We have a deep three sided shelter on our new property. The climate is typical for northern Midwest.
We just moved here a few days ago, so the cow and goats are in one pen and the pony and donkey are in the other. The cow and goats will have their own spots soon.
This barn has electric and, right now, we need to use heated buckets (hence the extension cords). I was thinking about making it into one big indoor stall to share. Attaching a paddock isn’t an option because it opens into the yard where we have to be able move tractors and such around, so they will be walked to a turnout area (round pen with panels, for now, permanent small pasture later).
What if I just did a solid board half wall in front with a gate? I could put a 10 by 10 stall in the back to feed the toothless pony and let the other two horses and mini donk share the remaining space?
For flooring, it’s rock now, I was thinking stall mats with shavings on top. The size is 36 feet deep and 24 feet wide.
The walls will need kickboards as well.