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What plants are toxic for goats?

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Goats' started by BlueMoonFarms, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Jun 18, 2012
    BlueMoonFarms

    BlueMoonFarms Loving the herd life

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    Not sure if this is in the right area or not, but I have been googling up a storm trying to figure out what I should be ripping out of the soon to be goat area. Is there a place, or a site, that has detailed descriptions/pictures of the toxic plants so I know what Im looking for?
    I know pokeweed, nightshade, cherry, and swamp weed but thats about it :(
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    autumnprairie

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    Azealas, moldy straw or hay is a big one
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    lapiloto

    lapiloto Chillin' with the herd

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    Your State Extension office might have a list of poisonous plants in your area. I took pictures and sent them in to mine and they helped me identify some plants I wasn't sure of.

    Here's a link to a helpful list from Fias Co Farm- http://fiascofarm.com/goats/poisonousplants.htm
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    BlueMoonFarms

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    Thankfully no Azealas, and how do you know if the straw/hay is moldy? I know that dusty hay is bad, but do you tell the mold from the smell? Or will I be able to see it right away?
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    BlueMoonFarms

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    I might just have to do that. There are some bushes in the back area where we want to put the second fence. Its green with red berrys on it, looks pretty close to a holly bush but with rounded leaves. And we have a tree back there that kinda looks like a cherry, but were not sure about it :/

    And thank you for the link!
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    you can post pics and we will help too
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    BlueMoonFarms

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    I am so about to go do that!
    Thank you!
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    Possible Cherry tree #1
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    Possible Cherry tree #2
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    plant #3 *two/three big bushes of this stuff*
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    Plant #4 *This is Elderberry right? Toxic leaves and so fourth?*
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    Plant #5
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    Plant #6 *This stuff is everywhere*
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    Plant #7 *This stuff grows in thick rolling bunches, and when it drys its like tumble weed*
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    Plant #8
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    Plant #9
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    And #10 *Just to be sure this is deadly Nightshade right?*
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    BlueMoonFarms

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    Anyone? Not even an idea :(
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    Miss Heidi

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    #3 is honeysuckle, not sure if it is poisonous to goats.

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