New Feeder Pictures and of course the goats too

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by K-Ro, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. K-Ro

    K-Ro New Member

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    Oct 13, 2007
    Texas
    My DH built the goats a couple of feeders. The hay goes in the middle from the top and the grain goes on the outside of the hay.

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    And here is Schnee, he really thinks he is a goat when it comes to eating and chewing. He eats hay, goat grain and now wood. He does have chew bones too.
    http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c155/ ... 0_4528.jpg

    Well for some reason my pygmy pics didn't load on photobucket so will post those a bit later.
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    OOOO now that I LIKE!!!

    I will be showing these pictures to my dad!!! I even know how they can fit in with my new barn plan!! OOO so excited!!

    thanks


    OH the goaties look happy :D
     

  3. cute kids

    cute kids New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    i hope all you ladies out there with talented husbands/fathers know how DARNED LUCKY you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :greengrin: :thumb: :) :) :)
     
  4. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I know I'm lucky to have a talented hubby....just needs a bit of motivation to put the plan in action! Just the thing to do it..."K-RO's Hubby built her this really neat hay feeder...can I have one like hers??" gets him going real qwik...well semi quick..LOL
     
  5. Shelly

    Shelly New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    California
    Very nice and you goat look happy with the new addition. Shelly
     
  6. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    I love the covered part and how roomy it is with lots of space to spread out.
     
  7. K-Ro

    K-Ro New Member

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    Oct 13, 2007
    Texas
    The girls love it, now there is still one baby (born this past April) that is still baaaing about it.

    Next time around (DH doesn't know about next time- :wink: yet), it needs to be wider. They are 2' wide and the hay holder is 1' foot wide centered in the middle of the feeder, so I only have 6" around the hay to grain in, I think it could be a little bit wider next time other than that I love it and the goats are not having a problem eating out of that 6" space at all.

    And yes I do know how lucky I am to have a motivated DH, problem is he is a perfectionist, sometimes that is OK but other times just one little thing can be off a 1/4" and he has to fix it even if it means doing it all over again :hair: but I love him and so do the goats.
     
  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Ha Ha! K-RO My hubbys a "perfecetionist" too.....my goodness I didn't realize how long it takes to put on a 16x8 addition! It all has to be perfectly plumb and level and not even an 1/8th of an inch off...I just told him ...sweetie, they are goats and they won't mind it at all....they just want it finished so you stop making noise. :)

    Your feeder looks good, now I would either have to put out stools so my kids could reach it or make it shorter, do you have one for your pygmies?
     
  9. Fainters

    Fainters New Member

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    Oct 10, 2007
    Western KY
    Mine is a builder by trade so when I asked for a "goat hutch" in the pasture for the kids, he spent 3 days and $1000 to build them what looks like an adorable kid's play house that matches the barn. I am not complaining by any means. I enjoy seeing everyone's feeders because that is the next project I have planned for him.

    http://www.freewebs.com/scapegoatranch/
     
  10. jBlaze

    jBlaze New Member

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    Oct 9, 2007
    Oregon
    they don't just put their front feet on the grain platform to eat the hay? I always have that problem, the feet in the feeders, and I have not figured out how to make them stop.
     
  11. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    It is not fun to work with a "perfectionist" it takes 2 hours to get a ten minute job done :roll: My dad does everything perfect grr.... Well atleast the end result is nice!
     
  12. K-Ro

    K-Ro New Member

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    Oct 13, 2007
    Texas
    The grown goats reach the feeder fine without getting their feet on the feeders. Now the younger ones stand to eat. I am going to put a step on the ground for the babies but they will probably still put their front legs in there.

    DH did build feeders for the pygmies too, but they are on the ground and we turn them over after feeding.
     
  13. jBlaze

    jBlaze New Member

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    Oct 9, 2007
    Oregon
    Mine always can reach their feeders without standing in them, but they do just to spite me. lol :lol:
    Glad yours dont. (-:
     
  14. fcnubian

    fcnubian New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Thats really neat! :D
     
  15. cute kids

    cute kids New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    i am not a perfectionist when building.....so that is why i love working in the barn!!! who cares if a screen or gate is a little off so long as it works. luckily, of course, this is an old barn which has been owned by other non-fectionists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: