Fall leaves

Egg_Newton

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My goats LOVE leaves. I save a whole bunch of them in the fall and put them in the barn for them to snack on thru the winter. I think all of those you listed would be fine.
 

junkprospector

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are there any fallen leaves to watch out for? i've found a list of trees and plants that are toxic... for instance Lilac - if the leaf falls from the lilac and is tried out, would this be OK for a goat or no?
 

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Oak, maple, walnut, persimmon, maple, pecan, hickory, black locust, pine needles are all okay. The worst that can quickly kill a goat are wilted cherry, and box elder and some of the ornamental landscape bushes. My rule of thumb is if it is something for landscaping do not throw it over the fence for the goats to eat. You can bet that if my goats won't eat it, it is probably poisonous. My goats especially love fruit tree leaves except cherry.
 
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bj taylor

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so I can just scoop up the leaves (oak) from my back yard, dump them in the goat area & they'll eat them? i'm going to try that tomorrow.
 

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I have an avocado grove and I've heard that those leaves are very bad for goats. They are in a pen where they can't get to the trees, but if they ever get a chance they will eat as many as they can :barnie fortunately they prefer the dead dried up ones, which I hear is ok. But I still worry about it. It hasn't bothered them yet though. Do all goats always try to eat things that are bad for them or just mine :idunno lol
 
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