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Easy Built Calf Starter House, Hutches
"An old 10 or 12-ft. wide trailer home makes a nice calf starter house," says Robert Beecher, Livonia, N.Y.
"We first removed all partitions and poured a 2 to 2-in. layer of concrete over the floor. We sloped the trailer toward one end and down to one side so we can easily hose down the floor for daily cleaning. At one end of the trailer we buried an old 2,000 gal. fuel tank to catch slop out of the drain we built into the floor. We periodically empty this tank with a vacuum pump. Fifteen calf stalls were positioned at the center of the trailer so we can walk along either end of the stalls," says Beecher, who also has a good idea for individual calf hutches.
"Old car or van bodies which you can get for practically nothing at junk yards make excellent calf hutches. The glass windows provide better light and ventilation than you'll find in costly commercial hutches. Just remove the wheels and set the chassis on the ground, leaving one door off."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert Beecher, 3450 Livonia Rd., Livonia, N.Y. 14487 (ph 716 346-3780).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #4