Rice

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by StaceyRosado, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    My mom volunteers at this missionary home place in their food room. She called me and asked if I wanted rice for the goats. It is not cooked just raw. I said bring it home and I will see if they like it.

    I want to know if you can feed rice to goats.
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Rice is a grain so I don't see where it would hurt them....but DO NOT give it to them "raw"....it must be cooked or it will swell up in their bellies...your chickens and dog (s) would enjoy it more than the goats will.
     

  3. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    My dogs LOVE rice! When ever we have extras they get it! Also when dogs have diahreah, you can give them plain white rice and boiled skinless / boneless chicken breast to get their tummy better!

    Good luck - let me know what the goaties think!
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    there is no way I am cooking up rice just to feed it to my goats. I will have ot feed it to the checkens then
     
  5. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    I heard recently that the "swelling up in the stomache" was proved wrong...but I can't remember were I saw that. I have fed cooked rice to all my animals (Hubby's assist. sends him home with food all the time), they love it. You could probably just put it in some hot water and let it set for awhile, doubt if the goats care if it's a little chewy.
     
  6. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Di....thanks for that bit of info! I do remember my mom having a surplus of rice and she would dump 5# sacks in a 5 gallon bucket and pour 2 gallons of hot water on it...she would use it the next morning for the chickens and ducks...Stacey, I'm sure this would work for your critters and you wouldn't need to cook it...just add hot water and plan to use it the next morning. Goats just might enjoy it better that way too as opposed to being mushy :greengrin:
     
  7. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    WOW guys, I have never thought of giving rice to any animal. Has anyone here ever done it? Is it good to help put weight on?
     
  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Actually if you think of it, rice has a lot of different good things in it and added to it...I do know it is rich in thiamine, iron and niacin as well as folate...and it's gentle on upset bellies as well as it is very often used as the first "solid" food for human babies because it is less likely to cause an allrgic reaction or upset tummy. Most white rice bought in stores s enriched with the above vitamins. :)
     
  9. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    When I"m weaning puppies, I make a mixture of cooked rice, olive oil, and eggs (I mix the eggs into the hot rice and nuke it just enough to cook the eggs), mixed up and served warm. Pups love it. I think if I were getting free rice, I'd put the rice in a bucket and pour hot water over it (2 parts water to 1 part rice), if I wanted to add calories, I'd add some cooking oil of some kind (I noticed that the cost of corn oil is rising). Then just before I "served" it I'd throw in whatever left overs I had that are good for goats. I'll bet the goats would love it.
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    well there is like 25# worth or rice now sitting outside the goat fence. I will talk to my mom about the swelling possibility and what she thinks I am just not to keen on doing extra work when I have been SO BUSY lately.