whole barley

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by AlaskaBoers, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    do you feed whole barley to your goats? I can get a great deal splitting a couple tons and my does need to put on weight I think.
  2. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon

  3. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    We feed all of our goats a mix of oats and barley at a ratio of 2:1(oats:barley) and it works great. When my brother had meat goats he always gave it to mothers who were having a hard time keeping weight on while feeding their babies. For the dairy goats it works great for everybody: milkers, kids, dry yearlings(they get fat on it, so they aren't fed grain) wethers and bucks.
  4. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    My goats LOVE barley and I'm using it for about 25% of their grain ration. If you can get a good deal on it, take it! You won't regret it :)
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yes... you can feed that...they make... cob... out of corn ...oats and barley.... :wink: Just like anything else ...start out slowly..... :wink: :thumb: