Walkthrough sheep feeders

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
how do people get on with lambs getting mixed up using walkthrough feeders after lambing ., we generally feed in troughs for first few days , some have come up locally
 

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
how do people get on with lambs getting mixed up using walkthrough feeders after lambing ., we generally feed in troughs for first few days , some have come up locally
Simple, after lambing I don’t put them anywhere near walk through feeders. They just make for a sodding nightmare of a headache. Constant bleating because they are on the wrong side! I’d stick too feeding in troughs post lambing if I were you bud
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
Simple, after lambing I don’t put them anywhere near walk through feeders. They just make for a sodding nightmare of a headache. Constant bleating because they are on the wrong side! I’d stick too feeding in troughs post lambing if I were you bud
thats what i thought , most go out within a few days , but there is always that few that stay in . suppose i could put some 6x4 mesh down one side to split the shed up be able to feed one side ok
 

David.

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Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
But they do make it easy to see what is going on without disturbing the sheep.
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Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
But they do make it easy to see what is going on without disturbing the sheep.
Pre lambing I don’t think there is anything better. But the moment the lambs are out they cause problems. Even if it’s lamb 1 climbing into it and getting lost in the next pen of 30 ewes while the ewe has lamb 2. Generally encouraged by the stupid bint in there who is after everyone’s lambs while she is still 2 weeks from lambing herself! 😥
When the weather turns on us and I have too stack them up inside then I use all sorts of crap too barricade up 1 side of the troughs too stop pen swaps.
 

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Its twenty yrs since i changed to feed barriers
Rats like to live under walk thru feeders too
It makes for right good sport usually! My mum and dad have a working teckel pack. Never seen anything that can touch them for ratting! Apart from Grandma’s prize poodle stud dog years ago… 🤔
But get the pack there the day we lift the troughs out, real good fun!! 😂
 

Mc115reed

Member
I use walk through feeders but I just use them for hay, ewe rolls on the floor for corn.. if I use them for ewes and lambs pens I tie hurdles up the inside of them so ewes can just pull hay through the hurdles like a hay rack..
 

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