Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by playswithfowl, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    I looked at a house for sale today that had a big barn, and was wondering what I would fill it up with. Thats when I wondered what everyone else does their barns. So what do you do with your barns?
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    storage, cattle, hogs and chickens of course!
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Oh, How I'd love to have a farm with one of those big huge Amish type barns. What I could do with one of those.

    I'd certainly have breeding pens inside with a goodly number of enclosed runs leading to the outside with built in water plumbing and feeders etc....

    And I'd probably have a couple of dexters and a jersey to milk.
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  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    hay storage and place to keep a thawed water trough for the horses.

    It would make a great foul weather play space for kids
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Fill it up with critters.
  6. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    OH the delema what to do with such a big space? oh I dunno fill it with things that need to be brushed and pet and rode and fed..... and things that would feed me and toys and hay and feed..... OOOH TO have such a building!!!! and ALL the money to buy all the things I want!!!
  7. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Fill it up with critters.

    Thats my vote!

    We have an old dairy barn- we call it the "Milk Cow Barn" but it now houses birds.

    But then a few of our other barns/buildings have names too:
    Camel Barn
    Zebra Barn
    Heated Barn
    Monkey Shed
    Brooder Barn
    Peacock Coop
    Sheep Shed
    Lofing Barn
    Llama Barn

    plus the usuals- Shop, Grainery, Feed Shed, etc.​
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Mine are mostly filled with sheep, dogs, chickens and pigeons. (and JUNK)
  9. Samarai Jenn

    Samarai Jenn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    Ours has... animals... We have a section for the goats, a section for the sheep, a section for the horses. We have an old hog barn, but no hogs... A few old calving barns, but no calves to put in them...
  10. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    I have another question, how do you section of ares for goats and sheep? How big of an area etc?

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