Build your own trasnport crates (anyone?)

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by UncleHoot, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 22, 2007
    St. Johns, Michigan
    I've been borrowing transport "cages" from a friend of mine, when I transport my chickens off to be processed. They're basically just stiff wire fencing that was shaped into a rectangular enclosure. But now I have more chickens than she has cages. Oops!

    I'm looking into building some of my own. Does anyone have any plans, ideas, anything?

    Normally, I take the chickens to the processor and leave them there overnight, so keep in mind that they can't be stuffed in there too heavily.
     
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I bought ex-large dog crates off Craigslist for between $15 and $40 each, then put a piece of 1/8" underlayment plywood between the two pieces so I had a two story chicken transporter. Worked great.
     
  3. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    darnit, i can't remember where i saw that article about building your own crates. it's made out of 1x2 and 2x2's. it's kinda like the plastic crates but they used wood. 2x2's were the frame and there were 1x2 slats across and under, with chicken wire. the top had two slats that went accross that held the square door.

    i wish i could remember where i saw that article. it had a step by step with pictures.
     
  4. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not a bad idea. I have two dog cages. That would get me closer.
     

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