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Creep Feeder For Goats | Kiko Goats

what's going on guys welcome back to

Bois d'Arc Keiko's this is Josh I want

to show you guys my creepy - I got it

set up I got it out I'm gonna set it up

that away so the baby goats you can come

in here and eat like a buffet 24/7 I got

a feed out here all the time for them it

takes just a little bit of time for them

to get started on pellets but once they

get started they're gonna have it all

the time

the creek feeder I got to come from

North East Gate company

I'll get back and show you it's a

hundred and fifty pound creep feeder it

can be out in the weather it's got

adjustable gates there's a arm that you

can raise up and down for the height he

can take the adjustable gates in and out

I got it set up right now for these

babies the yearlings they can't get in

there so uh let's take a look at

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all right so you can see how it's set up

and I got to eat right here her

adjustable I can spread them out further

apart

I've got it set up now where the babies

can go in there and then this you can

raise it up and down so you can adjust

the height of it and then inside you can

see back in here I'll show it it's got a

trough inside there there's your trough

in there the feed comes down and gets in

that trough you can see where the baby

goats can get in there and eat here's

how you adjust adjust these

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all right so right here is where you put

the feet in it's got a lid and this got

a trough system

it holds 150 pounds of feed and the feed

just kind of gradually falls down the

trough all right that's how simple it is

you put feet in it stay out in the

weather it gives these baby kid goats

when they start learning how to eat

pellets they'll go in there and access

the food 24/7 and let's let's fill it up

now I'll show you filling it up all

right got a feed

open the lid

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now see that yearling she's trying to

get in there and she can't she's too big

so that prevents her we're going in

there and eating all the food all the

time to where you can put the baby goats

in there and they can get in there and

eat this right here is one of my

favorite ones little New Zealand Dolan

she pretty

I'm gonna show you I'll put her in there

and these baby goats are curious they'll

all learn to go in there and they'll be

able to go in there and eat I'll show

you how they go in and out all right so

I got it filled up everything good to go

the baby goats will figure out where

this is and what's in there and they'll

start using this to get get their feed

plus W getting it from their mom the

milk and then they'll be out grazing on

the winter pastures we have and the hay

so I want these goats to have the best

and if me starting them early and giving

them that creep feed and building them

up building that body up building that

weight up hey why not why not give them

the best it's going to benefit them yes

I have pastures for them to graze but

I'm gonna creep feed em and give them

the best opportunity I can so that's why

I bought it last year invested in it it

worked out really good and this year I

got it set up got it ready to go and

I've got a great group of kids and I

want them to be the best they can be

all right I had a question asked about

can I explain the difference in New

Zealand's purebred registered or not and

just about a regular Keiko so I was

going to go over that so New Zealand

Kiko's they were brought into the u.s.

in 1992 from New Zealand they were

developed from a feral goat their

ancestors when they brought them he goes

in they ever since that point on in 1992

a New Zealand ties back to the original

imports into the United States you also

have a purebred Kiko a purebred Kiko can

be from a purebred buck or a New Zealand

Kiko Bo and you can breed it up the

first cross is 50% the second cross is

75% third cross would be 88% the fourth

cross is 94% 94% qualifies as a purebred

so you would have a purebred Kiko goat

at the fourth cross and it could only be

rested as high as a purebred if you use

New Zealand bucks they'll only be

purebred so you can register the Dolans

and breed your program up and go from

there and have a purebred registered

heard I have a few I have several

purebred and I have about half and half

I have about half New Zealand and a

purebreds so that's kind of how when I

talk about a purebred that's that's kind

of where they come from and then I talk

about my commercials so all of my

commercials are all Kiko's they just do

not have any registration no papers

there is no line egde to go back to

their ancestors

so I there could be a possibility that I

would have some kids that are a hundred

percent there that are purebred but I

don't restroom I just sell them ask

Marshall maybe they don't meet my

criteria for a goat to leave my farm but

there will be some that are registered

and like I said I start my price ranges

a little different commercial start at a

certain point then I go up to purebred

and then New Zealand and then as far as

the Bucks go I'm only going to keep a

select few we're going to Wham we're

going to get their average daily gains

and we're going to see how they progress

and if they make really good could

possibly make really good hurt size

we're going to keep them and we're going

to offer a select few I intend on

putting some of the Bucks in a buck test

to see how how they do against other

farms and I'll talk about that in

another video but I had that question

from a subscriber and I've had that

question asked a few times and I kind of

just wanted to go over that explain that

but Kiko's Keiko's is there a meat goat

that's what they're raised for is to be

eaten some of the stock that we have

will be you know breeding stock but when

we have a batch of up kids and say just

for instance we have 50 kids we might

only keep five or six of them bucks that

are the top-performing bucks in that

group and evaluate them and see how they

go off and then we'll offer them for

sale the rest will just go straight to

the meat market and that's you know kind

of the way we build our herd up alright

so got a few more chores to do around

here you can see my hay bale feeder is

empty I'm going to fill it up we got

some bad weather coming today it's I got

a t-shirt on it's in the high 70s but

we're expecting some rain

of course my mud is just now drying up

but they're expecting rain this week and

possibly a chance of ice and snow maybe

I doubt it but it's in the forecast so

we'll see but I want to go out get some

hay and put that out and get ready for

this week and I'll show you guys doing

that

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alright guys got my got McCree Peter set

out got it got some creep feet in it got

my got a new bell put out you can see I

got that set up with my little bell fit

collapsible Bell feeder so I'm ready for

the more bad weather that's coming but

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