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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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.
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.
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.
Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats,
Nubian and Mini-Nubian goats,
and Dairy sheep.