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I have 5 adults. 3 Nigerian dwarfs and two Pygmy.
Someone told me pumpkins are a great treat for goats.
Is that true? If so, can they have all of the pumpkin?
Any part not good?

Hi Rick,

Absoutly! After Halloween I let children visit my farm with their pumpkins and gourds to feed my goats.
They can eat any part of the pumpkin. Some of my Nigerians don't care for the guts of the pumpkin though. If your goats are the same  just scrape it out. The meat of the pumpkin is their favorite in my experience.




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