Got empty wire spools? Here's an idea!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by greenfamilyfarms, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Here is a picture of it without the doors installed. These are recycled wire spools (FREE!) from the electric company. We used 5 foot biddy wire, but I think it would work out better if you can find the 6 foot wire. That way, the middle section will be larger. If interested, I will post pictures of the final product.

    We've made two of these so far and still have wire left over. I plan to put pigeons and small bantams in the pens.

    Spools = Free
    Scrap wood = Free
    5' Roll of wire = $45.00
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
    carla olson and marks place like this.
  2. VERY COOL IDEA!!!!!
     
  3. ArtsyMom

    ArtsyMom Hatching

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    Very cool!
    Why did you leave a space between the two?
     
  4. Honey1

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    That is really neat!

    What a great idea!
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Well, that's why I said that the 6 foot wire would work better. The space is just over a foot tall in the center. Probably try a pair of pigeon in there, but if they can't stand up, I'll probably just use it for storage... or whatever!
     
  6. 2468Chickensrgr8

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    WOW!!! What a fantastic idea !!! I have to show hubby this one....More photo's [​IMG] please !!!
     
  7. The only thing I worry about it cleaning it... Will you put shavings in the bottom? If so, you should put a bottom band about 3" wide around it, so they all don't get kicked out...
     
  8. n-da-woods

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    Good Job!! Got to find me some spools.[​IMG]
     
  9. CTChickenMom

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    I absolutely love this! What a great idea for Seramas! They are so little, one spool would probably be enough! I've also thought of some OEGB and this is just their size! I wonder how hard it would be to run a ramp down in between the two spools?
     
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  10. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

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    OR>>>>>>>>> A RABBIT HUTCH!!!! .....for my DECK!!!!!
     

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