How to Make a Kid and Goat Creep Feeder

By Kay Baxter

Creep feeding kids or baby goats is the accepted method of feeding to lesson the stress of weaning. Creep feeding is also used to make the kids gain the maximum amount of weight without wasting feed. Using a creep feeder is especially important for kids that are born in sets of twins or triplets. Be sure to clean the creep feeder daily and always remove and dispose of wet feed. Never let the feeder go empty or the kids will be at risk of enterotoxemia or over-eating syndrome.

Choose a spot to locate the creep feeder that has plenty of shade and overhead protection from rain.

Cut out every other square of the bottom section of one of the four foot cattle panels with a saw. This will make holes big enough for the kids to get through, but not the mature goats.

Sink the bottom prongs of each piece of cattle panel into the ground arranging each piece to make a square.

Tie the corners together with clamps or plastic zip ties.

Attach brass snaps to one of the panels to make a gate to open and put the feed and water in.

Place a large feeder in the center of the creep feeder with goat feed for the kids.