I have a few questions about feeding alfalfa pellets to different aged goats. I've read that you should feed 4.5lbs of hay a day, per head; is this accurate? If so, how much of that should be in the form alfalfa pellets? (I can't get good quality alfalfa hay here in Southeast Texas so my girls get all alfalfa pellets for calcium, and then pretty much free choice grass hay for the long-stemmed fiber they need for chewing, since they don't have a big pasture) I can't afford to feed free choice, but I want to give them what they need in order to be healthy and produce milk. I know that 1lb of pellets = 1lb of hay. How many pounds would you feed to growing goats? How about goats who are milking? How about Nigerian Dwarf goats? And one more question, I've read that several people give alfalfa 24/7/365 whether milking, dry, pregnant, etc. Does the amount of pellets change when the are dry, but pregnant? Do they need straight alfalfa before day 100 of their pregnancy? I have a ND goat who is about 2 months pregnant, but she's dried up. I just want to make sure to give her what she needs, but not enough to make her fat since she's not turning it into milk. Thanks!