Donkeys and goat minerals?

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by NigerianDwarfOwner707, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Have a friend who has donkeys and goats together. Can donkeys eat goat minerals? Or is a general all purpose mineral for all livestock a safer bet? Thanks!!
     
  2. Dayna

    Dayna Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Pahoa Hawaii
    Donkeys can NOT eat goat minerals. There is way too much iron, copper, etc in goat minerals. I don't even allow my donkeys the red salt blocks for horses, too much iron for donkeys.

    My donkeys get free choice
    white salt, and california trace mineral pellets, measured out, in their feed daily.
     
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  3. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Found a mineral safe for equines/donkeys and while it is awful for goats because it has barely any minerals in it, it’s better than nothing.
     
  4. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Maybe she could have a "creep feeder" of sorts with goat mineral inside? Just something that limits access by height in one corner of the shelter or pen.
     
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  5. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Great idea!!