A farm often has pens of varying shapes and sizes used to shelter large and small animals. The pens used to shelter large animals are called stalls and are usually located on the lower floor. Other common areas, or features, of a typical barn include:
- a tack room (where bridles, saddles, etc. are kept), often set up as a breakroom
- a feed room, where animal feed is stored - not typically part of a modern barn where feed bales are piled in a stackyard
- a drive bay, a wide corridor for animals or machinery
- a silo where fermented grain or hay (called ensilage or haylage) is stored.
- a milkhouse for dairy barns; an attached structure where the milk is collected and stored prior to shipment
- a grain (soy, corn, etc.) bin for dairy barns, found in the mow and usually made of wood with a chute to the ground floor providing access to the grain, making it easier to feed the cows.
- modern barns often contain an indoor corral with a squeeze chute for providing veterinary treatment to sick animals.
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