Looks nice! I love that it has some cover from the rain. We're looking to build one for this fall/winter...is yours light-weight enough to move around to different locations in the pasture? I don't want to feed in the same spot everyday and create a mud hole!
Yes it is built with 15 2x6's, and I use the draw bar on my tractor to pull it, but it can be moved around by hand if there was no Hay on it. The roof is made out those heavy vinyl displays used on the side of delivery trucks, I just stretched it tight. Super easy to build.
That's a nice feeder, kory . Thanks for sharing. I like the "natural" touch added by using logs for the slats. Are the cows or calves wasting much at this point? I suppose if you're keeping the feeder moved often enough, they should be able to clean up what they drop before it gets trampled or defecated/urinated on.
Your small herd looks happy and healthy!
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That's nice feeder, kory. Thanks for sharing. I like the "natural" touch added by using logs for the slats. Are the cows or calves wasting much at this point? I suppose if you're keeping the feeder moved often enough, they should be able to clean up what they drop before it gets trampled or defecated/urinated on.
Your small herd looks happy and healthy!
So far it doesn't look like much is wasted, from I can see looking at it from a distance, but I like the idea of putting something a little extra, to keep them From pulling too much hay out, I spaced the Adler poles( they grow like weeds here in Washington) at 12" maybe a couple more laid in there horizontal will slow it down some, trial and error and I guess, but what isn't with Cows.
I struggled for a bit with the bigger of the two cows keeping her conditioned, but she seems to be filled out considerably, I just had the AI tech out on Saturday to get her bred again, my new chute extension and crowding pen worked awesome!!! Night and day difference from he last time I tried to get her in the chute... What S show that was...
How tipsy is it? Looks like maybe you have it staked into the ground on the edge?
I want to build a covered outdoor feeder like yours, thanks for showing us so we can borrow your ideas!
No, it is really stable... It is 8' long and 3' wide I tow it with the draw bar on my tractor. I didn't stake it down as the deck Height is only about 27" tall, it has a low center of gravity with not much lumber up high, you more than welcome to ask questions if you need help along the way.
where are the photos? This thread is already 4 years old, i don't even think that the author remembers about it, he surely doesn't give a damn about it. However, i am looking to build a new bunk feeder soon and i would also been really interested to see some photos of some feeders in here. I am not really sure how to do it. It will be the first time i will construct such a thing by myself. I guess i will need a great a cordless sander that actually packs a punch. I would also like to install a rain cover, that is for sure.
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