Re: barn

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Posted by Kerrie on November 25, 2002 at 05:19:41:

In Reply to: barn posted by rick and sandy on November 24, 2002 at 06:13:14:

Hi Rick and Sandy! Our barn was at our place when we moved here. It is a post and beam, 3 stall (12x12) center alley large enough to drive the truck in. A loft large enough for 400 bales of hay I believe the dimensions are 36x24 roughly. The area where the stairs go to the loft is open and floor space is about 8 x 12 stall space -stairs has awindow in each stall that slides open. We did have to modify. We had to cut a door in the side of the barn for the goat, because there were no outdoor stall doors. The barn is designed for horses. We will be getting chickens and they will have a pen and nest boxes attached outside with a run, we will fix it so the nest boxes are accessible from inside the goat stall. The horse has a stall we did nothing to it and the third stall is were the grain is kept so nobody gets sick, this is a good idea because the horse can open the stall doors if they are not latched, latched gates, wired gates and anything tied wih rope, so chain is the answer here. Also make sure you have a gate at the bottom of the stairs incase the goats get out or they will be in the hay loft. And if you don't get water run at least get the electricity run right away. The people who built our barn put neither electricty or water. I don't mind the water not being there but i hate carrying a latern(battery) to see in the dark barn.That is our next big project when it warms up here in NE Connecticut. Good Luck making your plans if you want more details I can get the blue prints out for our barn and give you better dimensions.

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