$0.99 to $69.95
White poly 3.5 gal pail with 10 special lamb nipples attached to tubing that reaches down into the bucket (or to a quart jar set in the bottom of bucket).
Kit Includes: bucket with lid, feeder stand, 10 nipples, 10 tubes, and a tube cleaning brush. All items also sold separately.
(Tubes, stand, and brush not pictured. Bucket shown with complete kit only.)
"Lid wont stay on, kid fell in"
This type of feeder is great, the this particular bucket is horrible. I bought one to replace the bucket I dropped and cracked that has a screw-on lid, and I was expecting this to have the same, but it just sits on there doesn't even close tight. Kid jumped on he lid, it popped off and kid fell in, contaminating over a gallon of milk not to mention milk everywhere.
"Get a different bucket though"
GREAT product for feeding several goats. But don't buy the overpriced bucket. Just get the tubing and the nipples and you can drill holes in any food grade bucket. It's good to have a small one made out of a gallon sized bucket or so, and then a larger one. The smaller bucket is easier for young ones to learn on as the milk doesn't have to be sucked up as far to get the baby feeding. I also like the one way valves Jeffer's carries to put at the end of the tube. These keep milk from going out of the tube when the baby lets go of a nipple. Makes it easier for youngsters. Once they get strong, the valves are not needed anymore.
Just fed 18 bottle babies, 2 wks old, in 10 minutes!!! Yea Me!!!! Am ordering more right now! Where has this been all my life?
"Lambar Feeding Outfit"
Now I wish I had ordered one of these 10 yaars ago! Two-week old rambunctious little devils took right to it! No more bitten fingers! GREAT product!
"an extra set of hands"
Love this product! With any more than 2 bottle goats this is great help. I used single bottles with just 2 goats waiting for the bucet to arrive in the mail. Now I have 6 bottle babies and I dont know how else I could feed them with out this. I used the nipple from this on a regular bottle for the first few days then switched it to the bucket. With just a few days now feedings are so much less time consuming. I would like it if they would add measurment lines....pints, quarts,gallons, ect. .
I have used other types of feeders with my goats (nipples on the bottoms). Those other nipples were EXPENSIVE and had to be replaced at least twice during the feeding season. These last through 25+ heathens (kid goats) this year!!!!! So much better than bottle feeding them all. (I have 3 of these set up).
"Poor quality nipples"
These grey nipples don't last very long at all. You used to carry the black ones. I hate that you don't have those black ones any more. I would love to buy the black ones again, even if they cost substantially more.
"BEST feeding set up!"
"This is absolutely the best kid/lamb feeding set up available. It is also easy to buy the tubes/nipples and make your own custom sizes. I like to make flat backed buckets to use on the sides of cattle panels. You need a 5/8"" drill to make the holes."