Type of hay you feed your goats...

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Kfin, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Kfin

    Kfin New Member

    347
    Jun 23, 2010
    Canyon, TX
    I am going to get some hay this afternoon and wanted to find out what everyone uses and how they like it.
    I am currently feeding free choice Coastal and Alfalfa twice a day.
    I plan on keeping the alfalfa, but was thinking of trying a cheaper free choice hay if I could. Any suggestions?
     
  2. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    I feed mainly alfalfa but I do mix in some 3 way on occasion.
     

  3. imaginationacres

    imaginationacres New Member

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    Sep 27, 2009
    Virginia
    I also feed a little alfalfa, the goats love it!

    The majority of what I feed is a timothy orchard mix, the goats seem to do very well on it.
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I feed alfalfa as well as a stemmy clover mix...also have a few bales of mixed grass.
     
  5. The1moe

    The1moe New Member

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    Oct 26, 2010
    I usually change it around for them, tifton, coastal, peanut... trying something new now, called grass and weeds... looks pretty good with a lot of leafy weeds along with the normal grasses... they really like it....
     
  6. Kfin

    Kfin New Member

    347
    Jun 23, 2010
    Canyon, TX
    Ok thanks, I decided to try something new this time too. I am going with alfalfa/blue stem mix. I like the looks of it to. We will see how they like it.
     
  7. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    I'm feeding a mixed grass hay. So far they seem to be doing well on it.