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Comments On - Feeding Goats


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Sarah, Marathon, ON
Posted: 4/19/2014 12:17:16 PM
Sorry, I don't know where you have gotten your information that cabbage is poisonous to goats? Mine are eating cabbage, carrot and potatoes as a supplement during the winter and I haven't had a single problem, please list your source as I am interested in finding out more
Mike, International
Posted: 12/9/2013 1:18:56 AM
If you feed more than just a little cabbage you may get goats that bloat as the gases we all get from cabbage will effect them too. I have had this happen so beware only feed your girls or guys a few leaves a day and that should be fine. Bread is a great treat but only fed as a treat than if one is off feed they may want bread which will start their appitie back up and it has sugar ans sodium so maybe is will do the trick . Thanks LISA
lisa, vader, WA
Posted: 10/31/2012 2:08:17 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 9/25/2012 7:55:40 AM
The caption under the photo of "cabbage" (looks more like kale to me), defines cabbage as a toxin to goats. However, the article clearly defines cabbage as a foodstuff that would merely give an off-taste to milk -- not as a toxin. FWIW, I've never heard of cabbage being toxic to goats, and I've read and re-read all the major goat keeping manuals.
Bonni, Appleton, WI
Posted: 9/8/2011 8:48:43 AM
Good info. I'd like to have some goats for the milk.
Chris, Kannapolis, NC
Posted: 9/1/2011 5:49:39 PM
You shouldn't overfeed alfalfa hay to any ruminants, big or small. If you are using a premixed ration it probably has some alfalfa in it already. Premixed rations are balanced as is and there is not really any need to suplement anything else. By adding things to the ration you can unbalance it and cause problems for your animals, like frothy bloat. Just use the mix as directed on the packaging and don't add anything else.
Chelsea, Baton Rouge, LA
Posted: 5/21/2011 12:04:29 PM
Wow! I thought goats could eat just about anything.
Bill, Newburgh, IN
Posted: 11/26/2010 6:48:07 PM
very informative information
Kristin, upper sandusky, OH
Posted: 11/19/2010 10:07:49 PM
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dan, d, CO
Posted: 6/15/2010 11:57:55 PM
we have learned that alfafa hay can be deadly to a goat, we had been adding alfafa hay to our nannies rations, one of the younger billys ate some and developed frothy bloat, we lost him in a matter of days, we also got a large vet. bill. So, now the only ones to get the alfafa is the milking does. The rest get prairie grass or brumda grass hay. We have learned that it is not worth taking the chance on feeding the alfafa.
robert, lebanon, OK
Posted: 6/13/2010 1:47:18 PM
I'm glad that this is mentioned about goats. Not only are they very picky eaters but rightly so. They are very susceptible to bloat and other adverse reactions to the wrong food. Ours won't touch anything that has been on the ground.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/19/2010 11:20:48 PM
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