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I'm so thrilled with my DH's creation!!!!  smile  I asked him to make me a small run for the baby chicks, so I could put them outside during the day w/out having to worry about the older chickens or the cats getting to them.  He made this for me.  It's perfect!  The top half lifts completely up.  In the middle, there's a separator.  So, if you wanted to get them out, you could drop the separator when they are on the side that hinges up.  It works like a charm - love it!!!  Or I could use it for two separate cages too smile  Anyway, so glad to get my babies out during the day!!  smile

He started it yesterday, and finished it today.  AND, it cost us a whopping $7 for the wire, is all smile  He had the wood......

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/55840_p1070584.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/55840_p1070585.jpg

post #2 of 23

That is so nice! thumbsup

 

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post #3 of 23

That is SO clever!  I want one!  Can you ask your DH to make one for me and then just shove it upline into BYC as a PM to me?

Thanks ever so much....

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #4 of 23

THAT is really GREAT!  I just love it!  You're making me want to go out a get chickies so that I (DH) can make one too!  thumbsup

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Originally Posted by gryeyes 

That is SO clever!  I want one!  Can you ask your DH to make one for me and then just shove it upline into BYC as a PM to me?

Thanks ever so much....


Love it!!

lau

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Thank you everyone!!  smile  Do you think we should put a bottom on it or keep it open?  I'm guessing they would like it better if it were open, but if we hit unlevel ground, they'd be safer in it???

Hmm....

post #7 of 23

I recommend no bottom.  You'll be close and supervising, right, so you can see if they sneak out through a gap?

Otherwise, set a flower pot or something in front of any uneven ground gaps. 

The whole idea is for them to be able to scratch in the soil, run around freely (without catching toes in wire and tripping).

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #8 of 23

Really love it, would you please give the dimensions for it.

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post #9 of 23

Oh that's wonderful!!! I would lovvvvve one too!!!clap

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post #10 of 23

Very clever.  love

Rainbow eggs and self sufficiency.

DH 43 yrs, DS 40, 2 cats Bitsey & Snuggles, & 18 hens, leghorns, Cuckoo marans, EE, Ameraucanas,Golden comets, Polish, Welsummer & then my silkie rooster Pretty Boy.
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Rainbow eggs and self sufficiency.

DH 43 yrs, DS 40, 2 cats Bitsey & Snuggles, & 18 hens, leghorns, Cuckoo marans, EE, Ameraucanas,Golden comets, Polish, Welsummer & then my silkie rooster Pretty Boy.
This is the day that the Lord has made.-- Psalm 118:24   Wherever you go... there you are.--Dr.Who.

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