Former metal trashcan hauling cart into mommy hen palace- mini tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by luvarabhorses, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hector, Ar
    This is my first attempt to load pictures. My florange and I rescued this rusted trashcan cart from the roadside garbage and converted it into a place for two Mommy hens to set on eggs in privacy and security. Once the eggs hatch the families will be able to come and go into a small screened in yard (made from discard wooden window screens). It is a mini tractor since it is easily moved around. This turned out to be a lot more effort than I thought but we are pleased with the outcome- the Chariot of Fire.
    Repairing the rusty chassis
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    beginning
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    the finished coop!
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    the cost was zero. I'll provide the complete pictures , plans and details to anyone interested for $5. It was more work than I anticipated but it's pretty awesome.
    Luv
     
  2. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't get one pic to load, and here is another:
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  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Very innovative!! It's so cool you can turn just about anything into a great coop if willing to put in the work. Yours looks great!
     
  4. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for noticing and commenting. I have learned so much about carpentry and building the past two years following my divorce. I am working on a new one out of an old metal spreader for my bobwhites. There are only six of them and their needs are much less.
     

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