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It's mango season here at the moment, and I just love them.

Each time I eat one or several, I wonder can goats eat these, I have never fed them any type of fruit and just wondered if they can have fruit?

Anyone ever fed fruit to goats?
 

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Once in a blue moon I'll give my goats cut up apple's or orange's as a treat. Doesn't seem to bother them and it's not a steady diet for them.
 

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You have my permission to ship those extra mangos up here to Oklahoma.

I'd eat three a day if I could get em.

As for the goats, I give a slice or two of apple as a treat every so often, not too much.


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I give chopped fruit and peels and veggies when available. When lots are available, I gradually get them used to it. I have been known to give each doe up to....um....maybe three quarts a day, divided into 2-3 feedings. I always give probiotics with them, just in case. Two quarts is more normal in the fall, one quart per feeding, chopped small so no choking. I watch their poo and back off at the first sign of clumpy.
 

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We don't have any fruit trees of our own, but we do eat a lot of fruit. We regularly give our goats scraps and peels of all sorts of things. Sometimes if apples or bananas are super cheap, I'll buy a big bag to chop up for goat treats.

A little won't hurt, but don't give them buckets full all at once. Get them used to it gradually. And don't give them the pits out of the fruit, those can be poisonous.
 

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I have given my girls mangos and other fruits as treats no problems that i can see. It is not an everyday treat, just once in a while, in season, they LOVE them!


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DonnaBelle said:
You have my permission to ship those extra mangos up here to Oklahoma.

I'd eat three a day if I could get em.

As for the goats, I give a slice or two of apple as a treat every so often, not too much.


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They are soooooooooo delicious and so cheap at the moment. 5 for 1 BZD (50cents US).

Three a day, I eat three at once several times a day.
 

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Hollywood Goats said:
Do you make chutney with the mangos?
Yes I do make chutney, when I have the time, so much to do. I have been busy making tomato soup just recently because they are in season and sooooo cheap.
 
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