Do y'all mind sharing some pics with me of your shelters for you goats? I have a shed but it's a right squeeze now that we have more goats and i would like to add on. It's been 100% rain for the last 2 days!!
We plan on making one with about 4 cattle panels wide, so we can put a roll bale of hay in the middle, put pallets around it to keep them from eating from the bottom <so it doesn't fall over>.
I'm planning to put pallets on each end to enclose it a little bit so rain/snow doesn't blow in so bad, and have a tarp that I can pull down on nasty days over the doorway so there is only a little space for them to come/go and help with drafts.
Oh, OBS siding to also help with drafts.
Planning to start this next week. Thinking it will take a couple of days.
I love threads like this! Thanks everyone for posting their pictures. We painted one shelter yesterday and I have two more I'm that are in progress. We used to use cattle panels in a hoop house design. My goats were just too big and we found ourselves building new ones every year from them getting trashed.
This is our set up... We have 2 main 8x8 barns split in half and then 5 calf huts. Its already starting to get into the lower 40s so between their coats and the bedded down shelters, our girls should be good and warm for winter.