Natural Remedies for Goats

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 04/11/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I use blackstrap molasses for my goats regularly. We buy a case of 4 gallons at a time! Whenever I think they need a "pick me up" I add a cup to the 5 gallon water bucket the goats drink from. I also do this if they are dealing with anemia from parasites. Blackstrap molasses makes a great mixer for whatever medicine the goats need - herbs, turpentine, etc. It is strong and they think it is delicious.

After a doe gives birth I always give her a nutritious treat - dry rolled oats with raisins with blackstrap molasses to mix it all together. The does love it and it helps to boost them up a bit after the work of birth.

I also use blackstrap molasses for cows. I do NOT give it to sheep, however. Copper is toxic to sheep and so I am concerned about the amount of copper in blackstrap, so I don't give it to them.

Over the weekend we had a doe give birth to twin girls. It was her first time to kid and she was not accepting her babies. Below is a picture of my son who spent the weekend working with the mom and babies. Now the babies are nursing well and the mom has accepted them. Baby goats are super cute! :)

~Mama to Many~