Can goats eat stones?

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

  1. Fhazoo

    Fhazoo New Member

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    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
    Massachusetts
    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
    NJ
    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
    welcome...Fhazoo...to TGS ...so glad.... you are here... :wave:

    It is a myth... about "goats eat anything" ....it was always said ...that goat's ...eat 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 Active 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: