$0.99 to $82.39
Caprine Feeding OutfitFeed 10 kids at once.
White poly 3½ 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).
- bucket with lid
- feeder stand
- 10 nipples
- 10, 3/8" x 12" tubes
- tube cleaning brush
(Tubes, stand, and brush not pictured. Bucket shown with complete kit only.)
- Brand: Caprine Supply
- Type: Replacement Tubes,Replacement Nipples,Tube Cleaning Brush,One Way Valve,Feeder Stand,Feeding Kit
- Size: 3/8" x 12",10 pk
- Includes: Bucket with Lid,Feeder Stand,10 Nipples,10 Tubes,Tube Cleaning Brush
"Rugged and dependable"
From the smallest kids to the largest of them, these are the nipples that feed all 500+ goat kids every year on our farm. Tried and true. Last through MULTIPLE washing and disinfecting cycles
"A Life Saver!"
I have raised hundreds of bottle baby goats over the last 20 years. This is the BEST bucket feeder design on the market, whether you buy the parts and build it yourself, or buy it all as a kit. The nipples at the top do not drown the kids in more milk than they can efficiently swallow(as nipples at the bottom are prone to do), so they avoid the possible lung issues caused by aspirating milk as they feed. Though it may look time consuming to clean, it really is not. The nipples(I agree with many other users, the black nipples they used to carry were better than the newer grey ones!!) fit easily onto a pop bottle for initial colostrum feedings and then the kids transition easily to the bucket feeder as there is no change in nipples. There can be several days of frustration in getting the kids to easily suck from the bucket instead of popping off and heading back to my knees where they are accustomed to finding a bottle, but once the transition is completed, it is months of easy feedings ahead instead of hours feeding individual bottles to 20-50 kids 2-3 times a day. Feeding with a lambar-style bucket feeder cuts it down to a few minutes to feed that many kids 2-3 times a day. Can't say enough good about the time-saving of this method. And the kids stay friendly. Some kids take to it like they were born to it, others take some convincing, but it is so worth the effort in the long run. I use the metal ring welded to a metal tire rim to hold the buckets for feeding. Love this style of feeder!
We have used these buckets for several years. Have found it easiest to train babies (after they are sucking on a bottle well) by putting all the tubes into a quart jar (in the bucket) and pour milk in as the babies eat. Then go to the bucket. We don't use the lids (babies eat so fast anyway). We have also found the optimal maximum number for the 10 nipples to be 8.
"Group feeder "
Once to teach them all how to use it works great!
These Lambar nipples are the best I've used so far for my bottle goat kids, they hold up well and don't leak like the Pritchard nipples do. I definitely recommend them!
"Lambar Tube Brush - A Must Have"
I always debate buying a new one but these are a must have for a lambar setup. We just can't get the tubes clean enough without it.
"Green one way valve"
Purchased 30 of these and only tried 8 before removing them. Great idea, but didn't work for us at all. Too restrictive making kids lose interest in sucking. Pails used without emptied faster and resulted in happier kids. If valve isn't vertical, then it won't work as it should either. Spent too much time making sure each one was sitting perfectly upright or milk would drain back.
"Now it’s even better "
I bought this milk bar from another retailer several years ago and it has served very well. Expecting more bottle babies this year, I sought another and found it at Jeffers. They’ve not only improved the product, the transaction experience was quicker and easier.
"Really like them"
So far, they are working great! Did not have them years ago when I made my first Lambar feeder out of a 5 gallon bucket and the milk would go back down the tubes and contaminate the fresh milk. The kids have no trouble with them, as the milk stays in the tube when they let up. I think that the trouble in another review might be with the nipple. I have two older Caprine black nipples and they are much better than the "Gray" nipples that are being sold these days. I had to use one "Gray" nipple and the buck kid who uses it is way behind the other kids on drinking all of his milk. He also gets a lot of foam at the nipple and the other kids using the black nipples don't. Hope this helps.
"one way valve need improvements "
I love our milk feeding bucket and the entire setup! Been using it for a couple years with great success. After each kidding season we buy the replacement parts (nipples, hose and one way valve) for the following kidding season. We have had to throw away more one way valves than we use because they don't work like they used to. I don't know if they changed companies on who makes them, but they don't work. When trying to train kid's on the bucket, it helps if the milk stays in the (hose) line. Other than the one way valves needing an improvement, I would give this product a 5 star rating.
Great nipples, very sturdy and stays well on soda bottles. We include one with bottle babies so they get off to a healthy start
Babies could not get enough milk with these so we took them off. Save your money!
We have used these nipples for many many years and have found them very good. They last a long while and resist chewing by the goats. They also fit pop bottles and we start our newborns off on them . I highly recommend them.!
I don't usually have many kids to feed, but had 5 "bottle" babies this year and they are fed in 5 mins. Fabulous. Only thing is lid wont stay on so if they jump in it it ruins the milk.
"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.