Attach bucket to t-post

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by 21goaties, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Does anyone know of a way to hang a small 8qt bucket on a t post?
    I was thinking of doing tethered feeding this winter so I can separate everyone. If I could affix small buckets to t posts (at goat mouth level) that would make it way easier.
     
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  2. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Zip ties, metal snaps or the metal carabiners are what I use for attaching buckets and such to fencing or posts.
     
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  3. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Yes but I'm talking about attaching a bucket to a lone t post with no fencing on it
     
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  4. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    Double some baling twine, tie a knot in the middle to make a loop, then wind the loose ends around the t-post a few times at the height you want and tie. Clip the bucket to the loop. The knobs on the t-posts will keep the twine from sliding down.
     
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  5. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    I like the sound of that idea! We certainly have a lot of baling twine.
    What exactly do you mean when you say to double some twine?

    If you have a picture or something that would be great so I can visualize it.
     
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  6. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    If I were home I could send a picture but I'm on the road this week. It's our annual "goat vacation" and I'm on the way to Utah! Just double a piece of twine so it's shorter and so you have twice the strength in your loop. I use baling twine on t-posts all the time. My goat pen gates are attached to t-posts with baling twine hinges, and the snaps to latch the gates are attached to baling twine wrapped around t-posts. One of my horse water tubs attaches to a snap that's hooked to a baling twine loop on a t-post to keep my colt from dragging it off into the pasture when it's empty. Baling twine is one of my best friends.
     
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  7. alwaystj9

    alwaystj9 Active Member

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    Apr 10, 2019
    Zachary, Louisiana
    My entire farm is held together with baling twine & tie wraps. And braced with T posts.
    Just keep an eye on the twine for wear and thermal degradation.
     
  8. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    I'm kind of worried the goats will chew the baling twine. I'm still going to test it though. If anyone else has any ideas feel free to share!
     
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  9. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    I would put a put a fencing clip on the t- post, thread through small guage wire, make a loop and use a caribiner to clip the bucket to the wire, I do find if I use baling twine I'm replacing it frequently.
     
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  10. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    What kind of fencing clip? The wire ones?
     
  11. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
  12. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    I have used carabiners on the T posts, you just need to get the correct size and angle them just right.
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California