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Joseph Fields
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Any ideas for a wind break for sheep. Mine seam to dislike my two barns for some reason. I have been pondering some wind breaks to keep them a little more warm, or should I just assume they will start utilizing the barns when they get cold.
 
Kim Kingbold
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I use a 3ft wide sheet of roofing tin, cattle panel and tposts. Put 4 tposts in the ground and wire your panel to them. Put the tin on the north side and take 4 more tposts and put those on the outside of the tin so it is sandwiched between. You don't need to drive the second set of posts into the ground. Wire the posts in pairs with tie wire under the tin and over it. You are wiring the sets of posts together, no need to drill or fasten anything into the tin.
 
Joseph Fields
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Kim Kingbold wrote:I use a 3ft wide sheet of roofing tin, cattle panel and tposts. Put 4 tposts in the ground and wire your panel to them. Put the tin on the north side and take 4 more tposts and put those on the outside of the tin so it is sandwiched between. You don't need to drive the second set of posts into the ground. Wire the posts in pairs with tie wire under the tin and over it. You are wiring the sets of posts together, no need to drill or fasten anything into the tin.
Great idea, I got all that stuff on hand. Thanks
 
Alison Thomas
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We've used straw bales pushed into a "U" shape. If necessary we can sling a piece of tin over the top as a roof weighted down with logs or similar. The sheep seem to like munching the straw whilst the bad weather passes.
 
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