Chicken Gadgets/Things I saw and thought I could use for the chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Pullet Pimp, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Pullet Pimp

    Pullet Pimp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every now and again I find something in a catalog or on the web that is supposed to be used for something else, but my first thought is how I could use that for the chickens or the coop.

    I thought I would start this thread for everyone to post such findings to share with everyone else. Make up your own mind if it is junk or a nice find, but this would be a good place to put them out there. *BYC does not endorse the products posted.[​IMG]

    I'll start off with a couple things I found recently.

    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200320205_200320205



    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...=mode+matchallpartial&Dx=mode+matchallpartial
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    good idea!!.[​IMG]...i hope people post on this...it will be very helpful to others...thanks, Wendy
     
  3. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooohh, I like the dog house. I'm getting ready to build a night time shelter for my 2 ducks and that would be perfect... plus probably a lot cheaper than I can build one for.

    Thanks for starting this thread... looking forward to seeing more ideas.
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to use my husband's dog box as a play area for my new chicks to go outside in when they hatch...he just doesn't know it yet. [​IMG]
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    DBF's innovation for our coop was to mount the feeder and waterer on heavy duty cupboard rails so that we can access them easily without crawling under the coop:
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  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I am thinking that this would be a perfect brooder area if turned mat side down and a great playpen for young ones with the mat side up...


    Playpen


    Playpen Mat


    I will get one of these set-ups for my next babies...it would work for ducks, bunnies, guinea pigs, chicks and so forth.

    I also want a bunny food holder to hang on the run fencing to hold their free choice oyster shell.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
  7. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:I got a regular baby's playpen at a yard sale this last spring - have yet to use it, but it was only 4 bucks, so I figured the price was right. Last time I brooded chicks in the house it was a mess - cardboard doesn't hold up well to messy water tipping chicks.
     
  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I noticed that the weekly sale flyer for a hardware chain (Home Hardware, for any Canadians reading this) listed a thermostatic controller unit meant for plugging into a vent booster fan for the further reaches of your house a/c and heating system. It was $35 (probably cheaper in the states) and claims you can set the on/off temperatures, which you can't do with a regular cheap thermocube.

    Might be useful for those who really really feel they have to run a lamp (for warmth) over the roost in the winter... could set it to turn on at 25 F or whatever (probably... I have not actually fondled the item in person so do not know exactly what range of temps it can be set for).

    Pat
     
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  9. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 'boot tray' (a plastic tray with about 1" edges") that I am going to place under my water and feeders as catch. I think a cargo mat would also work but they could be expensive. A small hard pool (sold at hardware stores for fish), that I am going to use for the dust bath..
     
  10. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Brilliant! I wonder if I can retrofit my coop....

    Phyllis
     

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