Where to buy Polydome calf hutch?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by JessaLynn, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    I'm looking to buy one of those mini dome calf nursery for our goats.Anyone have one and know where I could get one? I believe they are around $200 but they are awesome and would be perfect for our pregnant does during and after kidding!!
     
  2. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    We have one for our two Pygmy does. My mom bought it over the phone at Farm Tek. Shipping is a killer but I believe they have one of the best prices for the hutch. Or you could google and see if someone sells more locally.

    I will attach a pic someone had posted here (or another forum, can't remember quite right) of a "home-made" hutch. It looks super easy to make using hog panels and a heavy-duty tarp. Again, not my pics, I just saved them on my computer, so I apologize if they are someone elses on here.

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  3. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Our TSC has them, I don't know the price though.....I saw them sitting on the back lot when purchasing our fence materials.
     
  4. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    We got ours on craigslist. check them out.
    beth
     
  5. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    I found one on craigslist but it's a 2 1/2hr drive and they want $250 for it. :scratch: I checked our TSC and all they have is the tanks and nothing on the website either.
     
  6. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Correction TSC did have a calf hutch on the website but it's $279 and not exactly what I wanted.It looks more like a dog house (doesn't look much bigger) I was hoping to find a polydome hut
     
  7. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    We were going to get the polydome ones but we could never find any at auctions that weren't going for outrageous prices, and they weren't really big enough for what we needed. We found a company out of WI that makes really nice calf hutches, they are extremely sturdy and they are opaque rather than translucent like the polydomes so in the summer they don't bake and in the winter they don't freeze. They are kind of pricey though, but they are well worth it: http://www.loyal-roth.com/Calf-Hutches.html
     
  8. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Wow they do seem nice but still got the problem with shipping if it's even possible. I guess I'll continue to look and hopefuly find one at an auction or maybe someone is selling.
     
  9. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
  10. mliga

    mliga New Member

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    Nov 27, 2009
    Kingwood, WV
    So as an update, how many have tried these and what does the shipping prices look like?

    Michelle in WV
     
  11. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    If there's a cattle farm anywhere near you stop and ask them!!
     
  12. I have a few calf hutches and love them. I found them used since the cost for new with shipping was very high!
     
  13. kids-n-peeps

    kids-n-peeps New Member

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    Aug 24, 2009
    Virginia
    We have a Polydome and love it. It works very well when you are rotating pasture - easy to move. They are hard to find, though.
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    We bought one of ours at the feed store....was very expensive,years ago can't remember the price....

    Then ...we seen an add in craigslist and bought a bigger one for $250 cheaper than what we paid for the smaller one...

    It seems that the smaller ones.. are built better and stronger and will last the thrashing of a full size boer buck.... the issue is that once they figure they can be moved... it is like a game to them...it is usually the bucks that like doing this.... :doh:
     
  15. CapriGem

    CapriGem Senior Member

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    May 12, 2010
    Western PA
    We have one for our doe pen. I love it. Got it from a friend who bought it at an auction. I do her website and I get freebies like the dome and first pick of new kids :love:

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    Lily is my adventurous girl, unfortunetly she has also been known to be accident prone. Nothing bad lately though.