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How good is this hay for my goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Kaitie09, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    I've been feeding my goats this hay for about a month and just wondering if it is good at all?

    It is from my uncle's farm and he says it is a mix of Orchard grass and rye. There seems to be no weeds in it, just some rye tops. It has been stored in a barn since spring when the farmer that leases cuts it. The farmer cuts before he plants corn, and my uncle gets the hay.

    He feeds it to his horses and they are all fine, I just don't know if the same would be good for goats. I was originally paying $4-5 per bale for alphalfa, but this is free and I can take as much as I want. The bales are about 50lbs and the goats are going through half a bale a week free fed.

  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    It should be just fine for them. Not sure on the rye but I know horses have more issues with hay usually then goats do.

    Goats can have a bit of bad hay like cows can but horses can't.

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