• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

feeding goats bagged leaves?

 
drew grim
Posts: 49
Location: pleasant garden, nc (zone 7A)
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My goats are munching down the leaves that are falling off the trees right now. I am thinking about going around and getting all the leaves that the city folk bag up and using that as a feed source through the winter. any thoughts? has anyone ever done that before?
 
Alder Burns
pollinator
Posts: 1341
Location: northern California
42
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Once put into a bag, I'm afraid those leaves will steam up and mold or start to compost, which will make them unappetizing to the goats, or worse. If they are perfectly dry it might work, though there won't be a lot of nutrition in them. Or if they are packed wet and tightly they might make something like silage, but I'd think they would have to be green to do that correctly....
 
Benjamin Hiatt
Posts: 13
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I don't know about bagged leaves, but you could try to collect nuts like acorns or hickories as fodder.
 
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't - Edison. Tiny ad:
2017 Homesteaders PDC (permaculture design course) & ATC (appropriate technology course) in Montana
https://permies.com/wiki/61764/Homesteaders-PDC-permaculture-design-ATC
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!