Quote - So are you gus saying that the cherry sucker hedge is ok
I was wondering who was called Gus
If the cherry suckers are large and needed for windbreak I would put a fence + electric fence up, or cut them down and remove them. I let the goats keep nibbling the new growth back on the small suckers as they come up in the field, the little bits they eat won't harm them. If there is a full hedge to go at I think they would just keep at it and end up poorly or ?.
(Sorry about the 'bold' in previous post, not shouting, it was as I copied it from my chart).
You will really have to get a book from your library and check out all your plants, good bedtime reading
, thinking about it, when we have animals we need so much (or at least a bit of) knowledge of so many different things!
Goat books will normally tell you what is poisonous.
Mine must have eaten some foxglove last week, presumably when I saw one with some froth round her mouth, she seems OK now. I didn't think they would touch it, never have before, and I'd removed most of it.
They ignored the thistles till they flower, then they delicately bite off the heads, same with nettles, been walking straight past, now won't come in till they've had a few mouthfuls of flower/seeding tops.