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Got empty wire spools? Here's an idea!

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Here is a picture of it without the doors installed. These are recycled wire spools (FREE!)  from the electric company. We used 5 foot biddy wire, but I think it would work out better if you can find the 6 foot wire. That way, the middle section will be larger.  If interested, I will post pictures of the final product.

We've made two of these so far and still have wire left over. I plan to put pigeons and small bantams in the pens.

Spools = Free
Scrap wood = Free
5' Roll of wire = $45.00


Edited by greenfamilyfarms - 2/12/09 at 2:20pm
post #2 of 65

VERY COOL IDEA!!!!!

*~Jenna~*
Not much going on these days. No birds anymore. Just a handful of kids, a busy house, and more pets than I care to admit.

Currently in Ohio. Missing my farm! Dreaming to have another!

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*~Jenna~*
Not much going on these days. No birds anymore. Just a handful of kids, a busy house, and more pets than I care to admit.

Currently in Ohio. Missing my farm! Dreaming to have another!

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post #3 of 65

Very cool!
Why did you leave a space between the two?

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post #4 of 65

That is really neat!

What a great idea!

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post #5 of 65
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Originally Posted by ArtsyMom 

Very cool!
Why did you leave a space between the two?


Well, that's why I said that the 6 foot wire would work better. The space is just over a foot tall in the center. Probably try a pair of pigeon in there, but if they can't stand up, I'll probably just use it for storage... or whatever!

post #6 of 65

WOW!!!  What a fantastic idea !!! I have to show hubby this one....More photo's wee    please !!!

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post #7 of 65

The only thing I worry about it cleaning it... Will you put shavings in the bottom? If so, you should put a bottom band about 3" wide around it, so they all don't get kicked out...

*~Jenna~*
Not much going on these days. No birds anymore. Just a handful of kids, a busy house, and more pets than I care to admit.

Currently in Ohio. Missing my farm! Dreaming to have another!

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*~Jenna~*
Not much going on these days. No birds anymore. Just a handful of kids, a busy house, and more pets than I care to admit.

Currently in Ohio. Missing my farm! Dreaming to have another!

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post #8 of 65

Good Job!! Got to find me some spools.clap

post #9 of 65

I absolutely love this!  What a great idea for Seramas!  They are so little, one spool would probably be enough!  I've also thought of some OEGB and this is just their size!  I wonder how hard it would be to run a ramp down in between the two spools?


Edited by CTChickenMom - 2/12/09 at 3:47pm
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One very loving and understanding hubby, two DS (8 and 5), 1 Muskovy drake (Martin), 3 goats (Mira, Celeste and Cosmo), 2 cats (Max and Elvis), and my 24 chickens who are all very understanding of mom's wacky affection for fuzzy butts!  (Website in progress!)
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post #10 of 65

OR>>>>>>>>>   A RABBIT HUTCH!!!! .....for  my DECK!!!!!

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