Bob ain't happy in his new tractor - UPDATE!! Bob is FREE!!! pg. 1

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by azelgin, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too bad. All the hens and other roosters are thrilled he's in jail![​IMG] If, he had been a little better behaved, he wouldn't have ended up in there.

    I threw this together from some left over roofing and a few 2 x 4s. He has a roost, PVC pipe feeder, lots of shade and a 2nd hand waterer. It is 3' x 9' and weighs about 150 lbs. Winds have only hit 30 mph since he moved in, so we don't know when he'll get blown away. Easy to move with a hand truck. I think I'm into this thing about $30. [​IMG]

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    UPDATE 5/31/2009 - Some of you may remember the story of Bob and his lack of social skills. He was parrolled a couple of weeks ago and was just not the same old Bob. He was having trouble being accepted back into society and just sat by all by himself away from all the other chickens. A broken spirt of a chicken, was all that remained of the once proud super rooster. The only ones that would hang around with him were the youngsters.
    Today, we had a nice couple from a nearby farm come over and pick up some 16 week olds, to add to their roosterless flock. They agreed to take Bob. So, Bob now has a flock of his very own.
    A true happy ending to the sad story of Bob. He went to live on a farm.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2009
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    He looks so dejected [​IMG]
     
  3. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you could find another cockerel to adopt to keep Bob company.
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had two others in with him for awhile. The dominant roo was keeping everybody in line until we let them all out for a day. Bob had a problem adjusting to his new freedom. It appears he has become a career criminal.[​IMG]
     
  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
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    Nice little tractor!
     
  6. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    this question is a little left field...but can you explain the little set up to the right on the tractor? Is that a food dispenser or water maybe?? It looks like something I could use if I knew how to make it...
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice little tractor, I bet bob is planning an escape.
     
  8. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
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    aww poor bob. we have to split up my drakes. the two crested get along fine, but the dominant duck....not so much. it was his day to get locked up today and he was crying the whole time. he paced back and forth until he made a path in the grass. he missed his girly!

    bob is probably planning to escape. our dominant duck tried to today. flew to the top and then was too fat to get any higher!
     
  9. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    Poor Bob...poor, poor Bob...[​IMG]
     
  10. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is his feeder. It's a piece of 4" PVC pipe with two elbows on the bottom to make a "J". I didn't have a 4" cap laying around, so, the pink coffee can is good for now. It gravity feeds down the pipe, through the wall and up into the elbow. The end elbow was a little deep for them to reach into, so, it is shortened up a little. Does this all make sense?
     

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