Can goats eat stones?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Fhazoo, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Fhazoo

    Fhazoo Guest

    Sep 7, 2009
    Hello- My young daughter may have fed some gravel to the goat. I don't know how he's doing yet but will he be okay :help: ?
    I'm worried!
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    It isn't good for them to eat stones. I would guess your daughter offered the stones and the goat moved them around in her hand, but didn't eat them. I wouldn't worry to much about it. :)

    Oh and by the way, Welcome to The Goat Spot! :wave:

  3. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I'm sure he'll be ok. Just keep a close eye on him for any weird behavior...just want to make sure nothing got blocked, etc.

    Oh...and welcome to TGS!! :wave:
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    I have seen goats nibble at sand and eat it from time to time but never large stones so I would be more inclined like Ashley said that the goat didn't actually swallow the stones. Goats will nibble on just about anything you hand feed them ---but they are picky about what they eat
  5. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Yep they already said it.

    I just wanted to welcome you here also. Tell us a little bout yourself and your goats. We love pictures. :love:
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California TGS glad.... you are here... :wave:

    It is a myth... about "goats eat anything" was always said ...that goat's bottle caps...LOL......but in reality ....they don't... they may.. fumble it around... in their mouth...then spit it out.....No worries.....goats are really smart.... :wink:
  7. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Welcome.....and yep, as the others said, unlikely that he ate them.
  8. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Welcome!! :wave: I'd have to say that I'd assume he didn't eat them. :wink: