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Sheep Housing / Goat Housing Preparation:-

Sheep/Goat Housing
Sheep/Goat Housing
Sheep Housing / Goat Housing:
The basic requirement of good animal housing is that it should alter or modify the environment for
the benefit of animals and also protect them from predation and theft. Animal housing should buffer
the animal from climate extremes to reduce stress allowing optimal animal performance in terms of
growth, health and reproduction. The main climatic factors from which protection is needed are high
and low ambient temperatures, environmental humidity, solar radiation, wind and rain.
Additionally, houses are important in protecting feed and equipment from damage, in saving labor,
and in aiding effective management, including breeding. Sheep and goat housing should meet animal
requirements and serve a producer’s needs at the lowest possible cost.
Small ruminant housing need to:
• Be strong enough to last a long time;
• Be large enough for the number of animals to be accommodated comfortably.
• Allow freedom of movement for all animals;
• Be well-drained or have well-maintained dry bedding and easy to clean. Sheep and goats do
not tolerate mud well; therefore, yards and shelters should be built only on well-drained
ground;
• Receive morning sunshine evenly;
• Be well lighted and ventilated. Air circulation, dust levels, temperature, relative air humidity
and gas concentrations should be at levels that will not harm animals;
• Have suitable isolation pens for sick or injured animals as far away from the main house as
possible.

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