Right now I have two goats in a pen. Actually they're in the horse's run in shelter. Now that I have the barn the horses don't need the shelter and it makes a very nice goat house. Quite roomy for them and all I had to do was wire a gait on the front and viola.
Sammy my buck is in there because I don't really want him with my does because I'm trying to avoid having kids this year. And Oreo is with him to keep him company. That was supposed to be Dean's job (my whether) but he'd much rather be in with the girls so Oreo got the job. They're an unlikely pair but for whatever reason they get along pretty well.
So anyway the point to this thread is to see if anyone has any ideas on what I could buy or build to keep the goats from wasting so much hay? I considered hay bags but I'm worried they could get their heads stuck in them somehow. Or Oreo's horns. Or Sammy's big head if he stuck it through the single hole. I don't know if it would fit through the hole or not and if it did I don't know if he'd get it back out. I also considered the other kind of hay bag that has all the little slots to pull the hay out through instead of just the single hole, but I don't know if that would be dangerous or not because they could get a hoof caught through the netting. But then on the other hand if they did they should be able to just pull it back out. In theory. I had the same concern if I used hay nets. That would be cheapest to buy but would it be dangerous for goats?
Has anyone ever used hay bags for goats? And if yes what kind? Any other ideas?
Edited by Dakota Sunrise, 20 November 2011 - 09:38 PM.