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What kind of barns, sheds or shelters do you have for your farm animals?

By Heidi Hunt


Tags: farm animals, barns,

Farm animals – chickens, turkeys, goats, cows – all need shelter for both summer and winter weather conditions. They need shade in the summer, and a place to be protected from wind, rain and severe cold. Animal feed, bedding and other livestock necessities also need adequate housing.

Do you prefer to have a dedicated space for each animal type with a separate structure for feed, etc., or do you prefer large structures, such as barns, which can serve a variety of purposes? Or, maybe, you have just built shelters as you acquire the poultry and farm animals!

Tell your tale, share your preferences and experiences in the comments section, below.