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Old 28th January 2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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hay and grain feeders- cheap

We are looking for hay feeders for our goats and came across these http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=349892022 on trade me. Too far to freight down for us but too good a product to pass on. We will be trying to get some from more locally but if anyone here were interested, I think its a wonderful idea.
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Old 28th January 2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

Hope i haven't broken any rules here, just think there could be someone who is closer and can take advantage on a covered feeder for under $5 at present.
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Old 28th January 2011, 08:46 AM   #3
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

I have some that look exactly like that but the hook over the post and rail fence, brillant! easy to move and refill, the only thing I would say is hubby drilled a couple of holes in the bottom as they did hold water in wet weather.
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Old 28th January 2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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Just noticed that this design has a bung, excellent improvement
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Old 28th January 2011, 08:48 AM   #5
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

I have one of those also TKP, its great.

I doubt those ones on trade me will sell for less than $100 but even then it would be a good deal.
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Old 28th January 2011, 08:57 AM   #6
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

My thoughts exactly Xartep. We have contacted the parent company and are getting 2 sent down to us as the price difference for 2nd hand + freight and new aint going to be all that much. They fit the bill with what we are looking for as most of our goats now have horns and looking at past posts about the hay net baggie things and tangled goats, these will be perfect.
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Old 28th January 2011, 09:39 AM   #7
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

They do look good. Where do you get them from & how much new GM?
TKP where did yours come from, hooking over a fence would be handy too...
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Old 28th January 2011, 09:49 AM   #8
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They do look good. Where do you get them from & how much new GM?
TKP where did yours come from, hooking over a fence would be handy too...
The hooking over the fence ones are almost exactly the same, may be the same company.
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Old 28th January 2011, 10:12 AM   #9
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Jo, this is where we saw them. You could get them through PGG or RD 1 .
http://www.mckeeplastics.co.nz/cms/p...d_grain_feeder
Exactly whats needed to keep hay dry and to catch spillage. I spoke to the woman on Trade Me and they are getting out of farming and going back to teaching but she raved about the ones they have.
I see them as a way to save on feed wastage and so all sizes of goats can get feed without sitting in it
Xartep, I think they are the same ones as there is a fence hung one as well. The bird skirt is just thick strips of plastic rivited on kinda like at the meat works of the supermarket or those stripy fly strip thingies granny always had over the back door, (no offence to any "grannies" who do have them. I loved my granny and running in and out of those things untill I stopped and looked at the fly poo on them)
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Old 28th January 2011, 10:37 AM   #10
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I actually bought mine at a field days about 3 years ago, I think it was Mckee plastics, they have and outlet in hamilton. I think I paid $140 each for them.
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Old 28th January 2011, 10:43 AM   #11
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

We have one of those, it is awesome. Will be interesting to watch what it / they go for. I bet the winner takes all, I would at the right price.

With our ordinary hay racks so much is lost to spillage, and we all know how fussy goats are . Never mind, it does go as bedding.

This unit can have hay in the rack and feed in the tray.
We are thinking of shortening the legs on ours as it is a little high for them to eat out of the tray. Angora are not known for their long legs.
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Old 28th January 2011, 11:02 AM   #12
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We have a mix of Saanen/Alpine and Arapawa so both ends of the long leg spectrum. All should be able to get to it though. Those wee girls are nimble
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Old 28th January 2011, 11:23 AM   #13
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

we have an over-the-fence one from Mckee plastics also - fantastic thing

we also have a whole heap of their water troughs - all got from the fieldays last year at a damn good price

those aren't that far from us - might put them on my watch list
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Old 28th January 2011, 01:36 PM   #14
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

Now is this where we say we want all, or one of them? I can see us all bidding against each other and the only winner will be the seller.
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Old 28th January 2011, 01:47 PM   #15
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Nah Spook, this is where we say one each and split the price between those interested. work together and it becomes win win all round.
I'm out because of freight but Danny at RD 1 can get some down for us.
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Old 28th January 2011, 04:44 PM   #16
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

Wow, they are quite pricey to buy new

I have to admit to being keen, depending on the price.
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Old 28th January 2011, 09:34 PM   #17
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

if I was closer I'd be snappin them up so someone call dibs on here!!
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Old 29th January 2011, 06:11 AM   #18
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

If I were closer I would love one, they look awesome but having checked out the new price I'm thinking that's an awful lot of spilled feed it would have to be saving, I'll have to stick to cheap buckets and use the wasted hay as mulch until we win lotto methinks...
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Old 29th January 2011, 06:49 AM   #19
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

I checked with hubby and he said he thought we paid more like $190 for them. the over the fence ones are great for goats, one of mine has horns, but the cows do bunt them off the fence if they are empty, then shite on them, yuck.
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Ooh they are close to me! Thanks for the tipoff goatmama. Up to $50.50 now though!
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Old 29th January 2011, 09:27 PM   #21
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

Hi, a wee tip, many of these plastic manufacturers of troughs etc these people often have 2nds, which you can look through and are very cheap and a reasonable price. We have brought a number of water troughs which were 2nds and there is nothing wrong with them, sometimes just a wee bit of thickened plastic, or a wee nick in the edge and they are fine. Cheers
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Re: hay and grain feeders- cheap

Hey re these feeders I have won the auction for $244. I looked up the website as per the link above and I really couldn't justify the price of a new one at around $465. I put in an autobid of $250 and what do ya know - I won! Anyway - I can maybe take 2 max (maybe just one when hubby hears that I bought one - does anybody want the other one? I will have to travel to morrinsville to pick mine up and I am in Franklin (Hunua) so if anybody wants one just PM me.

God I hope I wasn't bidding against another member here - hard to know, YIKES!
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Old 1st February 2011, 04:20 PM   #23
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Well done BV. I had an auto bid to $100, after that I thought I'd wait to fieldays. I found the reciept and I paid $179 each for the post and rail fence ones.
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Old 1st February 2011, 04:24 PM   #24
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Yes - I looked at the website and the fence ones were advertised for $220 without the birdskirt. I dont know if I am going to make it to field days this year either. I was shocked by the amount of "junk" last year. It was the first year I have been for a loooong time and always before I have been as an exhibitor so I think I need to be a bit more familiar with the event to figure out where and how much is the stuff I am interested in
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Old 1st February 2011, 10:48 PM   #25
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Congrats BV. We are getting 2 sent down. Spoke to the lady and she was really nice to deal with. Glad that someone here benefitted from the add.
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