bucket feeders for kids

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by luvbug*diapers, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. luvbug*diapers

    luvbug*diapers New Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    sunny california
    our first time mama nubian had her cute little darlings on wednesday.
    we had a tiny little one that the vet recommended we bring in for couple of days.she was so weak that she could hardley hold up her tiny head.
    well know mama seems not to care one bit for her and we started bottle feeding her.
    i was wondering if you all would recommend the bucket feeders for the night time and if so if you have any sites that offer how to make one?

    ive looked around but have not quit found directions on how to make one at home.
    thank you
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    well for one goat the bucket feeder isnt necessary unless you wont be home during the day to feed her.

    after a week or two a kid can go through the night without needing a bottle.

  3. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Well the only time I ever bottle them through the night is if they are born late and need to get their colostrum during those first 12 hours. After that first night mine always go all night without a problem.