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Homemade Hay Feeders?

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Goats' started by SarahFair, Mar 5, 2012.

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    SarahFair

    SarahFair Overrun with beasties

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    Can I see yalls home made hay holders?
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    20kidsonhill

    20kidsonhill True BYH Addict

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    If you are just feeding a couple goats, a box frame that is wide enough to slip a slab of hay in works well, with either 4x4 or 2x4 welded metal fencing in the front and framed out with wood. or slats running through it(up and down) every 2 inches in the front of it, works well.
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    jodief100

    jodief100 True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    Melissa'sDreamFarm

    Melissa'sDreamFarm Ridin' The Range

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    Love mine, except now that I have babies, they can get in side it and sleep if it's not full. It has a tarp tent over it rain and/or shade.


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    One of my many goat shacks is on the other side. They have access holes in there too. I wanted to put it so that my buck pen could utilize one side and the does the other. I worried that a determined buck could or would crawl through the holes. It could happen, lol.
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    Hillsvale

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    boykin2010

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    When mine are In lambing stalls I Nail a kitchen trash can to the wall and cut a hole on the front. They don't waste very much and it holds enough hay for a day or two in the stall. My other hay feeder for daily use looks a lot like the one pictured before.
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    SarahFair

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    Thanks guys! I have some good ideas
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    20kidsonhill

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    that is a good idea.
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    Queen Mum

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    Here is mine. A couple 2 x 4's and some cattle panel. I got the idea from another person on this forum who posted a water barrel feeder. I didn't have a barrel so I just used the 2 x 4's and a piece of 2x6 on the bottom. The long base is to keep the boys (it's in the buck pen) from tipping it over.

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    The second one is Autumnprairie's design using a couple pieces she had. We have two, a short one for the mini goats and a taller one for the bigger goats. I need to make a top for them.

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    hcppam

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    Great ideas.

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