Square Buckets with Drilled Holes
Pre-drilled square buckets are ideal when building DIY feeders for orphan lambs and goat kids. Flat sides won’t wobble on walls and panels, reducing the likelihood of being knocked around by assertive livestock.
We’ll drill our square buckets with your choice of holes for bucket teat units or spiral poultry feeders.
Before completing your order…
- Order accessories that go along with the drilled buckets under “Accessories” tab below—teat units, lids, etc.
- Specify the number of holes and location (see second photo) per bucket at checkout by using the letters in the customization box.
Hole for the Spiral Feeder will be in the bottom center of the bucket.
Please specify location and number of holes per bucket at checkout using the customization box.
Optional Accessories (sold separately)
Accessories listed below can be used with Premier’s Square Buckets:
- Bucket Teat Units
- Bucket teat units were first introduced to the USA by Premier over 30 years ago. They have been the “gold standard” design ever since. Premier’s teat units fit a wide range of teats for lambs, goat kids and calves.
- Removable lid protects milk from barn pests including birds and rodents. Easy grip tab to help remove lid.
- Premier Bucket Holder
- Welded wire bracket holds buckets securely. Drops easily into place on wire panels or 1" wood planks.
- Spiral Feeder
- A simple way to feed crumbles, wheat, barley and cracked corn to poultry and gamebirds. Feeder can be fitted into the base of any bucket.
Not sure what you need? Premier’s Lamb ‘N’ Kid Orphan Feeding Buckets may be a good choice. Kits include a pre-drilled bucket, teat units, natural flat-back latex teats, bucket holder and a teat unit wrench.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Aaron E from Iowa
Nice sturdy buckets with the holes already drilled. It is easy enough to drill your own holes but they do it cheap enough that it is worth the convenience. We use 4 nipples on a bucket in a pen of 8–10 lambs and provide a continuous supply of cold milk. Intake and lamb growth are much better than the bottle system.
Jim & Beth L from Oklahoma
We have two of these and the other one is probably 6 years old. Because of where we hang this one, it tilts slightly forward so we only put 4 holes on it. It is working as good as the old one. Good buy!
Joe K from Pennsylvania
Ordered a bucket with holes for 4 teats. Installed all of them and 3 out of the 4 teats leak around the seal. In the directions they state that a 2nd sealing ring may be required if it leaks.
So why does a customer have to buy more seals just because it wasn’t designed properly. Now I have to buy 3 more seals and pay a ridiculously high shipping charge for parts that shouldn’t be needed in the first place.
Callene R from Kansas
As much as it emotionally pained me to purchase a bucket when I have them lying around, the absolute ease of having the exact pre-drilled holes that fit the exact teat units and being able to assemble the whole thing in 5 minutes was priceless! No leaks, no cursing, easy peasy. The kids took to the teats immediately. The only thing I’m disappointed in is that I didn’t try this system sooner.
Diana S from California
This is my 4th year using this bucket, and it continues to work GREAT. I bought it pre-drilled and use the red nipples and the hanger. Both kids and bummer lambs adapt readily and for all this time it has continued to hold up to all the banging and chaos. I’ve had a couple of nipples chewed a bit and have had to replace them, but aside from that this is a wonderful, durable feeding bucket that you will be very happy with.