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Homemade Chicken transport boxes

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My son and I built 5 of these transport boxes and used them this weekend. 
http://www.apppa.org/xBuild%20your%20Own.doc

They were perfect.  I had 52 birds to process and they held them overnight securely.  Cleanup was easy with just a little scraping.  Mine are 10" tall and I ripped 1/4" slats out of 2x6 scraps.  I believe they would have cost $14 each if built out of new material.  The hardware is the expensive part.  The hardware screws stuck through the wood so I ground them flat.  Maybe 30 minutes for cut out and assembly.

I also made their cones some time ago.  I used 20" metal and made the bottom 14" instead of 17".  Using their design my birds were flipping over and twisting around.  I also rolled the inside edge of the metal so it wouldn't cut the chicken's skin.  Experience is a good teacher.

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thanks for posting this.  I was looking for something to make my own crates.  I have Turkeys, Chickens and Rabbits these would work great for.

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large vegetable crates that farms use to transport small amounts of produce in work really well too if you can get you hands on them. or my favorite: cardboard boxes.

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I cant get the link to open; what program does it use?

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post #5 of 8

It should open in Microsoft Word.

post #6 of 8

bannana box with chicken wire zipp tied over top works real well

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Originally Posted by buckeyejerseygiants 

It should open in Microsoft Word.


Thanks, I got it.
I dont ever buy more than 4-5 hens at a time, so using a medium dog/cat carrier or 2 works for me.

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Could you please repost? Your link seems to be broken...

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