Confused About Loose Minerals

Chebird

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Good morning! I'm confused about loose minerals. I have read that many people leave out minerals free choice for their goats. I bought Manna Pro goat minerals, and there is a caution on the bag stating not to let them eat more than the recommended amount. I've tried to hand-feed my guys a small amount, but they won't touch it. We have only had them a few days, and so far, their diet has been weeds, alfalfa, and Bermuda grass. How do you all feed minerals?
 

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Good morning! I'm confused about loose minerals. I have read that many people leave out minerals free choice for their goats. I bought Manna Pro goat minerals, and there is a caution on the bag stating not to let them eat more than the recommended amount. I've tried to hand-feed my guys a small amount, but they won't touch it. We have only had them a few days, and so far, their diet has been weeds, alfalfa, and Bermuda grass. How do you all feed minerals?

I mix mine with the pellet goat feed and BOSS (black oil sunflower seeds) :)
 

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Thank you all! I think I'm going to try to mix the minerals in with a little horse complete food (they love my old Arab's soaked food). I'm a little afraid to leave out free minerals in case the horse gets into it.
 

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I saw a pretty cool feeder made from pvc pipe I'm gonna try it with my boys
 

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My guess on the blue stuff would be cobalt.

For those of you that live near NE the absolute best minerals are from Wicks Livestock Nutrition. I'm in CA and I pay to have them shipped to me. My husband is bringing me home a pallet of them right now. He went to NE for minerals and to Iowa to pick up my new barn kit. He loves a good road trip.
 
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