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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 Songster

    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?


  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    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 Songster

    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 Chirping

    Sep 30, 2011
    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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