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Hey! Can goats eat apples??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kkm, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. kkm

    kkm In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2008
    Shawnee, OK.
    I had some scraps and thought it might be a treat for them, but then I remembered the seeds have cyanide in them! :eek:

  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Not can they eat em - how FAST can they eat em?

    Mine ate apples all the time through the end of summer when my tree was full. I've some saved up, he got a couple today.
  3. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    They can have the apples if they like them but the seeds arent good for them as they can get posionous to their system. Mine dont care for them at all.
  4. Yes, and the whole apple tree too boot!
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Goats love apple, but if fed a whole bucket of them in one sitting, you risk them fermenting in the digestive system and causing bloat, just like overfeeding grain will do.

    In order to harm a goat they would have to eat 5 pounds of apple seed.
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    I never died from eating the seeds lol you need to eat a lot for there to be any harm...horses would be falling dead from the begining of time if that was the case (since if ahorse is offered an apple whole the WHOLE thing goes down the gullet lol)!

    Goats love apples and it's funny watching them work on a whole one [​IMG]
  7. ametauss

    ametauss Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Shepherdsville, KY
    Mine got lots of crab apples... of course they had to fight the chickens for them....

    They like bananas too.. at least my pygmies do....


  8. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    During fall my goats keep the ground clear of all fallen apples. The bigger goats bite the apples in half and the smaller goats follow behind and eat the dropped half pieces.
    When I hand feed them apples I quarter them and remove the core and seeds.
    Mine haven't had any digestive problems from them either way. Like anything else, use them in moderation.
  9. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    my goats love apples! We usually slice them so everyone gets a fair share!!!!
  10. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    we have goats next door to us and my kids love going to the apple trees loading up on apples and feeding the goats. The goat love them

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