What is a creep feeder?

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Creep Feeders for Sheep and Goats

A creep feeder provides a physical barrier that only allows smaller animals access. They typically have a pen with narrow vertical bars and adjustable horizontal bars protecting entry to the feeder. This allows smaller animals to enter and feed on precious and expensive minerals while keeping adults out.

They provide an essential sorting technique to ensure the young animals have access to the necessary nutrients they need without having to compete with adults. Below are some examples of the feeders for different types of animals.

Types of Creep Feeders

Below are a few different creep feeder designs that all provide a safe, non-competitive eating environment away from hungry adults. Creating a stress-free eating area is key to allowing the little ones to get feed without having to push and fight their way in against larger animals.

Goat Creep Feeders

This feeder can also be used for sheep and will separate the smaller kids from the adults and protect your precious (and expensive) supplements. It is an essential component of an accelerated kidding and/or early weaning management program. It increases pre-weaning weight gains, especially for kids reared as a twin or triplet. They’ll reach a target market weight and can be marketed at a younger age. They all have a covered shelter to help keep the feeder dry and protect it from being blown around in windy areas.

 

Pictures of Sheep and Goat Creep Feeders


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Creep Feeders for Calves

Creep feeding will have your calves ready for market sooner in high quality condition. Creep feeding also assures less strain on your brood stock. Healthy brood stock means better quality calves year after year.

Pictures of Calf Creep Feeders

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Deer Creep Feeders

Nutrition is the key to successful wildlife and game management. And nothing is more important than protein. Protein is absolutely essential to the health of your entire herd and to the potential for trophy bucks. Whitetail deer need protein all year round, especially after the rut and during the critical 200-day antler-growing period. Protein feeding is the ideal complement to natural forage.

Pictures of Deer Creep Feeders


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Barn World carries a large selection of creep feeders, both large and small.  To see the full line up of feeders, please visit Barn World today or call (720) 238-2190.

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