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If I might be more specific, I'm interested in the calorie intake of a packgoat. But I'm happy with just some calories necessary for a general goat, so long as its estimated body weight is also given.

I've been having trouble finding the specific calorie count for raising goats.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because animal husbandry is not a covered topic in Biology.SE. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Feb 4 '18 at 21:49
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    $\begingroup$ I raised goats for close to two decades. This is not difficult to research. What did you find when you tried? The answer varies by age, lactation status, sex, quality of the protein, whether the goats are free ranging or penned all the time (poor babies), activity level, etc. Please don't expect to get the authoritative answer here. Read a book or two or a few dozen articles online on how to raise goats. And please, for the goat's well-being, do not own only one goat. That's just cruel unless you also own llamas, etc. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Feb 4 '18 at 21:51
  • $\begingroup$ I'm curious. Is there any question that can be asked, which can't be answered by dozens of articles and books? If so, I don't think anyone here would be able to answer it. $\endgroup$ – Johnny Feb 5 '18 at 7:20
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    $\begingroup$ Johnny, @anongoodnurse is only trying to help. She is most indulgent to posts that I personally would immediately vote to close. If you wish clarification of the procedures of this site, I suggest you read How do I ask a good question?, especially the section entitled “Search and Research”. $\endgroup$ – David Feb 5 '18 at 12:04
  • $\begingroup$ @David - Thank you! A bright spot in my day. :) $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Feb 6 '18 at 0:58