Jay Angler wrote:Kathleen Sanderson wrote:There are lots of things people can do to change the height we need to do jobs. I've seen ramps up to raised milkers, for example, or those special chairs some dental hygienists use that support you as you lean forward. If your back hurts when milking, think about the position, possibly get someone to observe your position, and see what sort of creative ideas you, or our fellow permies can come up with. I've not milked personally, but it seems like it should be a sort of zen thing to do - not give you pain afterward!
I’ve had goats for most of the last forty years (gosh, hard to believe it’s been that long!), but after hurting my back a few years ago I thought I was done with that.
Deborah Epstein wrote:
Artie Scott wrote:So this is really timely, as I now have all the materials and am about to build the chickshaw mini me. My plan was to use electrified poultry netting to contain the chooks and exclude the predators as I move it around the pasture.
Does this solve the concern around the 1” mesh, or do folks still think it too risky?
Artie, I read that electric fencing doesn't help with mink. Evidently their fur is so thick that they don't feel it...