Getting ready for spring (kidding house)

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by PsRumors, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    Since we have not been blessed with a barn as of yet we have to get ready for Spring with alternatives. This will be the kidding house for the couple we hope to have arrive and then it will be moved and used for billy's house.

    The floor is flattened expanded metal that will be covered in straw. We wanted something to get them up off the ground but wouldn't hold urine. It is 5'x10' with a 5' high front wall with a slope roof (metal) down to the back which is 4' high. Siding will be 2x10s.

    Being on the 6X6 skids it can be moved as needed when we rotate graze mr Billy once he is gifted with the house.

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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    that is a great idea....thanks for sharing with us.... :greengrin: :thumbup:
     

  3. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    :drool: :drool: :drool:
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    verynifty -- just make sure little hooves cant get through those holes in any way
     
  5. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    I dont think there is any way a small hoove can get through there. They are pretty small holes.

    Hopefully it will be finished tomorrow and I can post pics.
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  7. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Very nice! Wanna come build one for me?? ;)
     
  8. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    neat house, it should work well. Easy to clean and will let mositure go to the ground. And movable! always a plus.
    beth
     
  9. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    Does that metal flooring cost much? We have built a hoop house witha wood frame and have been thinking about putting in a floor.
     
  10. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    Thanks for the compliments and input all.

    The expanded metal is 5x10 and was $75. By the time you add up all of the wood for a wood floor there isn't much of a cost difference.

    Made some more progress.

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    You can see the entrance here. It is a little on the big side but it makes human entry much easier.

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    The "rafters" are tied in using metal brackets

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    Be sure to bend those sharp edges in just in case someone rares up

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  11. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    You know, that looks pretty simple to build, even for someone like me. :oops: Thanks for those detailed pictures, I may just try to do this. :)
     
  12. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    It really isn't hard. My building skills are not very good at all. I can point out all sorts of mistakes I have made but the goats will never know.
     
  13. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    If I would quit taking pictures and posting on the internet I might just be able to get this finished.

    Roof is on and the back has siding.

    If I were to build another I wouldn't make it quite so tall and would make the roof not quite as steep.

    You can get a good idea what it will look like. If I can find some 6x6x12s or even 16s I will start another.

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  14. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    wow very cool. are you going to insulate it?

    :thumb: nice job!
     
  15. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    Thanks!

    Not planing on insulation. Even our coldest days here are nothing like up there.
     
  16. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Really nice goat house. Great job! :thumbup:
     
  17. Kat@Redbud

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    Sep 13, 2009
    SW MO
    :pray: hum...something to show my husband, I love it.
    Is there a way to sent these pics to a friend who is not part of this group, she has no barn and these wood be prefect. What is 'expaned metal'? I can't tell with my old eyes... :roll:
    Kat
     
  18. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
  19. PsRumors

    PsRumors New Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
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