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Old 10-22-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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Are all sun flower seeds good for goats and do they all have selenium? I have no idea what we grow in our garden they are white with black stripes(the shells) and I thought about giving some to the goats. What ever mom isn't going to keep and eat will go to the goats but I want to make sure they are good for them and maybe next year I will plant more as long as they are good for them. Also what about pumpkin seeds now that its pumpkin time



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Old 10-22-2010, 02:44 AM   #2
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Not sure about the striped sunflower seeds but I can say that mine literally inhale pumpkin! I quarter a few smaller ones and they go to town...seeds and all!



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Old 10-22-2010, 12:17 PM   #3
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Wow......never thought about giving them pumpkin.....what about butternut squash? I have lots!

My boys are so deprived.....I never try new things with them, so afraid I'll upset their systems.

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Old 10-22-2010, 09:45 PM   #4
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Mine like acorn squash too...as well as zucchini. I don't give them a bunch at once, just a bit to try, if they won't eat it I pitch it.

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Old 10-23-2010, 12:57 AM   #5
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I know black oil sunflower seeds are good for goats. They are high in protien and make the coats shiny and healthy looking. I also know they like sunflower plants as well.

But be cautioned... it is always a good idea to introduce a new food slowly because goats get the "runs" real easy. I have heard they like pumpkin seeds too. I know they also like watermellon...seeds and all.

I would try striped sunflower sedds on my goats if they weren't too fat now.

Mine are on a strict hay diet.

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I try everything on my goats. Any produce I wont eat, they get.

Peaches, Pears, Apples, Watermelon Seeds, yogurt, pineapple. The all time favorite was Saltine Crackers, lol

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I give mine sunflower seeds mixed in with other supplements once a week. They enjoy them very much and it is really good for their coats.

We also give them raw pumpkin seeds as they can help as a natural wormer. I was researching if the squash seeds have that same quality and couldn't find a definitive answer.

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one of my two does loved over-ripe cucumbers the other would touch them. they both like raisins and i use them to as treats when teaching/training them. my sunflower seeds are black and white striped too. i've also been thinking of growing them for their feed.

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I have tried the black sunflower seeds... as per Molly of Fias Co Farm... and my older yearling loves them. The youngster will eat a very small handful..then quit.

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:47 AM   #10
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The black oil sunflower seeds are just a variety that is used to make sunflower oil and is also a popular bird seed for wild birds. It is very rich in nutritious oils that are good for putting on weight, and making coats glossy. Just a little goes a long way -- think of it as a supplement. They also do have a good amount of protein. Again, think of it as a supplement.

Goats can eat any type of sunflower seeds -- the black oil type just has more oil in it.



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