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Squeeze chute alley way

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:48 pm
by Gwhthd
Setting up my squeeze chute alley way. Recommendations on how wide to make it? Working calves and cows and bulls.

Re: Squeeze chute alley way

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:02 am
by kenny thomas
Most recommend 28" with sloped sides that get narrower at the bottom so its tighter on the,calves

Re: Squeeze chute alley way

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:23 pm
by callmefence
I agree 28" seems to be the ideal all around width.

Re: Squeeze chute alley way

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:50 pm
by bird dog
What I have found to work on the cheap is to make it 28" and if you are working calves, buy a couple cheap light weight cattle panels that you can move in to the last 10' of the alley. This will narrow it down to about 24" and keep most of the calves from turning around.
I have this on one setup and the panels have chain connections to make it very quick to move in and out.

Re: Squeeze chute alley way

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:51 am
by BRYANT
if I ever build me another working set up I will build them adjustable with trailer jacks on the end to adjust the width. and a gate on the other side that if , when, one gets down open the gate and it is loose

Re: Squeeze chute alley way

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:30 am
by ClinchValley
Just built one to University of TN recommendations, which is 26". The alley way we tore down was 30 inches. which was too wide obviously. I figure 26 will be tight. But hope it works. Will find out next week.

Re: Squeeze chute alley way

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:21 pm
by customcattle
BRYANT wrote:if I ever build me another working set up I will build them adjustable with trailer jacks on the end to adjust the width. and a gate on the other side that if , when, one gets down open the gate and it is loose


Here is one I built, just like what you are describing.
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