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Farmer Pabull building Goat Trough Feeder #1: Old Goat Trough Falling Apart

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It is the time of the your we get a little rain here in southern California AND we have baby goats on the way. So my kids are telling me that we need to replace the old feeder trough

I build this old feeder about 15 years ago, but it is time to retire this thing.
I need to get a roof over the new trough (the old one used to have a roof too) and we need more “key holes”, because we are adding goats faster than we get rid of the goats. The kids keep naming the goats, and you can not butcher a goat with a name.

Here is the plan for the feeder. It takes just over 2 sheets of 3/4 exterior plywood and a hand full of studs.

So I spend my paycheck at Lowe’s and got all the lumber. Time to make some saw dust.

It was a good evening, I slept well last night.

Greetings, Farmer Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower



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nomercadies

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#1 posted 565 days ago

I love all this. I was wondering though, do goats want to get on the feeder roof? They seem to always want to climb. I’d love shots of the new feeder in operation when it is finished too.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 565 days ago

of course you can sluaghter a goat with a name ….. it just have to be the same name and a number :-)
I do0t know how it is by you but here if its for own use you can sloughter at home
but mostly all farmers send the animals with the truck and get one or two sloughtered return
so the children /mom donĀ“t know what animal they eat
even though the children very well accept the animals has to be sloughtered
it most be a nature law that they wont eat one they have known

the project looks good sofare :-)

take care
Dennis

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PaBull

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#3 posted 565 days ago

Nomercadies, I made the roof hopefully steep enough so they will not climb on it. They would ruin the feeder.
I will keep you posted.

Pb

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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PaBull

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#4 posted 565 days ago

Dennis, if it was up to me, we would eat goat all day long, and the first two goats we called “Steak” and “Stew” and we butchered them right here on the farm and stuck them in the fridge / freezer, but it was not as welcome on the table as the hamburger. So that was the end of home grown meet.

Now i hope to start building a chicken coop not too far out, and hope to not only eat the eggs, but the roosters or some of the hens too.

Pb

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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nomercadies

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#5 posted 565 days ago

If you ever have some nasty, ugly on the inside, bat tempered, selfish, shallow, take your money and your house, should be living under a bridge, lady goats, I have a couple names you could use.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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PaBull

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#6 posted 565 days ago

Sorry Nomer, we don’t have the nasty, ugly on the inside, bat tempered, selfish, shallow, take your money and your house, should be living under a bridge, lady goats. We only have the Nancy and the Betsy type kinna goats you milk every morning and every eveing. The kind that steps in your milk bucket every once in a great while when you are just about done milking her. The kind that sometimes gets the gate open and eats all the fruit off your apricot tree when it is just about picking time.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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nomercadies

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#7 posted 565 days ago

Your goats sound nice. Maybe I was thinking of sows. Anyway, please post some finished pictures and the ladies assembled for brunch?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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