How do you build wire cages for poultry?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MainelySeramas, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. MainelySeramas

    MainelySeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like info on how to build wire cages. Right now I am using dog crates. I need to make something a little bigger for my roos!
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Frame a little cage just from 2x2" lumber and then install the welded wire like they are a wall or somthing, look at this cage I build a while ago,

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  3. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting this. I guess, since I used old rabbit cages--that I had to convert!!!--I never considering building. But, THIS way, I can make one the size that I want. I guess that's what this site does best. [​IMG]
     
  4. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are books available that can teach how to build wire cages...try some of the suppliers on the net....an all wire cage would be lighter than a wood framed...But if you are using them to travel on week ends to sell birds, than the wood IMO is the way to go.
    I just love projects and building a cage can be fun.
     
  5. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    Quote:Frame a little cage just from 2x2" lumber and then install the welded wire like they are a wall or somthing, look at this cage I build a while ago,

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_002.jpg

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_004.jpg

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    Omran

    That is sooooooooo nice.
    I just got some Lobster pots from CL that we are going to convert to cages for $5.00/each. [​IMG]
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    thank you nhnanna.
     
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I made these with just wire and "J" clips
    They are 30 X 30 X 24 , but can be made most any size.

    They work great for the rabbits, and would be just as good for chickens
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  8. MainelySeramas

    MainelySeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. MainelySeramas

    MainelySeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh the lobster pots would make a great cage for traveling to shows and stocks!
    Quote:Frame a little cage just from 2x2" lumber and then install the welded wire like they are a wall or somthing, look at this cage I build a while ago,

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_002.jpg

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_004.jpg

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13683_chickens_hospital_003.jpg

    Omran

    That is sooooooooo nice.
    I just got some Lobster pots from CL that we are going to convert to cages for $5.00/each. [​IMG]
     
  10. MainelySeramas

    MainelySeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I want to do! What size wire and where do you find J-clips?
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