cows?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by first time farmer, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 horses but 5 box stalls and a straight stall. I want to get a 1 or 2 beef cows can i use the 2 extra stalls or should i build a new cow area kind of thing(i am building an addition onto my barn so another box stall or something a little bigger is doable) just wanted some others thoughts before i decided anything.
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    You can use those stalls but, as long as you are building somethings to think about.
    1. Is it convient for them to go in and out? Or will it be a hassle?
    2. Will 1 or 2 be it? Or will you be breeding them and expanding the herd? In that case a loafen type shed/pen might be better.
    3. Will you be getting more horses and needing those spots?
    4. Where will you be feeding and watering them?

    These are just a couple things to get you looking at the setup/situation. Without us seeing the setup it's hard for us to say if you want to use those two extra stalls for the beef or if you should build something different for them.

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  3. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    personnaly I would make them their own area,do you really want to put them in and out everyday and clean a boxstall for cows?..I wouldnt,make them a lean to where they can be in or out wherever they want to be..save yourself alot of work.
     
  4. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I was talking to my dad and he said we will be building a new barn once its summer so all my animals will be in one barn (we are getting sheep, pigs, the 2 cows and maybe a donkey or a mule.) so we will have the cows in there own area with a pasture and a run in in the basement of the barn. I am so excited!
     

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