whats the worst that will happen if goats eat chicken feed?

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  1. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my goats are eating it sometimes is it bad?
     
  2. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it medicated?
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:And how much? It has the wrong levels of some vitamins for goats, but as long as they are not gorging themselves on it often, they should be ok.
     
  4. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no its not medicated i dont no how often they eat it but they have alfalfa pellits and livestock feed and bermuda but what could happin if they were goarging on it?
     
  5. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it can cause bloat and therefore death.
     
  6. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cara is correct. I almost lost my wether a year ago because he ate some chicken food. I don't allow my goats in with the chickens anymore. Letting them eat any amount of chicken feed is just asking for trouble.
     
  7. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicken feed can be deadly to goats. I lost the best doe I ever owned, an outstanding milker and beautiful show doe, because she got into the chicken feed and I didn't find out until it was too late.
     
  8. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goats can die from eating too much of any grain.
    Aside from that there is nothing in my chicken feed that will hurt my goats. Our little rescue goat has been gobbling chicken feed with the chickens for months now.
     
  9. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would find any way possible to stop the goats. They are crafty things though aren't they. Have you tried using metal garbage cans to hold your chicken feed away from the goats?
     
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    When I got my two little LaManchas I was told to give them grass/hay and about one cup of Allgrain per goat/per day. I give them a little bit more of grain on these bitter sub-zero days but now after reading this I won't anymore. We put a large round bale of grass/hay inside their enclosure so they can have access to the middle of the bale during all this weather. I hope we are doing the right thing by them. I also carry fresh water to them daily since everything stays frozen.
     

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