Now that we have kids and they are growing every day we needed a special place for them. They need their own space. A place where they can go to grab a nibble of grain without competing with the bigger goats for food. Goats are notorious for being pigs. They don’t like to share their food. They eat like they will never have another meal. Ted designed and built this creep feeder for our kids. We looked online at prebuilt creep feeders. The prices were horrible and the shipping even worse. Ranges went from $250-$1000. Shipping would have added 100-200 more. What the heck?
He use one of the handy dandy pallets for the side. This provided support and allowed a space small enough for the babies to slip through. The side was made from the left over panels we bought for the kidding pens. Yes, the kids can slip through these squares without a care.
Edward was just completely exasperated that he couldn’t slip through.
The grain bucket is too far for the goats to reach even if they can get their heads through. This pvc tube is great for refilling the grain bucket.
The kids are eating well. Both Carina and Isabella nurse the kids providing the main source of their diets.
Everyone seems to be getting into a routine. They nurse, sleep, play, sleep, eat grain, sleep, play, sleep, eat hay, sleep. Yes, life in the goat herd is good. Hopefully soon we will have green grass and less mud. Wishing you a goat kind of day. Much love and prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.