We are not finished yet, but we are making progress! So Excited! The outer walls will be tin floor to ceiling. There will also be a cedar rail fence closing the room off form the rest of the barn. You'll have to use your imagination some! Front view
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Post by Nonesuch Melissa on Mar 27, 2010 7:26:24 GMT -5
Very nice.. and please do post as you go... gives me ideas!
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Here is our current progress. We still have to put up cattle panel on the gates and tin the outer walls, but that will have to wait until we get the feed room floor done. It's all coming together! I started putting Lana in it to get her used to it and she seems to think it will work
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2010 17:19:36 GMT -5 by Kimberly
Here's an F.Y.I..... You are probably going to want a much bigger feed pan. When she lifts her head to chew food is going to go everywhere. This is experience speaking..... ;D I've finally gotten mine so they can't spill food and it makes for a much cleaner floor. Chickens hate it and so do the ducks that stick there ducky little heads under the door near the front of the stanchion but we sure like it better.
Hope things are still progressing well.
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2010 20:22:15 GMT -5 by jehuchris
LOl, Chris that is a great observation! I actually wondered if anyone was going to say anything about it. That is just my feed bucket that I used to teach her that the stanchion was a happy place to be. She wasn't be milked yet in these photos. Now that we are milking, she has a nice big bin that is full of her favorite things. Every morning and evening she is waiting at the gate staring ahead at the feed area as if summoning the feed to her bin and the gate open
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