NFU Mutual Smallholding Insurance

Author Topic: Water buckets  (Read 4675 times)


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Water buckets
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 06:13:27 pm »
A few of my BT's refuse cold water in the depth of winter, and if offered will prefer warm in summer too. Mine only get warm water if the bucket freeze solid, and it works. I am not sure it makes them produce more milk, and if it does, wouldn't the milk just be waterier and have reduced butterfat?
Problem is if they come as older animals with certain habits... one of my GG's refuses to eat dairy nuts, in her previous place she was on goat mix... so off I totter and buy the expensive stuff...
Voss Electric Fence


  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Water buckets
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 06:45:46 pm »
Mine have a simple choice...drink it or go thirsty ;) ;D



Started by Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

Replies: 12
Views: 3138
Last post January 02, 2015, 08:47:00 pm
by Mad Goatwoman of Madeley
Milking buckets

Started by Bumblebear

Replies: 5
Views: 1757
Last post August 23, 2012, 11:34:01 pm
by Mad Goatwoman of Madeley
Milking buckets

Started by Herdygirl

Replies: 5
Views: 1134
Last post March 08, 2017, 07:16:02 pm
by clydesdaleclopper
Protein / Feed Buckets

Started by cuckoo

Replies: 4
Views: 1569
Last post November 22, 2014, 11:39:05 am
by fiestyredhead331

Started by langdon

Replies: 6
Views: 1595
Last post July 16, 2010, 11:53:42 pm
by ballingall

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Little Peckers

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2020. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS