Goat minerals

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Flycropper, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Flycropper

    Flycropper Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Recenlty, I have had to relocate a couple of Nigerian Dwarf goats to my chicken run temporarily. The goats eat their morning feed and leave nothing so, I'm not worried about chickens eating their feed. The goats do not have access to the chicken feeders.

    I am wondering about using loose goat minerals. The chickens don't mess with the block minerals but the goats have a hard time eating it. What is the risk to the chickens if I have free choice loose goat minerals and the chickens eat some?
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  2. ()relics

    ()relics horse/dog shrink

    Jan 4, 2009
    I use a block mineral from Sweetlix sp. made specifically for goats. They don't seem to have any problems eating it and it draws their attention away from being naughty...after the block becomes too small I throw it to the chickens and they finish it.
  3. Renegade

    Renegade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2007
    Griffin, GA
    I use loose goat minerals with my boer goats. I noticed during the summer the chickens were eating the minerals. Hasn't seemed to effect them at all.

  4. CAjerseychick

    CAjerseychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2012
    Northern California!
    Is anyone concerned about the amount of Copper in the loose minerals (am in the same exact situation nigerian dwarf babies in the coop/run area)....?
    Just wondering if any one knows, we just have 14 chickens so not sure how big the other OP's Flocks are.....(It might make a difference for 40 birds to finish up some goat mineral vs 14 , etc...)....

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