Chick Tractor = "Baby Crawl Space" Play Pen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nancypo, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. nancypo

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    Wow, did I score this weekend! We had gotten rid of our chicken tractor. Lost 2 hens, so we got 2 new babies. I had built my tiny chick tractor, then I found this- at a thrift store warehouse I spotted what looked like a folded up play pen. It was a "baby crawl space ", a play pen without a floor. Folds up accordian style, about 28" x 36" sections. Can make any shape you want. I did need to flip it upside down so it's flush with the ground. Works great! Nice and big, and I can put bird netting over the top if needed. The girls had a blast. It's a bit beat up, but hey, for $2.00, it works! And it folds up quick when not in use... and right now, supervised field trips only [​IMG]

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  2. Kaugomu

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    awesome!
     
  3. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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  4. earnhardtlvr

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    Oh that's so cool!! They r very cute!
     
  5. tinydancer87

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    excellent! I love thrifting, and I am always on the lookout for something to repurpose. The chicks look like they are really enjoying their "play time"!
     
  6. nancypo

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    Yes, they enjoyed their outing! Ran around for 30 minutes peeping and looking for bugs...
     
  7. jenkassai

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    What a deal!!! [​IMG]
     

  8. chickenbythesea

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    very ingenious!!
     
  9. TMDee

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    What a great find [​IMG]
     
  10. nancypo

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    It's funny too- I saw it leaning up against the wall, kept going. Later went back and when I unfolded it went "yes!".
     

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