We don't have good pasture yet, so we're feeding free choice timothy (mixed) hay and supplementing with a corn/oats/wheat bran/lineseed meal grain mix (we mix the whole ingredients ourselves) and providing a free choice mineral salt mix. Got the grain reciepe from a sheep book. They seem to gobble it down. The vet came out recently and said that whole grains are not digestible and that we should switch to a pre-mixed pelleted food (like Purian Sheep Chow) and DOUBLE the daily amount we give our sheep. I mentioned that we didn't like pelleted food because you couldn't really tell what was in it, it was dustier, each bag you get is different, and we'd read that the less processing the grain has the more nutrition it offers. She said that pre-mixed pellets was the only way to be sure that the sheep get the vitamins and minerals they need and that free choice minerals don't let you know how much each animal is getting. She also said that we need a separate feeding pan for EACH sheep and that they need to be spaced out at least a few feet between each one to make sure each sheep gets their share. We currently have one pan for each two sheep (only have 6 sheep right now). We're feeding 1 cup (actually measuring cup) of grain a day per sheep, plus all the hay they can eat. What does everyone else feed? I thought sheep could pretty much survive on hay/grass with little supplemental feeding. None of our sheep are pg this year either. Help. Are we way off base?