Garbage can as a 2 bird coop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lildinkem, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,552
    19
    211
    Feb 4, 2009
    Indianapolis
    What does one do with 6 free garbage cans? My friend is going thru divorce. that means sellin his house. He gave me 6 garbage cans for nothing. I keep small numbers of birds together for my breeding program in pens. Some pens have 4 birds, some three. And in my one pen that I have two birds in, I thought throw one can in their for them to stay out of the sun, rain, great place to lay an egg. Once the bed down in their I push them up against the fence. And it's free. I guess I am a garbage can bird breeder. lololol
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2010
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,023
    19
    163
    Jul 14, 2009
    That sounds like a great plan!
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,536
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    If they have lids you can use them for feed storage, buy in bulk or buy seperate grains, etc.

    Seems like I never have enough garbage cans.........
     
  4. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Does that mean you're breeding trashy birds? JK

    I have seen an ad somewhere of a chicken tractor made out of a trashcan. I wish I could remember where now....
     
  5. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,552
    19
    211
    Feb 4, 2009
    Indianapolis
    Quote:lolololol, just stinky!! hahahha

    I do use metal cans for my adult feed and juvie/chick feed for storage. these are plastic with pre made holes. So they get good air. Last nite was nite one with my Whites. At first they didn't like it. Today it is like it has always been there. lololol
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by