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How do you build wire cages for poultry?

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I would like info on how to build wire cages.   Right now I am using dog crates. I need to make something a little bigger for my roos!

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Originally Posted by MainelySeramas 

I would like info on how to build wire cages.   Right now I am using dog crates. I need to make something a little bigger for my roos!


Frame a little cage just from 2x2" lumber and then install the welded wire like they are a wall or somthing, look at this cage I build a while ago,

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_002.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_004.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_003.jpg

Omran

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Thanks God for everything I have and I don't have, thanks God for the Health and happiness and  the great Beleave in him and trusting him. Rich is not how much I have,but how much I can give, and how many real friends I can keep.Every day is a good day so long I can breath.
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post #3 of 14

Thanks for posting this.  I guess, since I used old rabbit cages--that I had to convert!!!--I never considering building.  But, THIS way, I can make one the size that I want.  I guess that's what this site does best.  woot

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Matt 6:26. Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly father feeds them. And are you not worth much more than they?
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post #4 of 14

There are books available that can teach how to build wire cages...try some of the suppliers on the net....an all wire cage would be lighter than a wood framed...But if you are using them to travel on week ends to sell birds, than the wood IMO is the way to go.
I just love projects and building a cage can be fun.

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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Omran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MainelySeramas 

I would like info on how to build wire cages.   Right now I am using dog crates. I need to make something a little bigger for my roos!


Frame a little cage just from 2x2" lumber and then install the welded wire like they are a wall or somthing, look at this cage I build a while ago,

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_002.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_004.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_003.jpg

Omran


That is sooooooooo nice.
I just got some Lobster pots from CL that we are going to convert to cages for $5.00/each.  thumbsup

NPIP TESTED    3 DD, 1 DS, 1 SO, 5 Siberian Huskies, 3 generations of females. 

1 cat, and a growing flock of chickens.  Yes, I am addicted to raising chickens and loving every minute of it. 
I currently have Millie Fluer Cochins, Lav. Ameraucanas, Silver Laced Cochins, frizzles and mixed.

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NPIP TESTED    3 DD, 1 DS, 1 SO, 5 Siberian Huskies, 3 generations of females. 

1 cat, and a growing flock of chickens.  Yes, I am addicted to raising chickens and loving every minute of it. 
I currently have Millie Fluer Cochins, Lav. Ameraucanas, Silver Laced Cochins, frizzles and mixed.

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post #6 of 14

thank you nhnanna.

Thanks God for everything I have and I don't have, thanks God for the Health and happiness and  the great Beleave in him and trusting him. Rich is not how much I have,but how much I can give, and how many real friends I can keep.Every day is a good day so long I can breath.
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Thanks God for everything I have and I don't have, thanks God for the Health and happiness and  the great Beleave in him and trusting him. Rich is not how much I have,but how much I can give, and how many real friends I can keep.Every day is a good day so long I can breath.
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post #7 of 14

I made these with just wire and "J" clips
They are 30 X 30 X 24 , but can be made most any size.

They work great for the rabbits, and would be just as good for chickens
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k238/Bearfootfarm/Picture001.jpg

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks Omran! Thats a great design!  That gives me a good start to what I want!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MainelySeramas 

I would like info on how to build wire cages.   Right now I am using dog crates. I need to make something a little bigger for my roos!


Frame a little cage just from 2x2" lumber and then install the welded wire like they are a wall or somthing, look at this cage I build a while ago,

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_002.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_004.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_003.jpg

Omran

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

Oh the lobster pots would make a great cage for traveling to shows and stocks!

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Originally Posted by nhnanna 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MainelySeramas 

I would like info on how to build wire cages.   Right now I am using dog crates. I need to make something a little bigger for my roos!


Frame a little cage just from 2x2" lumber and then install the welded wire like they are a wall or somthing, look at this cage I build a while ago,

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_002.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_004.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_003.jpg

Omran


That is sooooooooo nice.
I just got some Lobster pots from CL that we are going to convert to cages for $5.00/each.  thumbsup

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 

This is what I want to do!  What size wire and where do you find J-clips?

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Originally Posted by Bear Foot Farm 

I made these with just wire and "J" clips
They are 30 X 30 X 24 , but can be made most any size.

They work great for the rabbits, and would be just as good for chickens
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k238/Bearfootfarm/Picture001.jpg

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