Goat Shed Bedding???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by KadeSilkies21, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. KadeSilkies21

    KadeSilkies21 Chirping

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    We are putting the finishing touches on our goat shed/shelter now and I was wondering what bedding we should use? I was thinking about straw/hay but then i thought they may eat it. What would be easiest to clean and cheap?
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    They will probably eat at least some of whatever you put in there, straw/hay is least harmful IMO... we just got 2 and prepped their shelter with a nice thick bedding of it... this is where they decided to sleep, lol..

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  3. KadeSilkies21

    KadeSilkies21 Chirping

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    So would my best bet be to fill the floor with hay and straw and see where they'll sleep? I guess all goats are different!
     
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    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    Yep, that sounds like a plan... prep fully for them, then see how it goes... we think they want all the comforts, but some just prefer to 'rough it', lol...
     
  5. Fields Mountain Farm

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    Hey...Yes they'll have different preferences, some even prefer to sleep up off the ground on benches,so to speak. Most of the time it depends on the weather. Straw is good especially in winter, it produces heat, in summer it can make them to warm but they may move into it if the early morning air is cool or damp.
    It does require cleaning out often and I put lime on the ground after cleaning all the straw out, let it sit a few minutes, rake into the ground, add straw. The lime helps with oder, bacteria, and some pests. Hope it help you with your decisions. And yep, they'll sleep where they want either way.:lau
     
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  6. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    I wouldn't use hay. They would end up eating it and if it gets moldy and they eat it they can get listeriosis and a host of other ailments.
     
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    I should've thought to mention that...Glad you covered it!:)
     

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