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Post by Bfields30 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:39 pm

Got some heavy duty panels constructed pen together not done yet but coming along finishing up putting in rail road ties for braces I’m 6ft 3 and there taller then me about 5-6 inches. Any thoughts recommendations don’t have a chute yet that will come later but helps be able to load and take to vet easy. Alleyway is 28 inches wide and I’m going every 4ft for a rail road tie in the alley for stability
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Re: Pens

Post by Bfields30 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:45 pm

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Re: Pens

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Re: Pens

Post by gcreekrch » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:19 pm

If it were me, I would line the alley and the last pen to the alley with a sheet of 1/2” plywood from 6” off the ground.
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Re: Pens

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 am

gcreekrch wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:19 pm
If it were me, I would line the alley and the last pen to the alley with a sheet of 1/2” plywood from 6” off the ground.
With the panels there or without ?

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Re: Pens

Post by DCA farm » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:41 am

I put railroad ties in for my post as well I paid $4 a post for them but I put mine every 8ft

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Re: Pens

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:47 am

DCA farm wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:41 am
I put railroad ties in for my post as well I paid $4 a post for them but I put mine every 8ft
Even down your alley I was told to do every 4 ft down alley and every 6 ft around the corral

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Re: Pens

Post by gcreekrch » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:51 am

Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 am
gcreekrch wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:19 pm
If it were me, I would line the alley and the last pen to the alley with a sheet of 1/2” plywood from 6” off the ground.
With the panels there or without ?
Fastened to the panels. Inside is best but make sure they are secure regardless.
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Re: Pens

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:52 am

gcreekrch wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:51 am
Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 am
gcreekrch wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:19 pm
If it were me, I would line the alley and the last pen to the alley with a sheet of 1/2” plywood from 6” off the ground.
With the panels there or without ?
Fastened to the panels. Inside is best but make sure they are secure regardless.
Thanks will do

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Re: Pens

Post by DCA farm » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:37 am

Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:47 am
DCA farm wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:41 am
I put railroad ties in for my post as well I paid $4 a post for them but I put mine every 8ft
Even down your alley I was told to do every 4 ft down alley and every 6 ft around the corral

Yes down my alley as well 8ft between each post I have post 3ft in ground

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Re: Pens

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:33 am

DCA farm wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:37 am
Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:47 am
DCA farm wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:41 am
I put railroad ties in for my post as well I paid $4 a post for them but I put mine every 8ft
Even down your alley I was told to do every 4 ft down alley and every 6 ft around the corral

Yes down my alley as well 8ft between each post I have post 3ft in ground
Yeah I have mine 3ft in as well.

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Re: Pens

Post by backhoeboogie » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:44 am

Just remember those RR ties can burn. All of mine went up in smoke in '90. You're in Winnsboro so it is not as bad as it is here, but still, be careful.
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Re: Pens

Post by DCA farm » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:46 am

backhoeboogie wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:44 am
Just remember those RR ties can burn. All of mine went up in smoke in '90. You're in Winnsboro so it is not as bad as it is here, but still, be careful.
Yea they can burn they can burn real hot real quick

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Re: Pens

Post by WFfarm » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:56 am

As an alternative to plywood, you can also get ploy fabric sheets that attach to metal gates for visual barrier. They sell them at some of the farm supply stores and look like a rectangular tarp, like 4' x 12'. Zip tie easily to your gates. In a corral you can also tie plastic snow fence to the inside of metal gates. I works great for young stock so they can't get there head started thru an opening.

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Re: Pens

Post by snoopdog » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:36 pm

Looks good!
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