Animal Housing (Sheep Housing = Polypen)
animal housing, Poly Tunnels, Polytunnels
Polypen sheep housing has been used by sheep farmers over many years to improve animal welfare and help increase profitability.
A stable protective environment reduces stress in the animals, particularly when they are heavily in lamb and housed sheep are cheaper to feed than stock wintered outside.
Flock management becomes easier with increased comfort for both sheep and shepherd. Lamb survival rate can increase by up to 30% through reduced mortality from exposure and predators.
Polypens are not only used for sheep, many other types of animals may be kept or sheltered in them, e.g. cows, goats, emus, ostriches
, Poly Tunnels
, Polythene Tunnels