Pine??

Discussion in 'Goats' started by christij, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. christij

    christij Well-Known Member

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    My neighbor was hit hard during the ice storm we has a few weeks ago and has several pine tree branches down --- and I'm looking for extra green fodder for the goats --- so could I kill two birds with one stone and feed the branches to the goats - they still have green needles....

    TIA!
     
  2. ladycat

    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    Deer eat them, and goats are kin to deer. So I don't see a problem, but I'm no expert.
     

  3. gryndlgoat

    gryndlgoat Well-Known Member

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    Go for it- they'll love it! Ours eat pine trees all winter- we have a much overgrown, long failed Christmas tree plot from a previous owner and we take down pine and spruce trees all winter for the goats. :)
     
  4. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

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    My sheep will eat both pine and cedar.
     
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    topside1 Retired Coastie Supporter

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    My goats would hitch-hike to Missouri just to get a mouthful of pine. They love it, and it's high in Vit. C.....yummy
     
  7. cayenne47

    cayenne47 Critter Mama Supporter

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    AND pine is a natural wormer.
     
  8. effboergoats

    effboergoats Well-Known Member

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    When I first started raising goats 10 years ago we had young pine trees everywhere we had planted.....10 years and 20 goats later we have 1 tree we have saved. They love pine.
     
  9. computerchick

    computerchick Keeper of the Zoo

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    definitely go for it. it is not only great eating for them, it is a wonderful dewormer, and has astringent properties to clear mucilage, etc

    :)

    In some countries they use new pine shoots instead of hay ;-)

    Andrea
     
  10. christij

    christij Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the quick replies... since the little DH was at the sitter I went and picked up a truckload and as soon as I but it out they went to munching on it. And I have saved some back for the upcoming cold/rainy days to give them. I didn't want to put out to much since they aren't use to it and two are PG and one is due on the 11th! I think she might go early though....
     
  11. KSALguy

    KSALguy Lost in the Wiregrass Supporter

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    i am sorry this is off an aside note but i just have to ask, you have a little DH? and he is at the sitters? i am sure your translation of DH is differint than what i am used to seeing lol, but so far i have only seen DH in relation to someones Husband lol
     
  12. christij

    christij Well-Known Member

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    i meant DD i don't know why I keep doing that!
     
  13. computerchick

    computerchick Keeper of the Zoo

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    LOL.

    Um, maybe your DH is acting like he's DD's age lately?? :p

    I know mine can be accused of that at times

    <grin>

    Andrea
     
  14. mare

    mare Well-Known Member Supporter

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    what about x-mas trees? i by from a local guy so i doubt if there is anything on it--i wondering if i could tie it upside down in the rafters in the barn???
     
  15. momofmany

    momofmany Dayenu farms

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    I am so glad this got posted :)

    The last thing I was told about pine is that it is bad bad bad.....and don't ya know that is what they love the most!!!!! That and the choke cherries....sigh......

    They love to keep me worried :)