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Old 06-09-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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can anyone give me a list of plants, fruits, and vegetables they can eat?



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Old 06-09-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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Depending on what area you live in is a precursor to what plants they should not have. Rhodedendron and Azeala are the biggest no-no's Laurel is among them as well.

http://kinne.net/poi-list.htm

This link has a great poisonous plant list.

As far as fruits and veggies, try giving them just abouit anything you would eat...be mindful though that if you give them ANY pitted fruits..cherry, plums, peaches etc there MUST NOT be any leaves on them and to be even more cautious remove the pits. Some goats will only eat certain things ...mine love bannana peels more than the banana...when giving any fruit with a peel, be sure to wash them first, no need to have them eat any pesticide residue.



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I use this list...

http://fiascofarm.com/goats/poisonousplants.htm

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Default Re: what kinda of plants , fruits, and vegetables can goats eat?

yup checking poisonous plant lists is important.

The love all sorts of veggies and fruits.

I give mine all sorts of peels from cucumber to oranges the only thing thye dont seem to like is Potatoe skins

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Luna eats lemons and grapefruit whole. She looks like a kid with the juice runin down her chin

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Stacey next time you boil potatoes with the skins on, try giving them the cooked tater skins...mine inhale them cooked, but won't touch them raw.

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Will they eat zucchini????? How much would be too much????? I have pounds and pounds of it!

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Yep, mine love squash. Just remember that the key is in moderation, so don't give the a whole lot at a time.

I don't feed mine tomato or potato plants, as they are from the nightshade family, but they love to eat the actual tomatoes and potatoes. Other than that mine eat pretty much anything else out of the garden.

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Mine LOVE strawberry tops. I give them everything - watermellon rinds, cantalope rinds, strawberry tops, carrot peels, zuchini and squash.

The only thing I didn't give them because I wasn't sure was pineapple and kiwi peels.

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Mine LOVE pineapple but not one will touch a carrot! And K-Ro has a great point..in moderation as treats, too much will give them runny poop



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