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Discussion in 'Fencing, Housing, Manure Management' started by adlynch, Jun 17, 2017 at 11:00 PM.

  1. Jun 17, 2017 at 11:00 PM
    adlynch

    adlynch Exploring the pasture

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    The front half of this is currently being used for storage, and we converted the back half into a chicken coop. Would this work well for goats? (We are thinking smaller breeds) Excluding the chicken coop there is roughly a 10×15 ft area inside. Maybe add a door off the left side? A lean-to for shelter? Then fence in an area around it?
    Thoughts? Suggestions? Opinions?
    Thanks in advance! 20170616_152704.jpg 20170616_152748.jpg
     
  2. Jun 17, 2017 at 11:47 PM
    Southern by choice

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    Yes, it would work- you just need to seal the floor or it will get ruined. Also more ventilation for goats.
    Your feed cans would have to be removed.
    Any wiring will have to be covered so they don't chew it.
    The chicken coop wiring will not be strong enough- goats even Nigerians will crash right through it especially if there is ANY chicken food on the other side- or if they THINK there is any on the other side.
    :lol:
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2017 at 6:04 AM
    adlynch

    adlynch Exploring the pasture

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    I'm trying not to sound too dumb :rolleyes:, but by sealing the floor, do you mean painting it? And do you have any ideas about adding more ventilation? --I don't mean to sound lazy by asking questions and expecting answers! I've looked around this site a good bit at other posts, and i also bought that "goat notes" book. Any suggestions on where I could get more info? Thanks :)
     
  4. Jun 18, 2017 at 9:50 AM
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    Yes a sealer is like paint
    Another door or windows would increase ventilation
     
  5. Jun 18, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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    Thanks so much ! :thumbsup