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building a calf Pen
« on: November 20, 2010, 09:56:57 PM »
I am cleaning out my barn and plan on building 2 pens in the corner for the 4-h Calves.  I would like to cement the stall floors but was wondering if that is a good idea?  I know for horses its bad and I would have to put rubber mats down, but what about for cows?  I can leave it dirt, but the corner of the barn I want to put it in stays wet unless I build it up some, I can put shale in it, will that work?   I will be using round pen panels that I have for the sides at first, but plan on building a wooden box stall when I can afford it.  Any suggestions? I have an old bank barn with an old fashioned shed, ventilation will come from the doors on both ends of the barn being off, I cover the ends of the shed with a tarp in the winter to protect the animals from the Pa winters.  How large should I make the stalls when I make them wooden 10ft, 12 ft.?  Thanks for any advice!!!


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Re: building a calf Pen
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 06:46:04 PM »
It u go with cement floors just put a layer of sand over it

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Re: building a calf Pen
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 10:06:48 PM »
My pens are 10' x10' and work well for one calf.  A friend of mine has bigger pens in his barn but he usually has two calves per pen.


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