Sheep

Barn Setup for Lambing Season

There is an open 36×36 area to the rear of the barn that we’ve split into the main sheep area, creep feed pen for the lambs and the opening into “lamb alley” where the jug pens are located. This first picture shows the 24×36 main sheep area.


The second picture is 2, 12×12 “social” pens for keeping an eye on problems that might arise. After lambing is finished, these get converted into a 12×24 creep pen using bar gates in front.
For now there are 4 horse hay feeders attached to the wall. At some point there will be feeders similar to the ones in the first picture but that hang on the wall.


This picture shows the 12×12 opening into “Lamb Alley”.


Lamb Alley where we have 6, 6×5 jug pens for new moms and babies. The entire alley is 12×36.


Medical pen. 12×24 area with a chute set up into a squeeze stand/tilt table for trimming and giving shots.


The gate to the right swings out against the wall, utilizing the tilt table as a chute wall and goes into a caged scale at the other end.


Another view of the whole chute system. The scale will sit on the giant board inside the cage. It’s currently getting repaired.


This picture shows the old stall fronts from 4 horse stalls turned into the jug and medical pens. The shelves on the end hold meds and supplies, the feeder on the wall with an old table leaf makes a great table, the pink cooler makes a great stool while trimming hooves, the shear stand is portable and pretty self explanatory.


The rest of the barn you can’t see is a 12×48 alley way in front of the horse stall fronts, 2-12×12 horse stalls (still intact), a 12×12 feed room in the process of getting cleaned out, and a 12×12 entryway to the East. Also along the East is a 12×84 overhang with large portions of it becoming a welding area and woodshop.

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