Handy Hint: April 10, 2016

Keep winter's wrath away from calves

seals off calf hutch doorway

Here in southern Pennsylvania we received nearly 3 feet of snow during one storm in January, and I needed a way to keep that snow out of my calf hutches. Even though the hutches are facing south, the snow started to blow in, and I had to think quick.

I decided to experiment and grabbed a round bale tube end cap. Our round bale tube end caps are made out of Styrofoam and covered in several layers of plastic. They worked well to keep the hutches free of snow during that record blizzard.

When putting the round bale tube end caps against the hutches, I suggest pulling the wire yard around the hutches tight to secure the end caps in a desirable position.
Amber Kirk, Pennsylvania

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