Goats like treats. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t. I like to make sure that the treats I give to my goats are nutritious. However, no matter how nutritious the treats are, I make sure that the majority of their diet is hay, alfalfa and forage.
- Kitchen scraps – I give them left over veggie and fruit scraps including peels. They like banana peels a lot!
- Black oil sunflower seeds – I give them about 1 handful of these daily. They are packed with fiber and protein. They also have a high fat content which can give needed calories to lactating goats. My girls LOVE these.
- Whole pumpkins (broken open) – During the fall and winter, when pumpkins are all around, I give them 1 a week. The seeds are said to have a deworming effect. and it is packed with vitamins A and C.
Fiasco Farm has a wonderful list of plants that are safe for goats and poisonous for goats. Check it out here.