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Author Topic: Tombstone Feed barrier  (Read 1176 times)


  • Joined Jun 2012
Tombstone Feed barrier
« on: April 28, 2024, 06:29:03 pm »
Hi Folks,

hope you are having a lovely spring with plenty of happy and healthy kids!
I've been thinking for a while about a better way to feed the goats and came across a tombstone feeder - something like this: (if you can't get into the internet, it's something like a lot of inverted U-U-U-U, with enough space between each U for a neck, but not a body). I could probably ask the local blacksmith if he's got an idea to do them goat-safe or try something in wood.... Has anybody done that?

Happy herding  :wave:

Christian (Scottish Borders)


  • Joined Dec 2014
Re: Tombstone Feed barrier
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2024, 04:15:36 am »

    I have used this type of feeder in the way of pic 2 Also used the key hole type both made of wood put a step in front of it so thier feet/body is up it aids the head in and out and they do not seem to walk backwards pulling hay
  and wasting so much


  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: Tombstone Feed barrier
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2024, 06:38:29 pm »
Thanks Goatherd, good to know that they work. And yes, wasting hay is part of the problem I want solved....


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