will goats eat lilacs?

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  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are moving into a new place, and there is a lot of poison ivy along our perimeter line, but there are also lilacs. I was seriously considering borrowing a goat from a friend and setting up temporary pen to move along the fenceline, but I dont want them to eat the lilacs that are intermingled. Will the goaties eat my lilacs?
     
  2. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goats will eat anything, especially the things you don't want them to eat. The prettier it is, the more likely the goat will make a bee-line for it.
     
  3. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well poop
     
  4. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah they do that too. lol
     
  5. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they have enough other stuff to eat, they may bypass the lilac. BUT if you love those bushes don't risk it.
    Mine ate two blueberry bushes and a grape vine this spring.
     
  7. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine escape they go straight for the lilacs and the rose bushes.
     
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine too
     
  9. llrumsey

    llrumsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my little 2 month old doeling not only ate the leaves off of my companions brandnew cherry tree but also broke it off, about 2" above the ground. He was threating to use the small tree trunk to bbq the goat.
     
  10. elevan

    elevan Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    If there is something in their field /pen that you want to keep then you'll need to put a protective fence around it...they'll still eat what they can reach of it.
     

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