DH built this for me last weekend - with stuff we had laying around. He also cut out and built a door for me. It's inside one of the stalls in the horse barn.
So I get to milk INSIDE this winter! YEAH!!!
From the side... I milk from the left, so this side is 3' long - the right side is full length. The side rails are 3' tall. The platform is 3' wide, and 8' long. The deck is 2x9 boards we had. the skids are 8' long rough cut 4x4 posts. There are three - one on each side, and one in the middle.
From the back. From the top of the deck to the bottom of the top rail of the stanchion was supposed to be 54". It's only 52", because I didn't communicate well, and it's a tad short for Tinkerbelle, but it works. The head catch is fixed on the right side, and swings on the left side. The opening between is about 6" wide. The bottom rail is about 2' from the deck. That's a good height, they can reach the feeder without stretching, which means no reason to step around. .
The door opens out into the pasture - I'm putting up a holding pen so I can bring all the cows in, let them into the stanchion one at a time, and turn them back out into the pasture one at a time.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
Apr 1, 2020 2:05:11 GMT -5
highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
May 7, 2020 14:39:23 GMT -5
biubiu: I think that CBD oil will be more popular. Because in is nice product for medicine and for simple guys.
Sept 15, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
guernseygirl: Can someone let me know if my pictures are showing up in the Auction Barn post? There should be 5 photos
Sept 20, 2020 20:58:54 GMT -5
wyatt: I treat cow s like people when doctoring.
Dec 15, 2020 22:54:52 GMT -5
ashlyn911: This is Fern! She’s an almost two year old heifer (Jersey/Brown Swiss). Her due date is Sunday.
Jun 17, 2021 0:49:56 GMT -5
hjp: Any tips on how to add a photo to a post?
Aug 24, 2021 18:13:11 GMT -5
correll17: We just purchased a dexter cox that is bred, due in April. We brought her home and was walking the fence, head butting the fence, so we got another dexter, now she is constantly headbutting her. Any ideas?
Sept 20, 2021 10:14:56 GMT -5
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