We have been looking for something that will allow the lambs easy access to feed but keep the ewes out. Easier said than done. Those sheep are very intelligent when it comes to sneaking food. The ladies get fed grain along with hay. The lambs don't stand a chance. The feed is gone before the little ones can push their way to the trough. Like so many farms, we have plenty of scrap wood around the barn. Ted was busy one morning while I was at work. He called with excitement in his voice and told me it was finished. I said "what was finished"? He described our new creep feeder over the phone. I just couldn't picture it in my mind. I couldn't wait to get home and see his creation. This is our new creep feeder. It isn't fancy. It didn't cost a fortune, but it serves a wonderful purpose. The grain is in small refillable feeders on the back wall. The lambs can go in and eat without having to fight off ewes. It isn't that the ewes are hungry. Sheep will eat until they die. Like goats, they just don't stop.
What a great design. The top has a door, complete with hinges to make refilling the feeders easy.
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