Can 4 week old eat lettuce?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by CodyAcres, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. CodyAcres

    CodyAcres New Member

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    Feb 21, 2009
    Rural Oklahoma
    I dropped a piece of lettuce on the floor, about 5x5 inches, and my little 4 week old boer gobbled it right up. That is the first thing I've seen him eat and not spit back out.

    Is that OK for him to eat lettuce? Is his rumen working enough, and can I give him some more?

    Jamie
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The lettuce won't hurt him....actually if babies are with their moms they are nibbling at hay by the time they are a week or so old. Just not too much lettuce, it's 98% water and can cause loose stools.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Yes you can let him eat lettuce