Baking soda for sheep?

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by Iceblink, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Iceblink

    Iceblink New Member

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    Dec 5, 2008
    I have been reading in the vet section here how some people offer their goats free choice baking soda. Should I do that for my little sheep? I do offer them loose sheep minerals, but I move their pen every day and the new pasture is pretty lush. They have both had their first overeating vaccine, but should they have baking soda or tums or something like that to help prevent bloat?

    Also, how do you all keep your minerals/feed/other supplements dry when they are out and about? Or do you only offer them inside?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I only offer my goats their minerals inside their barn but in high humidity they still get wet and look like wet sand. Goats still eat it though.

    Dont know about sheep's needs - will let someone else answer that
     

  3. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Honestly I have baking soda out at all times - but don't know if the sheep get into it or not. The minerals are completely different for sheep and goats.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    it says yes ...in this link below...it's good for sheep... :wink: :greengrin:

    Stacey had posted prior....about homesteadingtoday in your other post.. when you were asking for a good sheep site..... :wink: :greengrin:
    http://homesteadingtoday.com/showthread.php?t=56906
     
  5. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Yep, baking soda is good for sheep as well. :wink: