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Old 01-02-2009, 02:02 AM   #1
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Can goats eat Brussel Sprouts and the branch they are attached to?


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Old 01-02-2009, 03:14 AM   #2
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I have fed it to them before --- but they weren't to keen on them, I dont blame them BLECK!


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Old 08-01-2016, 11:19 PM   #3
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Hello! Im a new goat owner of two Nigerian Dwarf goats.
This afternoon while preparing some fresh Brussel sprouts, I put aside some leafs from the sprout and offered them to the goats. The female ate one and walked away, lol. The wether, on the other hand, took great pleasure in consuming what I offered him. I guess goats have personal preferences like we do.
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Welcome to TGS!
Your doe is smart I wouldnt eat them either.
Remember just a little, you don't want to overdo it.
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Mine love broccoli stems. We haven't tried brussels...
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They likely won't eat the stem, but you can try. I LOVE brussel sprouts and the goats don't mind cleaning them up off the stems either!

Of course, all new foods in moderation. Don't go dumping 10lbs of sprouts in the pen.
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Mine love them! But I only give as a treat in the fall since I know they can cause gas in humans....so maybe bloat in a goat?
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Our goats got into my garden this year. Nary a Brussel Sprout survived..... and nary a sign of bloat....

Sigh... it was going to be a decent harvest.... pregoat.
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:20 AM   #9
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Wished I knew this when I was young, I would have got goats much sooner
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I chop them up a little if they're too big. Don't goats have little mouths for their size?!?

Mine get every kitchen scrap I can save for them except animal products, chocolate, avocado & the green parts of potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants & peppers.

Beans & cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccolli & brussels sprouts give us gas because they have a sort of sugar molecule or something that we can't digest. Bacteria in our intestines, however, can digest it. Those bacteria then produce the gas. Beano pills give us the enzyme we lack so we can digest that substance instead of feeding the gas producing bacteria.

Since goats have such amazing digestive systems I'm betting they'd be able to handle it fine.


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