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Alley question

Postby Nicky » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:57 pm

Our new pens have quite abit of slope to them. How much is too much slope for the alley and squeeze chute?

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Re: Alley question

Postby RSL » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:11 pm

Nicky, is the slope side to side or front to back in the alley?

I would vote for drainage and some slope with a level squeeze on the end.
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Re: Alley question

Postby Nicky » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:05 am

Downhill toward the squeeze chute. Also, has anyone made their own adjustable alley out of pipe?

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Re: Alley question

Postby Denny » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:21 am

Nicky wrote:Downhill toward the squeeze chute. Also, has anyone made their own adjustable alley out of pipe?


I welded on one for a guy. He basically had stationary posts with box tubing welded on then then the side of the alley had tubes and pin holes like a receiver hitch on a pickup seams to work well enough but there are some tubes hanging out to bang your head and shins on.
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Re: Alley question

Postby RSL » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:41 am

Ours is a slight downhill to the chute and they flow through it fast. If it was a steep slope I think it work better going uphill, but don't really know.
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Re: Alley question

Postby PPRM » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:39 am

Nicky wrote:Downhill toward the squeeze chute. Also, has anyone made their own adjustable alley out of pipe?


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Re: Alley question

Postby jodywy » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:04 pm

adjustable wood alley (only outside) ideas could be used for steel

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Re: Alley question

Postby AC Diesel » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:08 pm

Nicky, I built one with my brother last spring in my shop. The main frame is built out of 2 3/8 drill stem and 2 7/8 runners, it is fully adjustable using greasable bushings. He wanted only the bottom portion sheeted so you could give shots through the alley and didn't need a cat walk. It's the best way to build them, because if you get a critter that goes down you can easily pop the bar out that holds it to desired width letting the critter get back up. :wink:
We also built a tub out of drill stem that is darn handy. I'm going to see if he will post some pictures for you .

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Re: Alley question

Postby Nicky » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:36 pm

AC Diesel wrote:Nicky, I built one with my brother last spring in my shop. The main frame is built out of 2 3/8 drill stem and 2 7/8 runners, it is fully adjustable using greasable bushings. He wanted only the bottom portion sheeted so you could give shots through the alley and didn't need a cat walk. It's the best way to build them, because if you get a critter that goes down you can easily pop the bar out that holds it to desired width letting the critter get back up. :wink:
We also built a tub out of drill stem that is darn handy. I'm going to see if he will post some pictures for you .


Pictures would be awesome! That's exactly what we used for the corral. We'll be waiting anxiously for pictures :)

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Re: Alley question

Postby rightwinger82 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:03 pm

Here is the tub and alley I got out of my brother on a labor trade deal. It is well built and just the way I wanted it. I only wanted it sheeted part way up so I can work with both feet on firm footing and I can also give shots in the alley and not have to catch every critter. As he said the main frame is drillstem pipe and the square tubing on the alley is 2".

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Here the alley is opened up
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Where it all happens on greaseable bushings
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A nice sliding end gate on the alley
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Its a 10' swinging gate made of 2" 10 gauge tubing
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All the rest of the tub is 2 3/8 drill stem
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Re: Alley question

Postby Big Muddy rancher » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:39 pm

Pretty splashy looking set up, bet you enjoy using it.

Do you use anything to keep them from backing up?
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Re: Alley question

Postby George » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:28 am

I would love a set up like that but with the number of animals I run it would never be justified.
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