Lilacs - poisonous or not

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Rose, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Rose

    Rose New Member

    1,004
    0
    0
    Our little bottle buckling is getting more brave as he wanders around the yard. The perimeter has a few lilacs. I know they are on the poisonous plants list on fiascofarm.com. However, as we all know there are some things on that list (and other lists) that are not a problem.

    Anyone know for SURE about lilacs?
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

    9,442
    1
    0

  3. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels New Member

    291
    0
    0
    I only know that my adult does have eaten lilacs before(much to my mothers chagrin) and were fine.

    Now with kids we have to be a bit more careful because they do not have the sense of proportion that adult goats have....its possible that he may find he likes them and eat more than is good for him at one time. I guess I'd probably just watch that he didn't eat a *lot*.
     
  4. Rose

    Rose New Member

    1,004
    0
    0
    I think I'll trim them this morning. :biggrin
     
  5. homeacremom

    homeacremom New Member

    743
    0
    0
    Twice now I've had neighbor kids pick a few lilac leaves and feed them to the does through the fence. Diarrhea each time. I'd suggest you be watchful if they do have access to lilacs.
    Now I know somebody around here that lets their old favorite doe wander around the yard eating the azaleas. Doesn't seem to hurt her. :???