Earlier this week, the new goat barn was built. It is a 14X30 high wall with a small loft for storage and a wooden floor build by Ervin Hershberger of Patriot Ohio. It will need a few amenities added, such as steps, feeders, and a wire wall for the chicken side, and of course fencing before the goats and chickens can be moved.
Today was a beautiful sunny day, and a bit windy. The chickens actually came out to play and peck around in their yard. Flooding once again was the aftermath of melting snow followed by rain. It was a few feet lower this time than a few weeks ago. By evening, the water was beginning to receed. Unfortunately, today was garbage day. Between the wind blowing the can over and the flood blocking the road, we got missed....
2/21/2014 12:08:39 pm
Step by step! Looking good!
4/16/2015 02:01:39 am
I'm thinking of having Ervin Hershberger build a small building for me. Are you pleased with the one you bought from them? Did they bring it to you complete or build on site?
4/16/2015 11:58:36 am
Ervin and his crew do good work, and I have been very pleased. This one is 14X30, and was built on site in one day. He builds a high quality building. Be aware that he has his own designs pre-planned. Make sure you know exactly what you are getting, and if you have any modifications, go over them with him very specifically.
9/26/2015 06:04:43 pm
Ervin and the crew built a 16x54 barn for us very similar to your's, Christy. It's home to somewhere between 150-200 laying hens. I added a loading dock, flap windows all around, and a wall to divide off a brooder/feed room. Very pleased with the job they did. And considering the first day they tried to work was when we got the first big snow in February this year They managed to get the piers set up before we went on a "level 2" snow emergency and the driver decided it was time to head home. The second time (a week later) it was -21°, my heart goes out to them!! I kept the coffee flowing and they kept the work going. I was just gifted some Alpine goats and unless I get real ambitious, I'll probably be having them come back to build a goat barn next year.
9/26/2015 06:27:12 pm
That's great Faith! We have added a porch and made rooms in ours too. I wish now that I had made it bigger. I have 57 chickens in one side, a milking room in the middle and a goat room and porch on the other side LOL. I agree, they do very good work.
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