Don't know what it is, but im gonna use it! Ideas?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mochicken, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I was given this by my dad, it is 8ft long, 4ft wide, and a foot tall. I do not know what it is but I thought it would be useful, his work used it to sift corn or something. It has a bottom on it that is expanded steel and the lid is steel with a couple holes in it.

    I considered doing some modifications to it to make a brooder, or maybe set it on its side and build cages in it for my Coturnix, maybe a run for coturnix that is outta the weather, heck I dont know, any ideas?


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  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Suggest you not use the metal top in warm weather as it might cook the fowl like an oven:) Screened top might make an interesting brooder for a few weeks.
     
  3. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Yeah I had thought that too, since its 4x8 a sheet of plywood would work much better, if I did make it a brooder I would probably make a sloped roof out of plywood that had welded mesh under it so I could open it up on nice days and to work in it.
     
  4. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could buy bulk corn and use it to sift it...


    Sorry couldn't resist!!!

    With a tub on the bottom it would make a great parts washer.
     

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