What Animals Really Eat Stickers?!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mandylovespets, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. mandylovespets

    mandylovespets Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked people everywhere how I can get rid of my stickers in my backyard, not just the weeds but the actual stickers laying all over the ground too... A few people told me that ducks might, they don't! [​IMG] A few people told me that chickens will eat anything even stickers, they don't!!! [​IMG] I want to know what animal will really eat those prickly pests so they never come back lol! [​IMG]
     
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Goats or pigs. They even eat blackberry bushes and poison oak!
     
  3. mandylovespets

    mandylovespets Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Cool I have wanted a goat for so long! Does that include any breed? What is the smallest breed of goat out there? Only because my yard isn't very big....
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    There are pygmy goats. Might be perfect for you. I believe you can milk them, too.

    Try this or this or this .
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    My "stickers" do you mean thistle, prickles or blackberries?

    I use a combo of pigs and goats to do most the hard work around here. Goats pull it down, pigs stomp it and dig out the roots.
     
  6. summerwindsfarm

    summerwindsfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I originally got my pygmy goats to eat weeds and brush. All they ever ate was the horses hay and spilled grain! My nubians eat brush pretty well. You can get minature sized goats of most of the common breeds like nubians and alpines, etc.
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I say pigs, our goats dont really care for brush or anything, they like weeds and garden flowers. Like greyfeilds said the pigs with stomp it down and up root it so it wont come back.
     
  8. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was in Zimbabwe I was amazed at the thorns rhinos would eat. Get yourself a couple rhinos, and I bet you'll never worry about stickers again.
     
  9. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some but not all goats will eat them. I have a theory that goats are as picky and have as varied tastes as people.
     
  10. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 Nigerian dwarf goats, 3 does and 2 wethers.(fixed males) They are wonderfully sweet and smart. They eat just about anything, poison ivy,kudzoo, tall weeds, and thorny brambles.They come in a variety off colors. Wethers are usually pretty cheap if you dont want to bred them or milk the does.
     

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