January 12th, 2023
Ways To Winterize Your New Livestock Mini Barn
When the winter comes around, the needs of our animals tend to increase, requiring you to take additional measures to assist them. You might feel stressed or overwhelmed with the culminating responsibilities, as you want to ensure you do everything you need to do. That’s why we’ve provided you with some simple tips for winterizing your new livestock mini barn.
Trim Branches and Trees
Many of us don’t realize it, but snow and ice are actually quite heavy, which can cause heavy branches and trees to break under the weight. Before the first snowfall, it’s a good idea to trim any branches that are hanging over your barn or work areas. This will mitigate any potential damage. Moreover, it’ll also protect you and your livestock from falling hazards that could cause injury.
Get Heated Water Buckets
When temperatures drop with the colder weather, it’s no shock that our water buckets freeze. As we all know, hydration is quite important for your livestock, so investing in a heated bucket or a heated waterer is incredibly useful.
Create a Weather Seal
One of the best ways to winterize your new livestock mini barn is to create a weather-tight seal. First, you’ll want to double-check that you’ve closed your windows. It seems simple, but it’s so second nature that we tend to forget. Moreover, ensure your barn is free of debris that could become a fire hazard.
At Palouse Ranches, we understand that your barn is special, and you might have specifications you can’t find anywhere else. That’s why we’re happy to work with you to create a custom shelter that’s all your own. We also have portable barns that make transportation seamless.
Stock Dry Hay and Grain
During the winter, your livestock’s nutritional needs tend to go up because they require more feed to meet their heightened energy expenditure. As such, stock more hay and grain in a dry, clean area to prevent mildew from forming.