Hi all looking for ideas on a new goat house for kidding next spring as we have lost the nice big shed we rent.
We are in the UK, north Wales we have 12 goats they are currently out on pasture in a shed we were going to lamb in this coming spring, so need to build another shed looking for ideas needs to be movable if possible as planning is a nightmare.
When we went to our last homestead in GA (USA) I needed a goatshed quick and cheap. I pruned off the tops of six saplings in a rough rectangle, lashed a couple of poles to these with baler twine threaded through holes augered through the tops of the saplings, so as to not constrict them when they pollarded out again, and put a heavy truck tarp on this rough frame. Then I attached old carpets vertically for walls, leaving an open doorway and an opening a couple of feet high at the very top for ventilation in the hot weather (perhaps not needed in a cool climate) which we closed up with sacks for the winter. Inside I divided it into two rooms with fence and a gate, one for the main group of goats and the other for a milking stand and any isolation necessary, we put our dog in there at night for a while. Leaves and straw on the ground deeply, forked out whenever we were making up gardens. That ended up lasting five years, till we left that place. The trees would sprout out and every couple of years I'd clip the sprouts back and give them back to the goats....
hoop house? They are cheap and easy. Not the most windproof, though.
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