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boxes are evil

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bamachicks8, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. bamachicks8

    bamachicks8 Songster

    So me and dh we're at the indoor flea market yesterday and they had huge furniture boxes in the back my first thought was that would be a perfect brooder box so I asked the lady upfront and she said we could have one so we got it and it just barely fit in the car with the backseats down well we get home and try to get it in the front door allot of pushing and wiggling later we accept the fact it simply isn't going to fit it is now stuck in the front door so we decide to break it down not an easy task because it has huge metal Staples holding it together and all we have is a pocket knife the pliers are in the house so we finally get it apart and in the house and in the spare room now putting it back together so we get out the duct tape flip it over and tape the bottom with no problem then we flip it back over and realize the bottom is sticking up so my dh was gonna simply reach in and tape the bottom lol well after almost falling in he realized that wasn't going to work so I climbed in(well it was more like falling )and taped the bottom so moral of the story if you're gonna use a big box make sure it fits through the front door first

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

    Apr 22, 2012
    Southwest Virginia
    My Coop

    We used a watermelon box with a piece of plyboard placed where there's a hole in the bottom. It fit in the door sideways, but when all the chicks were out of the brooder and it was time to take the box out of the house, the bedding fell out as we tilted it to get it out the door. Just ridiculous.
  4. bamachicks8

    bamachicks8 Songster

    Omg the getting out I think I'll just light it on fire where it sits and say good riddance lol if only it were that easy

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