Treats

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by Itchysmom, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Itchysmom

    Itchysmom New Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Washington
    When I get my new doe and her buckling home, I want to sit in thier pen so they get used to me and hopefully become friendlier!

    So....what I would like to know is what kind of treats do you all give your goats? I know each goat is different..like horses. I have one horse that will eat anything you have, another who only eats carrots and another who only eats apples!

    List your treats!
     
  2. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Grain
    carrots
    Apples
    goat treats
    bread
    popcorn
    cookies
    candy when they steal it from me
     

  3. WarPony

    WarPony New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    Michigan
    so far just stale cereal. froot loops, actually. lol.
     
  4. DebMc

    DebMc Member

    845
    Dec 10, 2009
    unsalted peanuts in the shell

    My goaties will do just about anything to earn one.

    Deb Mc
     
  5. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    Fig Newtons... they LOVE them
    Trix,
    Cheerios
    pancakes
    cornbread
    peanuts
    popcorn
    apples (cut up)
    some like carrots but most of mine don't
    bananas with the peel on
     
  6. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    carrots are my goats' favs, along with apples :)
     
  7. nutmegfarm

    nutmegfarm New Member

    543
    Dec 22, 2009
    NE Ohio
    potato chips (dill pickle flavored only for the Saanens)
    soft peppermints
    pretzels
    oyster crackers
    licorice
    any type of granola bar(they're always stealing my breakfast!!)
    pita bread (they steal gyros from fair-goers)/hot dog buns
    cheese pizza crust

    They're rather silly ladies I have to admit :ROFL:
     
  8. farmgirl42

    farmgirl42 New Member

    640
    Jan 2, 2010
    Eastern Ohio
    Meagan - why "dill pickle flavored only for the Saanens"?
     
  9. Itchysmom

    Itchysmom New Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Washington
    HA! There are some silly goats out there! Apparently some crave some odd foods...pickled flavored potatoe chips...that's a good one! Wonder if my Sanaans will like those too?
     
  10. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Among all mentioned...well, except carrots....JELLYBEANS!!
     
  11. mikenandrea

    mikenandrea New Member

    89
    Oct 21, 2009
    Mine love to eat our stale corn chips :)
     
  12. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    I don't give treats too often...but here is what they like:

    -Banana peels
    -Just about any kind of cookie...Delilah is the only one that likes the peanut butter kind though
    -Raisins
    -Any kind of corn...whole, cracked, fritos...LOL
    -Any kind of bread or buns
     
  13. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 New Member

    925
    Nov 11, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Manna Pro Goat treats-licorice flavor. Suppsoedly good for the rumen and they go crazy for them. You can get them at Tractor Supply...
     
  14. Itchysmom

    Itchysmom New Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Washington
    I will have to look at the feed store the next itme I go to town. We do not have a TS here :(

    Jellybeans..love it!
     
  15. nutmegfarm

    nutmegfarm New Member

    543
    Dec 22, 2009
    NE Ohio
    I have no clue...during a show, we had some down-time between saanens and the best doe in show line-up, so my friends had some chips while I was waiting with my saanen for the line-up, I had a little bag of cheddar and one of my friends had dill pickle, so we experimented, bought a whole bunch of different kinds, and most of the saanens would only eat the dill pickle flavored ones!! :ROFL: I still have NO CLUE why, but that's the only kind they'll eat...they are very odd ladies indeed!! If it helps the munchies like anything cheddar flavored, but prefer Cheetos :slapfloor:
     
  16. Rogersfarm

    Rogersfarm Member

    316
    Jan 24, 2010
    Southeast Texas
    Ours love the Manno Pro treats from TSC also.

    Tortillas are great. They love em.
    Raisins too.

    Had a couple blueberry muffins this morning!


    Probably their favorite is tree branches. Cut a couple low hanging branches from the woods and watch your goats meet you at the gate as you drag them in.
     
  17. Itchysmom

    Itchysmom New Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Washington
    I guess goats Will eat just about anything! Thank you all for your suggestions!

    I remember now that my neighbor back in CA had a goat and she loveed the tree trimmings from her Mulberry tree!
     
  18. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    Animal crackers. Occasionally one will like a horse treat-the mint flavored ones. But shake that animal cracker jar and the whole herd comes to the gate ;-).
     
  19. JenAndNick

    JenAndNick New Member

    6
    Dec 29, 2010
    St. Johns, Michigan
    Our baby Peetri LOVES those cheese peanut butter crack, Keebler or Frito Lay...and Ritz too! I cut up apples, mix scraps from making salad, like broccoli stems and stuff and raisins and give him about a handful a day. Oh, and yogurt covered raisins too! Are there any treats that aren't good to give them?