help- goats ate rhubarb

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Chi Chi, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Chi Chi

    Chi Chi New Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    MY DH ran in and said that the goats got into the fenced in garden area and got into the rhubarb. Two of the goats ate some leaves before he got to them. What steps do I need to take now?
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    As long as they don't show any signs of being sick don't worry. I had a goat that loved to eat wild rubarb leaves. It's when they eat LOTS of them that it's an issue. If they do start to act off give Activated charcoal.

  3. Chi Chi

    Chi Chi New Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    I don't have any activated charcoal on hand- it's due wouldn't you know with my next order. Can I use I use Charcoal from the store and crush it up? Would I mix it with water? How much would I use?
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    mine tear rhubarb from our garden when they get out, I've never had one actually get sick from it. just keep an eye on them
  5. Chi Chi

    Chi Chi New Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    Thanks! I am worried sick about them. :( They seem fine right now.
  6. Mully

    Mully New Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Not to worry...they did not eat that much and a little might be good for them. Just keep an eye on them.