Hello from the Ozarks of Missouri!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by therisingers, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. therisingers

    therisingers In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2012
    Ozarks of Missouri
    I am an old timer from WAY back and had everything on our farm and now I'm starting over again and feel like a total newbie with our new Buff Orpinton's and our barred sexlinks fryers (and 2 Pekin ducks that we just got today)....I am looking for the plans for the simple chicken wire, "tunnel" that Mother Earth News put out YEARS ago and I can't find it to save my life. If anyone has any suggestions or has the link or has those plans? It was a 2x4 and chicken wire "tunnel" for tractoring chickens and I can probably mickey mouse it along but was hoping to read about that particular one again....Any help would be appreciated. I'm new here and kinda excited about being here. Thanks! We have Bunnies and a Pomeranian, too. Going to get some goats, soon. Thanks! Sharlene Risinger and Family

  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY

    I'm not sure I've seen the chicken wire tunnel, but I do know there are a TON of coop ideas on this site.
    Perhaps that tunnel coop is there, too.
  3. therisingers

    therisingers In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2012
    Ozarks of Missouri
    Thank you! I saw quite a few of the same "concept" of the one from Mother Earth News but none of them are using JUST 2x4's and chicken wire. This one was DIRT cheap and you JUST use a 2x4 frame that lays on the ground and attach your chicken wire to the frame. Light weight and CHEAP. LOL Thanks for responding! Sharlene
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    [​IMG] Just try searching for chicken tractors, you might get some ideas. Or make a lightweight pvc hoop house type thing and cover it in wire. It would be easy to move around.

  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Welcome from Louisiana! [​IMG] I was just in your neck of the woods last month!! Beautiful country!! [​IMG]
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  8. Welcome from SE Missouri!
  9. therisingers

    therisingers In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2012
    Ozarks of Missouri
    Wow thank you all! I feel so welcome! I was so happy when I saw it here and was able to join. All of my baby chicks and those two ducks are doing awesome right now. The light is on and they are dispersed around the pen and not huddling around the light. So I think they are all ok. Hoping for NO losses. He gave us two "spares" and I hope not to lose any of them. Thanks again! And I have to agree this is some beautiful country down here in the Ozarks. And the people are nice, too. God bless. Sharlene

  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So happy you joined. Good luck with your search. :thumbsup

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