shrubs/plants to plant around goat pen

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by jefner, May 6, 2010.

  1. jefner

    jefner New Member

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    Sep 13, 2009
    western washington
    What would be good to plant along the fence line. My plan is for the plants/shrubs to be basically out of reach, but you know how those goatie lips are so agile. ;)

    I am also trying to be on the cheap and use excess of what I have around the yard already.. I have a ton of old fashioned lilacs. Now, are these toxic? or just the flowers? or what.. I also have vine maples, some cedars, phlox, day lilies, lavender...

    any input is much appreciated! :)
     
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    I have multiple lilacs around our pens, goats love them, none have gotten sick...though i try to keep them out of the trees!
    I have have spruce tree saplings, wild iris, and snapdragons in the flower beds in front of the pens.
     

  3. jefner

    jefner New Member

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    Sep 13, 2009
    western washington
    ok--good to hear! Thank you.. :) I love lilacs and I have all sorts of extra little starts. :)