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Rick & Carol

sheep chute

One for the experienced shepherds

I'm going to make a sheep chute during the summer. It looks really simple but I'm flummoxed by how wide to make it. I've looked at on-line plans (over-complicated) but they generally say it should be wide enough for the sheep but narrow enough to prevent them turning round. Not that helpful.

I'm never going to have great brutes of sheep so I'm thinking somewhere around twenty to twenty five inches. Advice please.

I've got black faced suffolks and mine is 520mm, approx 21 inches.

It was narrower when I first built it, but as they got older they increased in girth and I had to widen it. I guess we can all relate to that

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