Livestock Shelter and Feed Station

by Mike Angus
(Fenwick, Ontario, Canada)

retractable wheel

retractable wheel

retractable wheel
moving livestock shelter
custom made retractable wheel
Livestock Shelter and Feed Station

Project: A portable livestock shelter and feed station.


I needed a shelter for my small flock of sheep (14 ewes plus up to 20 lambs). I built two sheds using 3" square X 3/16" wall aluminum tube for the frame and covered with farm building metal siding for the roof and sides.

Because they are also in the same pasture with my horses I lined the bottom four feet of the sheds with 2x6 lumber in case they wanted to have a kick at it. The shelters need to be easily moveable so the grass in the pasture won't die off for lack of sunshine and overgrazing.

In season I move the sheds every couple of days. To make this easy I built retractable wheels for one end that raise and lower using a trailer jack and at the other end made a ring type pick-up that fits the hook on the three point lift of my tractor.

So far the larger one (10' X 20') has flipped over in a windstorm, after pulling out the ground anchors, and then again when I was towing it with the tractor to re-position it to a calmer area, with nothing but cosmetic damage.

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Mar 06, 2016
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Great Idea
by: Kim

G'day, I've been looking for this idea for the last 18 months. What would the lift load be ? or is that function of the build gauge ?
Cheers
Kim

Sep 25, 2012
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by: Aaron Williams

I would be glad to give this a 5 star rating if their was some useful information. Please post more information on the entire setup.

Mar 12, 2012
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Great idea.
by: Anonymous

I have horses out in pasture and can think of several uses for this project. Wish I had more detail on the lifts.

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