Help my goat ate...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by PotterWatch, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    two pieces of gelt! You know, the chocolate coins that are covered in foil... she apparently ate two small ones, foil and all. I'm worried about the foil being sharp and cutting something inside. Anyone have a goat eat something like that? I don't imagine there is anything I can do, but I am worried about it.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008

  2. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

    Aug 6, 2008
    Snead, Alabama
    Hope they are ok! I don't have goats now but as we grew up we had a Billy at our place that liked to eat bicycle streamers!!
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  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    I have not had goats eat that but I have had dogs get into them. They just poop out gold! [​IMG] Don't worry unless you see signs of intestinal cramping or something like that. 2 coins should not do anything. That foil wrapping is not that hard to cut them but just watch her.
  4. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I would think she'll be ok.

    If she were here, I would increase her roughage for the next 48 hrs with:

    beet pulp (shredded)
    psyllium (like Sand Clear)
    or just lots of extra high fiber hay (orchard, fescue, timothy)

    You're gonna have golden goat berries! Perfect for jewelry making [​IMG]

  5. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Someone on another site had a goat eat Hersheys kisses and they did fine...just silver berries later. Yep just let her eat all teh hay she can and it will push it thru...
  6. dickiebird

    dickiebird In the Brooder

    Dec 20, 2007
    Cedar Hill MO
    They eat cans, don't they? This too shall pass.
  7. ametauss

    ametauss Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Shepherdsville, KY
    I have never seen a goat eat cans....

    I've had them eat the feed bags made of paper and a few cardboard boxes got nibbled on.... For the most part they are VERY picky eaters....

    If I spill their food on the ground they leave it there for the chickens.... Once the hay hits the ground it's bedding material....

    I wouldn't worry about the candy.... just watch for gold poop to know it's all over with...


  8. annmarie

    annmarie Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Half dollars or dimes? [​IMG]
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing 9 Years

    Oct 16, 2008
    Quote:Ditto.. the mythe about them eating cans comes from the goat picking up a can and licking out what is left in the can.. my dogs do this also..

    BTW if you have cattle.. did you ever notice that they won't eat the grass that is growing out of a cow pie?

  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Ya'll have eased my mind about the gelt. I will keep watch out for golden poop, lol. Thanks!

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