Hoping to convert a current building 105ft x 55ft into a slatted sheep shed for in wintering ewes. Current floor is concrete.
What would people suggest as the most suitable and efficient layout.
Thanks very much
If you make your slats out of 6x2 timber with the timbers all going long ways they won’t need a leg in the middle. I support mine on a baton on the wall and then they sit on the feeders at the other side. It means the pens are only 8ft deep but it suits my shed ok. My shed is only rented so I don’t like anything to permanent.Interested as after leasing another block with big solid floor shed and want to put in wooden slats for wintering some of the ewes on. Needs to be removable so I was thinking of making 8x4 slats and putting 2ft legs on them kinda like a big table. Lift them out with bale handler. Dad has a similar set up but his is small and involves digging out farmers friends out of the shite when cleaning out. Not wanting to replicate that
Mine are 18 or 20 inches off the floor to the wire and I house at Christmas and lamb at the end of March so 3 months and more on the slats. The dung would be touching the wire in places when they are going out. Last year I actually cleaned a few pens out half way through for fear of it being up through at lambing time and leaving the pens dirty. So I’d say 20 to 24 inches would be safe enough for 3 Months
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