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Hi all,

I am taking in all my corn today. What to do with all those stalks? Can the goats eat them? Are they better for cows? Just compost them?

Appreciate any advice!
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Tamar
 

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The goats will probably eat them - unless you have really picky goats. Be sure not to give them too many at a time - any drastic food changes can upset their rumen.
 

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My goats *prefer* to eat the leaves off fresh corn stalks, the ears, husks and the silk. They don't pay much attention to the actual stalk. But it must be green, no brown stuff. Or are my goats just picky? :p
I threw the boys their first stalk today.
As BHF says, go easy on the new roughage.
 

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My geese used to love corn stalks in the fall. They would quickly strip the leaves first but then get down to chewing up the stalks.
 

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Thank you all :)

Going to give them all a few stalks to start with. I know our Billy Reece has tried to get into them and snuck a few leaves lol...My other Nanny, Peace..is due in September...a first for her! Hoping things are much smoother with her!

Will try to get pics of them all to share.

You are all a blessing..thanks for reading and posting!

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I've been working on the neighbor's sweet corn patch for the past couple weeks. I give them some about every third day. They love the stuff. They eat the ears/leaves/etc first then go for the stalks. I also do this in the winter. I save some field corn in shocks and hang it in the shed to dry. They go crazy for the stuff in mid winter.
 
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