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txbikergirl Posted - Oct 08 2015 : 5:30:42 PM
is anyone feeding their cows carrots? i am looking for an easy treat in a raw natural form, and looking online there are recommendations for carrots. i just happen to have about 50# of carrots as i bought organic "seconds" from the co-op.

i took two down to sally and she LOVED them. elsa wasn't interested, and i didn't really want to feed that to her yet anyway since her rumen is still growing up.

if you have anything else healthy you use as a treat in its natural form let me know. just something that i can pop in my pocket when going out to see them.
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Sydney2015 Posted - Feb 08 2016 : 06:22:43 AM
We feed our horses apples, but haven't given any to the cows. Ours love corn stalks. When we grow sweet corn and after it is finished it gets shocked. Not literally shocked, put into bundles. We feed those bundles to the cows and horses. Mainly the cows. They also love the husks. Whenever we all get together to make sweet corn(I'll tell you more about this later) after we have peeled the husks off the cows get them. They love the husks.
maryjane Posted - Feb 08 2016 : 06:20:27 AM
"It's complicated."

I'm anxious to hear what the complicated Sally O'Mally tells us. Truly, this is the stuff that makes it fun and intriguing.
CloversMum Posted - Feb 07 2016 : 7:06:30 PM
I always cut my apples at least in half for my goats and cows as I was nervous about them choking. Good to know I wasn't being nervous for no reason!

Let us know if Sally still likes her protocol that she established up at MaryJane's..
txbikergirl Posted - Feb 07 2016 : 3:39:34 PM
miss mary jane, somehow i missed this post first time around! it made me laugh out loud. i am going to have to test this out with our duchess. i'll see if with our new found love she will share an apple with me or not ;>
maryjane Posted - Oct 09 2015 : 08:58:41 AM
Cindy, SalPal loves the little soft, sugary Asian pears I grow. I used to give apples (that are larger) to my cows (my orchard is right next to my milking parlor) but after a whole apple got stuck in Maizy's throat, I cut them or ... eat half of them first. As it turns out Sal will not eat something a human has nibbled on. I kid you not. All my cows devour them but Sal requires either a quartered apple (knife-cut) or her own whole small Asian pear. She loves them but she is the Duchess you know and there is a protocol royalty must follow.
CloversMum Posted - Oct 08 2015 : 5:58:20 PM
Carrots would be a good idea and easy to put in a pocket! I've also done apple slices.