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Easy collapsable play pen for baby poultry.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by banter, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I have goslings in Tri-reo (stereo in threes) peeping, all day and starting at 5:00 A.M. They are cute though! Here is the play pen I made today from expandable screens, hinges and a hasp. It took about 20 minutes to assemble. I added a drop cloth bottom made from plastic sheeting fastened with cloths pins, a towel and bunny and a heating pad on the side. Dog is extra, poor thing and is beside herself to protect them. Cost was $38.00, and it collapses for storage. It will adjust from 21" to 37" on all sides, so you can get many configurations, and it's 18" high. I will only use this while I'm in the room due to other animals. I think I'll buy two more of the screens and figure a way to make a top that is also adjustable, probably with elastic and velcro fasteners, and hooks and eyes to secure it. My husband will be impressed. I hope!
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  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    That was smart!!! I used a regular baby's pack n play for mine. I usually use it to brood macaw parrots.

    I'm sure your husband will love the new brooder!!

    Laurie
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I use an old pack n play play pen from the junk store. $7 LOL
     
  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I don't know what those are???????? I'm way out of the play pen era-prob could have saved some bucks! [​IMG]
     
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is a fold up playpan that slides into a bag. It is portable.
     
  6. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I got mine from a Freecycler! Then you just take them outside and hose them down and they're ready to reuse again! They didn't have pack n plays when my kids were little. There were the big bulky play pens. I love my pack n play!!!!

    They're great for puppys too!

    Laurie
     
  7. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a moderator for our local freecycle...great org...

    anyhow, back to the play pen...what a great idea!!!

    We have a couple from my kids that are stuffed somewhere in the attic...and my baby chicks are already trying to fly out of their brooder (not even 2 weeks old yet!)

    Makes me a little scared, because I got these breeds because they are 'heavies' and shouldn't be so into flying! LOL...murphy's law...lucky for them I lov'm!!!

    Anyhow, the play pen would be MUCH taller and give them way more room to do whatever it is they need to do...I'll be moving them into a play pen soon...excellent idea...thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:The no fly rule is only when they get to full size. And even then some heavies seem not to know the rules!
     
  9. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The no fly rule is only when they get to full size. And even then some heavies seem not to know the rules!

    Oh my girls can't be naughty! [​IMG] They better learn the rules, and stick to them...otherwise they will risk death [​IMG]

    I'm pretty certain our dogs would like a try of chicken nugget and if not them, then the local wild animals that live all over our property might give it a try...they NEED to stay in their fenced area!!! [​IMG]
     

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