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Hi, guys! I was wondering...
Whenever I give our goats kelp, the gulp it all down in less than 10 minutes, and we have 3 mineral feeders, and only 6 goats(2 not interested in kelp that much, so that's 4)! I was wondering if they are deficient, eating too much kelp, or if it is an alright thing. Everyone has bright pink gums and eyelids and they are worm-free. 2 are fiber goat females, 1 is a fiber wether, and the other of the four kelp-lovers is a pregnant (supposedly) Nigerian Dwarf doe.
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They just need it. They can't over eat it as it just contains trace minerals. If you keep it out on a regular basis, they ill slow down on it after a while.
 

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Thank goodness! I was really worried they would over dose on the kelp. And it's not possible for them to over eat free choice minerals either?
 

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Not really. This time of year my goats always act like they are starving for everything. Part of getting stocked up for winter I think.
 

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Thanks, goathiker! Yeah, our goats are really beating on the mineral lick right now.
We get our kelp from The Holistic Horse (theholisitichorse.com). You can find it in the Poultry section as pure kelp and in Horse as 80% sea salt and 20% kelp.
 

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Thanks, goathiker! Yeah, our goats are really beating on the mineral lick right now.
We get our kelp from The Holistic Horse (theholisitichorse.com). You can find it in the Poultry section as pure kelp and in Horse as 80% sea salt and 20% kelp.
Tw i try to have a wide variety of musthaves an gotta gets for my newbibore crew.
 

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It's amazing how every time I have a question, someone else kindly starts a thread for just that! :lol:
I was just wondering that today! My goats were gobbling the kelp today!
 

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Since I do live on the coast and take my goats to the beach...I know, I'm weird...Anyway, they eat bucket loads of kelp and sea lettuce, and crab shells, while we are down there. It can't really be anything but good for them.

I get mine at the feed store in 50lb bags.
 

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Give it as 'limited free choice'. So put a certain amount out every evening/morning. Soon they should slow down eating it. But you don't want them to eat a large amount at one time, as they cannot absorb all of it...and they waste it.
 
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