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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Brittany Dodge, Aug 11, 2020.
Can goats eat small animal hay?
Do you mean the compressed bales like a tsc? What is the mix?
No, like hay from tsc that is for rabbits? See pic
There is no pic. .
They might eat it but maybe not. Mine do not like the short of the rabbit stuff. I have fed that in a pinch and most was just wasted. Same goes for the compressed bales... too much dust. Even the rabbits do not like it here.
I dont see why not but I would worry that the smaller pieces could cause them to choke
if its simple grass hay there is no reason they couldn't eat it but it would not be cost effective.
Sorry about that, thought the pic uploaded. New this lol ♀️
At this point I’m just trying to find something they will eat in preparation for winter. I’ve tried two different alfalfa mixes and they won’t touch it
Is this just a one time thing? If so, yes.
But if you are planning on doing this all the time, you will just be wasting money
Great advice already, but I will say that my does love a little treat of that kind of hay we buy for my sister's guinea pig. They love it and lick up every last bit of it. Basically I'm just saying it wouldn't hurt them to eat it, but it sure would be expensive to feed a goat on. Goats also need long stem forage and sometimes those bags have pretty small pieces.
You need to find farmers in your area that sell hay. Buying directly from the hay farmer is the cheapest.
Depends on how long the stems are.
Too short and chopped is not good.
Plus, why feed small animal hay? They go through a lot, you’d be buying a ton of those small bags!!
But to answer your question, yes they can eat it. From your other post I see that you have two goats right?