Originally Posted by attimus
Originally Posted by perchie.girl
Awesome idea... I have a similar idea for feeding goats but I do a whole bale at a time. our bales are Three strand and weigh about 125 puunds. I want to stage the hay so the when its time to feed I can just slide the bale off a shelf that holds three bales that I can off load from the pickup truck. one bale is good for ten days for four nigerian dwarfs. So three bales per month No lifting No trundling down to the shed with a wagon.
Think I'm going to steal this idea when it comes time for me to get goats. I think I've got a pretty good visual. How high off the ground is the shelf?
about the hieght of the pickup truck bed. I havent built it yet. but I have these kinds of doors for the animal enclosure. Dang I cant find a photo. but here is a sketch I drew.
Ok what I want to do is use this foot print with goats. REINFORCED of course. With another of those gate panels for entry and exit for the goats and so they can be locked up at night. But the one with the door you see can open either way. I want to rotate the panel so the door is at the top. door removed.
Now I can push feed in through the door into a feed space blocked comjpletely by cattle panel. This will keep the goats contained Feed contained and I keep my sanity..... The cattle panel will protect the hay from them standing on top of it.
The hay bales are 22 x 15 x 44. Id make the space just big enough to lay the bale on its narrowest side or 22 inches deep. So even the small guys can get to it.
The enclosure should be large enough for four Nigerians or Pygmys. I want to build a shelf for them to get up on for sleeping. too.
Dang I need to draw this.