Hanging pen netting is no fun when your short......

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by chickenzoo, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I've been making a new pen to hold my White and reg Mandrians, White Faced tree duck pair, pair of wood ducks and a lone female ring teal...... Finished the bones of it today, just got to finish rocking and landscaping.... They seemed to love it, but I sure hated hanging the netting.....wish I had stilts....especially when I warped it around the trees....lol. But sitting back and watching them made it worth it.
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    I know what you mean. I'm only 5'2" I have my grandson help me he's 16 and 6 feet. My granddaughter is 5'10. I guess they get that from their grandfather. lol

    It's hard on your shoulders isn't it.
     
  3. chickenzoo

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    Lol...ill have to adopt some kids to help me next time.
    Yep..shoulders..neck....back....arms.... I have some health issues that often get in the way...but that's why I have a farm...it keeps me pushing myself. I rather be in pain from doing this then being in pain just sitting around. Hehe
     
  4. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I can relate entirely. I just finished adding on to my biggest pen If I didnt tell you already. Luckily my son and his friend helped me.
     
  5. chickenzoo

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  6. chickenzoo

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    Probably smaller then it should be at 16 x 30 but I will be adding pens off of it for them and my pheasant...
    They all seem to enjoy it and have space....
     
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  8. Mark HSV-AL

    Mark HSV-AL Out Of The Brooder

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    When I did my big aviary which is 135' by 85' with 12' ceilings I had a group of six volunteers (family) 5 ladders, 2x4's for pushing netting and it was a serious effort.
    So I can sympathize ;-)
     
  9. chickenzoo

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    The beginning.......lol
     
  10. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Great job chickenzoo !!!! Thanks for sharing. Thems some happy birds and I bet you are too! Hi Mark hope you and the family are all doing well and . Get to posting some pics on here of that pen on here [​IMG] Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas Everyone!!!! Your friend Shawn
     
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