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Old 08-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default What garden veggies can goats eat

Is there any veggies that goats shouldn't eat,or the plants themselves? I have stuff coming from my garden and was wondering what they can eat. I have cucumbers,squash,tomatoes,corn stalks,grapes,cabbage,and carrots. Is there anything as far as garden produce that they shouldn't have?

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Old 08-05-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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I give mine, tomatoes, corn stalks and that is about all they will eat.



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Old 08-05-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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Our goats love the corn stalks and husks, carrots(tops and bottoms) watermelon and cantalope. They love grape leaves, and cabbage. They dont care much for tomatoes or hot peppers, lol, but they like the bell peppers. But every time my young doelings escape into my garden on me the first thing they eat are the weeds and leave everything else.

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Mine love the green bean plants, the green pepper plants, watermellons and of course the weeds.

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Mine really seemed to like the watermelon plants and the crowder pea plants!

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I think you are supposed to avoid the brassica family, at least while they are bred or just before breeding. The brassicas interfere with iodine absorption and you end up with kids with no hair and goiters. Kaye gave Jennie a list... I'll see if I can find it.

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I would not give any Rhubarb leaves.

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Thanks guys. I am not giving alot of anything just as a treat and wanted to know if they had sense enough to not eat anything that wasn't good for them. Would love to see a list of things though.

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:38 PM   #9
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Mine love french fries dipped in ketchup. Does that count?

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:45 PM   #10
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NO NO to rubarb leaves tis posion ask me how I know (Killed all my rabbits)



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