No, but they may chew on everything. There’s a misconception out there that goats will eat anything and everything, from vegetation to tin cans. This is hardly true. Goats are more tasters than they are eaters. They like to taste anything new, the males more so than the females. They will taste your clothing, shoes, plastic buckets, and anything else they come across. Sometimes they will even chew on an item for awhile to see if they like it.
If you are planning to buy goats as lawnmowers, don’t. Goats are browsers will happily eat trees and bushes before your lawn grass. But on a positive note they will cut down on your weeding needs since they do prefer the taste of weeds such as clover to grass.
Precaution does have to be taken for these notorious tasters. Structures built for them should use chemical free wood such as cedar.
When goats aren’t eating they always appear to be chewing. They are ruminant animals so they do chew their cud. Their four chambered stomach lets them digest many things that single stomach species cannot.
Goats can eat many raw vegetable kitchen scraps but do not feed them spoiled or rotten food. Never feed goats meat, meat byproducts, or food prepackaged for your carnivore pet such as dog food or cat food. For the most part it is illegal to feed animal byproducts to any ruminate animals.*