DIY Windmill for your coop...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gogoalie, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone do anything like this? I think that it would be very effcient to use, as all you'd need is a battery, old vehicle altenator, some metal bars (for both the wind mill & the vanes), & maybe an inverter...Has anyone done this for their coop?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I have one right next to my coop. $40 from Harbor Freight and all you have to do is put it together.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Kelly, all I can think is that it's something for a crazed roo to become fixated and flog it.

    Although I do have all sorts of kitschy whirligigs and whatnots in my yard..... and come to think of it, the chickens have torn up the fabric "flower windmills" that were only 3 feet off the ground....
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It stands about 8 ft tall, so no flogging! In fact, they pretty much ignore it. (they do go under, around it for treats) We got it thinking it would help keep hawks out of our run.
     
  5. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it actually convert energy? is that what your asking? because i think that would be pretty cool
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    No, mine is purely "ornamental".
     
  7. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does it keep the hawks out?
     

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