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Offline MikeM

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Sheep locked out of their normal siesta spot
« on: August 10, 2017, 04:58:52 PM »
My sheep have been bedding down at the end of my shop but the planned use of that space is for lambing stalls and sorting area outside of the main fence.  I was finally able to get to the project this week and finished it up this afternoon.  This part of the building is typical pole barn and was open span except for the two end posts.  Finding spots that was more dirt than rock worked out fortunately.  The holes all had to be dug with a rock bar and manual post hole digger since there was way too much rock there to use the auger.  I used Sheep and Goat Panels for the outside fence to make it sturdier than regular wire.  The sorting chute and tilt table are just  outside this pen.

After I got it all done the sheep stood there starting at what had been their bedding area trying to figure out how to get in.

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Re: Sheep locked out of their normal siesta spot
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 10:20:44 PM »
Looking good.  What do you use your sheep for?  Just curious.

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Re: Sheep locked out of their normal siesta spot
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 05:46:25 AM »
That last picture is so funny. Your caption describing the sheep standing there staring at the area trying to figure out how to get in made me laugh.

You can almost see a bubble cartoon speech bubble over their head with a  "What the heck ?" moment  going through their minds. 
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Re: Sheep locked out of their normal siesta spot
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 06:09:16 AM »
Your work looks very professionally done. I think you will get great service for many years with this setup.

The sheep do have that "what the heck" look to them.
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Re: Sheep locked out of their normal siesta spot
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 06:19:27 AM »
Looking good.  What do you use your sheep for?  Just curious.


They are being raised for meat.  Most of the ewes are breeders except for 3 that will be culled for meat sales or sold bred is someone wants them that way. The wethers born last season are all sold or in the freezer.
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Re: Sheep locked out of their normal siesta spot
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 11:19:58 AM »
very nice Clean set up you got there Mike.

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Re: Sheep locked out of their normal siesta spot
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 12:30:58 PM »
Thank you - we were pleased with the way it turned out and the handling chute at the base of the hill makes some otherwise useless space into a useful spot.
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