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post #11 of 13

If you're going to build, why not build something that can be useful as more than a brooder?  I built a 3 x 6 tractor that has been incredibly useful as both a brooder and a tractor, as well as a day time broody pen.  I trained baby chicks to a cat carrier, and have used the cat carrier to shuttle them back and forth between big coop and the tractor when hawk predation made it impossible to get chicks outside any other way.  BTW, it's super easy to train chicks to a cat carrier! 

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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My building abilities are inferior to your talents lol I was telling my husband is was going to build a brooder as described in my previous comment. He just kept staring at me like I was nuts. I said how hard can 4 corners and some wheels be? I guess I will find out. I can always recycle my brooder for a new flock or even use it to help haul feed or hay to their coop when they're old enough for it.
post #13 of 13

If you can saw a piece of lumber to the right length, and if you can use a drill, you can make a chicken coop or tractor.  It's not rocket science, and to be honest, I enjoy the building aspect as much as any other aspect of chicken keeping.  With all of my smaller projects, I can pretty much complete them on my own.  I occasionally need my husband's strength, or an other set of hands, and I often need his brain to help with the most efficient design.  I've found that having lots of clamps and a few ratchet straps handy make a project doable.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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