So, Can Goats Eat Acorns?

goat eating cooked acorns

Goats eat all sorts of things that come off trees. They will eat leaves, twigs, fruit, and even bark. That’s pretty impressive, but several trees have parts that are known to be decidedly unhealthy for most animals. Then again, goats are known for being able to eat just about anything, supposedly. So how about acorns? … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Peaches?

a goat eating a peach

Is there any fruit more emblematic of summertime than a perfect, golden peach? I don’t think so. Juicy, deliciously sweet and possessed of an aroma that is hardly describable, peaches really are amazing. Peaches are enjoyed the world over in one form or another, but that begs the question: can goats eat peaches too? Yes, … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Peanut Butter?

goat eating peanut butter

Goats are certainly keen to try most “human” foods, including some foods they shouldn’t eat, but you may be surprised to know there are some things that people eat that goats can also eat. And they might even be good for them! How about peanut butter? Can goats eat peanut butter? Yes, goats can eat … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Meat?

pygmy goat looking you in the eye

Goats have a reputation as being highly varied and enthusiastic eaters. The popular conception is that they can eat absolutely anything, from fruits and vegetables to old tin cans or boot leather with no ill effects. Although they might humorously be thought of as nature’s garbage disposal, the reality is far different, and goats have … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Avocado?

four pygoras and two other goats free-ranging

Avocados are a nutritious tropical “veggie” that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, and more importantly to us absolutely delicious. Goats are herbivorous browsers, which means that your goats’ diet includes just about anything plant-related: leaves, twigs, flowers, and fruits. So it makes sense that goats could like avocados, then. But can goats … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Eggplant?

a goat comtenplating eating sliced eggplant

Goats are herbivores, but they eat way more than just grasses and hay. They will eat leaves, twigs, fruits, vegetables and more. Vegetables in particular make up a smaller but important part of a goat’s diet, often providing them with vitamins and minerals that their usual feed cannot. Goats can enjoy many of the same … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Ivy?

goat enjoying some poison ivy

Most people think that goats, like many other herbivores, eat mostly grass as the primary part of their diet. But goats, unlike cows, actually prefer a varied diet of plant matter along with grass. Goats will eat leaves, twigs, vegetables, flowers, fruit and more on their day to day rounds. But how about ivy? Can … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Gourds?

Nubian goats walking on dirt road

If you have goats, you know by now that they are pretty adventurous eaters. Though they are pickier than most people think they really do eat all kinds of greenery and plant life, including a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. They even eat a few things that might really surprise you. How about gourds? … Read more

30 Ways to Use Goat’s Milk

man milking an alpine goat by hand

Ask any seasoned goat keeper and they’ll probably tell you that goats are an awful lot of trouble, much of the time even compared to larger animals. But, for those who keep dairy goats they will also tell you that all the headaches, all the aggravation, it’s so very worth it when they get that … Read more

So, How Much Hay Does a Goat Eat?

Nigerian Dwarf Goats eating hay, in snow

Every kind of animal has its own unique care requirements, but plenty of new goat owners find out a little too late that their new charges have highly particular diets, even compared to other ruminant animals. Like most livestock, it’s up to us to ensure that our goats get plenty of food every single day, … Read more

Is Hay Okay for Goats to Eat?

pygmy goats eating hay next to horse

For beginner and seasoned goat herders alike, choosing a staple food for your charges is a task that is often fraught with uncertainty. Goats can be surprisingly finicky eaters, and there is a lot to learn about the specific nutritional requirements of the species. Some people plan on letting goats forage full time, only to … Read more

11 Things to Have in a Goat’s Pen

pygmy goat in its pen

Goats can be some of the most rewarding livestock animals to keep. They can also be some of the most frustrating! They have peculiar diets, are prone to health issues compared to other animals and are legendary escape artists that are very hard on fencing. For many goat keepers, rounding up escapees is a constant … Read more

15 Goat Supplies to Always Have on Hand

four pygoras and two other goats free-ranging

However you might feel about goats, there is one thing for certain and that’s the fact that they are pesky creatures. I don’t know why this is. Maybe goats are just perfectly sized to be downright annoying, or maybe it has something to do with their inherent disposition. It seems like no matter what you … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Spinach?

a goat eating some spinach

Goats don’t need too many vegetables in their diet, but they definitely need some in order to get all of the nutrition their bodies require. However, some vegetables that you and I eat on a regular basis with no downsides might have drawbacks or even potential dangers for goods. These are things that owners will … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Pumpkin?

goat trying to eat a pumpkin slice

If you have goats, you already know that they are pretty enthusiastic, if surprisingly picky eaters. Sometimes your goats might pass on an item that they should like. Other times, they show much interest in surprising foods. How about pumpkins? Can goats eat pumpkins? Yes, goats can and will eat pumpkins. Pumpkins are packed with … Read more