Will goats eat morning glory and bindweed? - Homesteading Today
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of Homesteading Today!    
Homesteading Today

Go Back   Homesteading Today > Livestock Forums > Goats


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 08/30/10, 11:37 AM
happydog's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Western NC
Posts: 592
Will goats eat morning glory and bindweed?

My new garden is overrun with morning glories. They're really pretty in the morning but wow, that stuff is like kudzu. They've covered everything and they're starting to pull down the fencing.

I asked in the gardening forum and someone suggested asking here. I'm in the market for some goats anyway so this would be great news if they would eat morning glories. I could keep them in the garden.

Does it matter what kind of goat it is? I've heard that purebred goats or dairy goats (the kind I want) are pickier about eating weeds. But I have a friend that can loan me some crossbred wethers if that's what I need.

Thanks for any info!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08/30/10, 11:40 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: georgia
Posts: 2,056
Mine will eat some morning glory.
__________________
Chris
http://aberryvinefarm.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08/30/10, 11:59 AM
Haven's Avatar
I agree with Pancho
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,970
Quote:
Originally Posted by happydog View Post
My new garden is overrun with morning glories. They're really pretty in the morning but wow, that stuff is like kudzu. !
Ugg, I hate that stuff. So pretty to look at in the wild though. I have been fighting it and pulling it out of my landscaping every year since I moved here.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08/30/10, 12:28 PM
KSALguy's Avatar
Lost in the Wiregrass
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: S.E.Alabama
Posts: 8,544
bind weed yes, morning glory some, kudzu YESYES YES,
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08/30/10, 01:04 PM
Cyngbaeld's Avatar
homesteader
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SE Missouri
Posts: 28,248
They'll eat some morning glory. They love sweet potato vines though. Ask me how I found THAT out!

Might be easier to pull the morning glory.
__________________
I believe in God's willingness to heal.

Cyngbaeld's Keep Heritage Farm, breeding a variety of historical birds and LaMancha goats. (It is pronounced King Bold.)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08/30/10, 04:34 PM
southerngurl's Avatar
le person
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 6,236
Yea, they will eat bindweed.
__________________
The 7th Day is still God's Sabbath
ICOG7.ORG
Layton Hollow ADGA Nubians
Taking Reservation for 2015!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08/31/10, 10:45 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 1,359
Mine love Morning Glory.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08/31/10, 02:04 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Washington, USA
Posts: 2,898
Yes, and everything else in the garden as well.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08/31/10, 03:44 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Four Corners, Colorado
Posts: 544
Yes, and bindweed is actually a fairly highly nutritious feed. By all means, start out with loaned wethers - if you have good fencing to keep them in. THey would get your feet wet as to whether you wanted to keep goats.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08/31/10, 09:01 PM
CaliannG's Avatar
She who waits....
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: East of Bryan, Texas
Posts: 6,796
Mine will stuff themselves on morning glory.
__________________
Peace,
Caliann

"First, Show me in the Bible where it says you can save someone's soul by annoying the hell out of them." -- Chuck
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09/01/10, 03:50 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: S.E. Iowa
Posts: 2,530
Um, mine prefer the bushes the bindweed is climbing... Pretty much anything I have planted on purpose and wish to keep....
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09/01/10, 06:27 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ashland, VA
Posts: 56
Brings up another question...will goats eat bamboo?

Paul B.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09/01/10, 07:47 AM
wintrrwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bellflower, MO
Posts: 3,695
hmmm dont have any morning glories or poison ivy anymore...course the lilac bush is gone too. But I figured thats the price I'll pay for not getting poison ivy this year. Don't know about the bamboo they would probable try it, and if they liked it then no more bamboo for you...
__________________
The more I know people the more I respect animals.
Lovn Ivy Farm
http://lovnivy.webs.com/
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09/01/10, 03:27 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,807
Bindweed and morning glory both.

My guineas like bindweed, too.

Oh, and poison ivy - Trub LOVES that stuff!
__________________
Je ne suis pas Alice

http://homesteadingfamilies.proboards.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.
Contact Us - Homesteading Today - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top - ©Carbon Media Group Agriculture