I have replanted my pasture where my goats are, but cannot get rid of the sunflowers. I have heard that these are hazordous to goats and that they are not. Does anyone know if they will harm my goats???
Post by garysfarmer on Jul 20, 2010 20:51:51 GMT -5
newgoats; Do you recon they were referring to the stalks of the plant? I also feed sunflower seeds to my goats. I have one out of twenty eight that won't eat them. I have read that it makes their coats shinny-er.
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Thank you for your wisdom....I was told that the stalks and leaves would harm them but again I was also told they would not. I have them pulled out all the time but they will just keep coming back. I was just hoping someone could confirm that they will not hurt my goats at all?
Post by callen022471 on Jul 21, 2010 12:00:22 GMT -5
I try to keep the noxious weeds out of my pastures too - but I don't think that most goats will eat stuff that is poisonous unless they are starving and have nothing else to eat...and if you're checking out goatwisdom, you're unlikely to be starving your goats [:)] I trust Molly's website: fiascofarm.com/goats/poisonousplants.htm - and she says sunflowers aren't poisonous to goats, so I wouldn't worry about them [:)]
I believe in my Goats for Dummies, it states that goats are good at clearing out sunflowers and that its good for them. (Could have been my Hobby Farm book also) But I havent read anything to the contrary. My goats love to get into my sunflowers, I have to keep my eye on them when they are in my front yard. Little buggers!