I have searched the foum but haven't really found the answer I was looking for. I really need to cut some feed costs. Right now I am feeding a 15% lamb pellet to everyone including the old girl who I am trying to put and keep weight on. (They love this stuff and look good but it costs about $12.50 a bag.) This is who I have to feed: 1-7 year old doe, hard keeper JUST been bred. 3- kids ranging from 4-7 months old (Will be bred in January.) I can get 50lb. of oats for about $9 and corn cheaper than that. I am feeding very nice alfalfa hay to all of them free choice and will continue to do so all year. They get free choice Sweetlix Magna milk mineral and of cousre fresh water. Ok now what do I do? I know I have this in the back of my brain (it's ingrained in me) that those girl NEED protein. Are they getting enough from their hay? Should I supplement with a protein booster? I am moving the horses' feed to plain whole oats because I know sooo many people whose horses do so well with them. I do need a fat supplement for the goats and horse though. Would corn oil work for both? I am feeding BOSS now but it's rediculously expensive and hard for my old geezer (the horse) to chew. What I REALLY want to know is what works really well for you guys. I know some things look really really good on paper but don't pan out in real life. I want my animals to look and feel good. I don't want them to look as cheap as their feed is... you know what I mean? Thanks so much in advance!