesn't have to be mixed in a bag. The goat chow is as much for my wife as it is for the goats. She loves to hand feed them treats. I don't want them to goat chow anymore but I need something to give them that will be good for them. They are looking a little ratty right now because of their winter coat but they are all healthy playful and happy. I was thinking about replacing the goat chow with alfalfa pellets with karo syrup and maybe some canola oil and maybe a tiny bit of grain or corn or something that they like that will be good for them. They are just pets we obviously aren't in the goat business. All they do is keep an acre or so of hillside clean for us. I probably worry too much about them but I feel that if you take on the care of anything living you should try to do the best you can for it. Cost isn't a huge concern because I only have a few and my dogs cost far more to feed them my goats. Any sugestions?