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Tensing



Joined: 12 Jun 2006
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Location: West Yorkshire/ South Yorkshire Border.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 7:51 am    Post subject: Unsafe Plants for goats Reply with quote
    

I'm trying to get hold of a list of plants that are unsafe for goats to eat.

Thank you in advance

Sarah D



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 2584

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Books on goat-keeping will have comprehensive lists, or try Googling for information (although on Google, it may be American sites, so the names of plants may be different); how about trying DEFRA?

lassemista



Joined: 28 Sep 2006
Posts: 608
Location: suffolk
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Try this
https://fiascofarm.com/goats/poisonousplants.htm
Andrea.

lottie



Joined: 11 Aug 2005
Posts: 5059
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Don't give prunings off plum trees as browse is one thing I remember---long time since I looked after a goat.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

There are quite a lot out there to be aware of. Most goat books give a comprehensive list.
You have to be extremely careful if you have inherited you garden from a gardener type gardener.

Yew
Box
Rhododendron
Some list Privet
Ragwort

A few from memory

Tensing



Joined: 12 Jun 2006
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Location: West Yorkshire/ South Yorkshire Border.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks, do know I didn't actually lok in my goat books, I really am losinf it.

Pea



Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 960
Location: Rugby
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Tensing I have taken this infomation from a old book I have. Exhibition and Practical goat keeping by Joan Shields.

Yew
Ragwort
Rhododendron
Laburnum
Spindle
Dog's mercury
White Bryony
Rhubarb
Water dropwort
Privit
Laural
Hemlock and Water hemlock

Hope this helps,

Pea

wildgarlic



Joined: 30 Jun 2006
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Location: Aberdeenshire
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Not seen broom listed yet , and one book of mine lists beetroot leaves too.

Tensing



Joined: 12 Jun 2006
Posts: 121
Location: West Yorkshire/ South Yorkshire Border.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks everyone.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Rhubarb leaves are also poisonous

lottie



Joined: 11 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 07 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Found my old book---you can feed stone fruit branches but only very fresh or very dry---but never wilted, or they can cause cyanide poisoning----I must just have avoided them altogether as a precaution.

Tensing



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 07 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks

judyofthewoods



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

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