One hay for rabbits and goats?

ChickenPotPie

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Funny coincidence. I was just thinking yesterday as I fed our goats and rabbits that their hay is almost the same. :)

I'm giving the dairy goats alfalfa/orchard. I give the rabbits premium orchard (cause they're snobs - lol, jk). I was thinking that I could probably give the rabbits the alfalfa/orchard in smaller/less frequent portions and they'd do okay. I have yet to try it but probably will next time I buy hay.

FYI, I feed my rabbits quality pelleted food (Purina Show/Professional) as the base of their diet. How you feed yours will make a difference in whether or not you give your rabbits the same hay as your goats. You must consider the nutritional value of their whole diet.
 

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My rabbits are pet rabbits, and I've always just fed them the pellets w/an occasional treat-carrots, clover, etc. Lately I've been wondering if I could at least during the summer ease off of the pellets and feed them other stuff. I've always been afraid to try since I don't know what plants are safe to feed them.
 

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My goats are fed alfalfa/orchard. They love it and it is cost effective here.
I only have one pet rabbit now and he gets the same, with fresh produce thrown in daily.
During the good weather he is free ranged in a nice size piece of the pasture and does just fine.I know it doesn't save me much in feed cost, but he also loves just being able to run around.
 

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savingdogs said:
No, don't stop...thank you very much for explaining all that to me. You must have worked with hay? Or fed alot....but thanks. It is so nice to have a way of educating myself on the internet, I really appreciate being able to learn all this stuff. :pop
Grown it and fed a lot! :lol:
 
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