So, Can Goats Eat Raisins?

a goat eating raisins

Goat owners know that when it comes to giving your goats treats, they often show a decided preference for sweet stuff, particularly fruit. And who doesn’t love a juicy, ripe piece of fruit? But how about dried fruit? Raisins are about the most popular dried fruit there is, tasty, long-lasting, and convenient. Goats can eat … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Sunflower Seeds?

a goat enjoying some sunflower seeds

Goats eat all sorts of plant matter. So long as it is a plant, or comes from a plant, chances are your goats can get some nutrition out of it. Of course, some exceptions do apply. But how about seeds, specifically sunflower seeds? Can goats eat sunflower seeds? Yes, goats may safely eat sunflower seeds, … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Mushrooms?

two goats eating some mushrooms

Goats love to eat all sorts of plant matter, from grass and leaves to whole twigs and fruit. There is seemingly nothing that these adventurous herbivores won’t try. However, on occasion they might try some things that they really shouldn’t. How about mushrooms? Mushrooms are a fungus, so not technically a plant. Can goats eat … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Grape Vines?

goats eating grape vine

Goats are herbivores, but that doesn’t mean they limit themselves to a boring diet of grass and hay. Goats eat all kinds of plant matter, including fruits and vegetables, and even the plants that the fruits and vegetables grow on! Take grape vines, for instance. Can goats eat grapevines? Yes, goats may eat grape vines … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Kale?

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Kale is famous, or you might say infamous, for being one of the healthiest leafy vegetables that you can eat. However, it is not beloved because of its bitter taste and tough texture. Despite this, you might think that kale could be an ideal nutritional supplement for goats. They love greenery, and don’t seem to … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Straw?

two goats eating straw

Goats eat all sorts of plant matter, but predominantly like to graze on grass, hey, silage and other greenery. Although they’re pickier than most people think, there is no denying that goats are pretty adaptable when it comes to their diet. Most things, so long as it is green they can probably eat it. But … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Raspberries?

two goats enjoying raspberries

Even though goats are herbivores, they are pretty adventurous and varied eaters, consuming grass, leaves, twigs, vegetables, and even fruit. It is surprising just how many different kinds of fruit goats like to eat, from the everyday to the truly exotic. But how about raspberries? Can goats eat raspberries? Yes, goats can eat raspberries although … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Broccoli?

goat eating a piece of broccoli

Goats, despite their reputation, are surprisingly picky eaters. Known as “browsers”, they are fairly notorious for only picking out the choicest bits of vegetation to eat while they roam. Some owners have been surprised to find their goats turn up their noses at produce they thought would be a sure winner. How about broccoli? Will … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Cucumbers?

a goat eating a cucumber

Cucumbers are one of the most popular veggies in the world. Used in all kinds of salads, appetizers, and cultural dishes, it is hard to imagine cuisine without these cool, crisp staples. But enough about us, how about our goats? Can goats enjoy all sorts of foods, but do they enjoy cucumbers as well? Yes, … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Carrots?

goat eating carrot slices

If you have goats, you already know that they can be enthusiastic if picky eaters. They may turn their noses up at choice hay one minute only to happily chow down on tree bark the next. It seems like there is no rhyme or reason to what they will or won’t eat sometimes! But some … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Bananas?

a goat eating a banana

Most goat owners already know that the members of their herd will eat all sorts of plant matter, from grasses and hay to leaves and vegetables, fruits, and seemingly everything in between. However, when it comes to more exotic offerings owners are justified in being cautious, even when it comes to items that we take … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Apples?

a goat eating a sliced apple

To those that don’t keep them, goats have a reputation for eating anything. This is not far from the truth! As herbivores, goats will nibble on just about any kind of vegetation they come across. This includes twigs, leaves, bark and yes, even fruit. How about apples? Can goats eat apples? Yes, goats can eat … Read more

How to Raise Happy Goats

little girl petting a goat

Making the decision to officially become a goat farmer is an exciting moment for many homesteaders. A few seconds later reality sets in, and you have to actually get to work figuring out how to actually buy and raise the goat herd. Keeping goats, be they dairy, meat, fiber, or brush clearers is not rocket … Read more

Goat Fencing – Everything You Need to Know

goat behind goat fence enclosure

Goat fencing is the only downside to keeping goats – and it can be a huge one, fellow homesteaders. I thought I armed myself with enough knowledge to prepare myself for the escape artist antics of goats, but I was oh so wrong. Doing your due diligence when getting ready to keep goats will definitely … Read more

103 Things Goats Can Eat and 60 They Cannot

goat eating a piece of broccoli

Feeding goats properly is essential to the overall health of the herd, and to the success of any meat goat, dairy goat, or fiber goat homesteading operation. Goats are ruminant animals, they have four stomach chambers. When they are eating the wrong type of food, too much of the right kind of food, or introduce … Read more