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how much for a drum for a stag

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jennings Gamefowl, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. first im not really sure where to put this.. but i got a email from a lady i know saying that at a flea market ( bout 30 mins away) there will be a guy selling pens, stags, tie out cords, and drums... i asked about the drums and she said that they already come with the tieout cord... so my question is how much should i expect to pay for a drum with a cord...... i mostly keep mine in a pen but its getting very expensive to bulid/buy pens
     

  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    Ok, I'm going to show my ignorance...what's a drum?
     
  3. a 55 gallon drum
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    Oh, I thought that was too simple of an answer. [​IMG]
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I wouldn't pay more than $30.
    A plain old drum is about $15
    An I dont think the making them in to tie outs is worth more than $15.
     
  6. all right thanks
     
  7. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

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    The drum they are talking about is just a 55gal plastic barrel used as shelter for your bird.The tie cord is the string that is on the birds leg used like a dog chain. Some use this method to house multiple roosters so they are kept separate to prevent fights. The birds usually like to perch on top during the night but if the weather is bad will go inside the barrel to seek shelter. You'll still have to have a fence around the group of barrels but it is an inexpensive way to raise males together but still keeping them apart.
    A used barrel shouldn't cost more than $5.-8 and tie-cords can be bought through Randell Berkey for like $15.-20. Because some Cockers use this method some people try to associate the blue barrels to fighting them but, that is NOT true in every case.It is simply a way to raise males on the same property without being able to get at each other.
    I know a breeder that keeps his hens in barrels on tiecords and rotates roosters every so often,so the loose rooster can visit the barrels one by one and fertilize each hen(keeps better records that way). Will
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  8. ShaggysGirl

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    learned something new [​IMG]
     
  9. i got one.. will have to post a pic.. only paid 10 for it
     
  10. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

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    That looks really handy! Make sure you know what was in the barrell first. At work we use barrels that contain all kinds of acids and caustics. My uncle is a dairy farmer, and he gets his mollasses shipped in them. He charges $5 for an empty drum.
     

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