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Meet the goatastoga

Discussion in 'Fencing, Housing, Manure Management' started by bjjohns, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Apr 16, 2017
    bjjohns

    bjjohns Loving the herd life

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    Made this in early 2015. It's a farm wagon with a floor made out of gravel screens (for poo drop-thru), hoops from gray plastic conduit (for sun resistance) and a recycled billboard tarp. We do rotational grazing, and didn't want permanent dead spots in each field. IMG_20160530_080932.jpg
     
  2. Apr 16, 2017
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Loving the herd life

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    Isn't that cute!!?!! Looks like they love those stairs, too.
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Now that is cute and functional!!
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Love it!
     
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    NH homesteader

    NH homesteader Herd Master

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    I love it! Does the gravel screen flooring bother them? It's so cute and I love portable housing!
     
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    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    What a great concept! Looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2017
    bjjohns

    bjjohns Loving the herd life

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    The screens are fairly closely woven. Turns out they wear fast, and gravel pits will sell them for scrap pricing.
    They have sharp exposed edge wires. I covered those with pressure treated 2x4's. These boards are the ones going left to right in the picture below.
    screen.jpg
     
  8. Apr 17, 2017
    mysunwolf

    mysunwolf True BYH Addict

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    I love this! But I'm so jealous of people who can keep these kinds of things on their property... I have had multiple hoop structures and mobile sheds get destroyed in our winds :(
     
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    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    very cool looking!
     
  10. Apr 17, 2017
    CntryBoy777

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    Great Job!!...:thumbsup