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Dans

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Sheep in a pig weigh crate?
« on: June 13, 2016, 04:54:47 pm »
Hi

Someone near-ish me is selling a new pig weigh crate at what looks like a really good price (£300).

Can I use it for horned sheep (castlemilk moorits)?

Also it's on a fb selling page. Do you have any tips on how to make sure it is all legit?

Dans
9 sheep, 24 chickens, 3 cats, a toddler and a baby on the way

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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
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Re: Sheep in a pig weigh crate?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 05:26:34 pm »
Pig crates are wider, so more room for the sheep to turn around.  Have a look, and think about whether they'll manage to get their horns caught - and how you'll free them if they do.

Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Dans

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Re: Sheep in a pig weigh crate?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 05:33:16 pm »
Thanks. Think I will keep am eye out for a sheep one then. We are thinking about pigs but not for a while and my sheep are only little so even more room to turn around! Plus it's nearly a 2 hour drive from me so will take us the best part of a day to go look at it.

Dans
9 sheep, 24 chickens, 3 cats, a toddler and a baby on the way

www.sixoaks.co.uk

www.facebook.com/pg/sixoakssmallholding

www.goodlife.sixoaks.co.uk

 

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