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Friday, January 14, 2011
Hay feeders at last!
Beatrice and Sanuba at the stall feeder
I finally got around to making feeders a few weeks ago. Why I put it
off for so long, I'll never know. Previously, I was feeding hay with haynets, and I'd untangled goat heads
and legs a couple of times. The possibilities for problems seemed to
be lurking just around the corner. What a difference it's made! Hay
waste has gone waaaay down, and stress levels among the four goats seem
to have waned as well. The stall feeder is straight up and down, while
the walk-in feeder (they can come and go from outside to barn) is
slanted. I really haven't seen a great deal of difference in waste
between the two of them. Since there's plenty of room for each goat to
get to the feeders, they aren't trying to chase each other off nearly as
The things you can make out of spare pallets! Life is good.