3 in 1 creep feeder

Bought one the other year to feed oats to ewe lambs rearing twins. To be fair do the job perfectly as far as im aware. Definitely would feed small pellets, nuts as well actually, between nuts and ewe rolls would be the rough size it would not work. My ewes were in a 45 acre field with just one water tank so put feeder away from tank and I never bothered tinkering with the adjustment for feed allocation. So didn't use it overly technically and could have used a simple hopper, but bought for future use with other things. Gather getting feed rate the way you want it is not rocket science more trial and error and a bit of time
 
Location
Devon
I was about to buy one last month but I gathered from the advice on TFF that it required pellets 3mm or under and/ or grain to make the restrictive feeding work.
Pellets would have a £10 premium and I can't easily get grain.
If you aren't going to restrict the feeding there seems little point in paying more than double than you would for a plain ad-lib creep feeder.
I do think they are well worth it if you can make good use of them but I came to the conclusion they weren't for me.
 

General-Lee

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Location
Devon
Tangent, bit disappointed with mine normally use Oats and protein pellet or straight oats without any problem, but used wheat to try and compensate for lack of grass and lost a few ewes recently. Set low but still managed to glut themselves.
 

rancher

Member
Location
Ireland
We use it here with a 3.5mm pellet,and we can set it at any rate. ideal for supplementing lambs, a small amount gives a good improvement in thrive.
No grass here this year due to drought so using it as an ad lib feeder, I also found it ideal for feeding replacement ewe lambs through the winter
 

jendan

Member
Tangent, bit disappointed with mine normally use Oats and protein pellet or straight oats without any problem, but used wheat to try and compensate for lack of grass and lost a few ewes recently. Set low but still managed to glut themselves.
Whole Wheat,or maybe any kind of Wheat can be an absolute killer for ewes,lambs,and hoggs.Have booted shooting syndicate off mine for not fencing wretched pheasant feeders properly.Once they get a taste,they push through the netting to get at it.
 

General-Lee

Member
Location
Devon
Whole Wheat,or maybe any kind of Wheat can be an absolute killer for ewes,lambs,and hoggs.Have booted shooting syndicate off mine for not fencing wretched pheasant feeders properly.Once they get a taste,they push through the netting to get at it.
Will go back to Oats. We are feeding fat lambs at work Wheat but they also have more grass albeit belly fill.
 
We use it here with a 3.5mm pellet,and we can set it at any rate. ideal for supplementing lambs, a small amount gives a good improvement in thrive.
No grass here this year due to drought so using it as an ad lib feeder, I also found it ideal for feeding replacement ewe lambs through the winter
What do you feed to the ewe lambs through winter in the 3 in 1 and at what rate approx?
 

rancher

Member
Location
Ireland
1lb of a 14% lamb finishing pellet on minimum grass until six weeks before lambing, they go in on straw plus about 1.5lb for singles and a bit more for doubles.
I haven't tried the three in one indoors yet, I rise the protein to 18% for the last three weeks before lambing.
Even with pellets it can clog with horizontal rain
 

D.S.S18

Member
I know a couple of folks with them,
one chap used it to feed inlamb ewes to save troughing and had endless bother
the other uses it to fatten lambs no problem.
 

kelmac

New Member
I have been offered the use of an 800 feeder from a neighbour and possible purchase as he's retiring.
I think his 800 model is about 3 years old and doesn't appear to have the restrictor plate/white ladder in place. In fact he can't remember if it ever had one.
Were the early models supplied without the plate?
If so can the plates be purchased separately and retro fitted easily to the older 800 model?
 

neilo

Member
Location
Montgomeryshire
I have been offered the use of an 800 feeder from a neighbour and possible purchase as he's retiring.
I think his 800 model is about 3 years old and doesn't appear to have the restrictor plate/white ladder in place. In fact he can't remember if it ever had one.
Were the early models supplied without the plate?
If so can the plates be purchased separately and retro fitted easily to the older 800 model?
I think later models have a different ladder in them, but the earlier ones had one supplied. IIRC you can get the later restrictor plate to fit older feeders, so presumably they are available to buy. I'm surprised @Dealer isn't all over this already.:D
 

General-Lee

Member
Location
Devon
I think later models have a different ladder in them, but the earlier ones had one supplied. IIRC you can get the later restrictor plate to fit older feeders, so presumably they are available to buy. I'm surprised @Dealer isn't all over this already.:D
Yes boss bought some 500’s and they have a retaining latch whilst my older 800’s just sit in place. Can’t think they’re much different design wise.
 

Dealer

Member
Location
Shropshire
Hi kelmac yes we can supply new type guards and retaining clips I have sent you an email regards thanks neilo for the heads up.
 

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