ice cream scooper

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by picklespickles, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    i used an icecream scooper the other day to scoop and sling some doughey goodness to them. worked better than larger or smaller spoons and less sticky than hands. maybe soda jerks really know something.

    what weird or everyday tools have you found useful in ways other than which they were originally intended to be used?
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I use a old snow shovel to scoop the old shavings out of the henhouse plus a broom & dustpan to get the smallest bits out...
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2008
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I use my snow shovel too. [​IMG]
  4. HenHappy

    HenHappy Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    on my way to you....
    I use a shovel head that broke off it's handle to scoop old old measuring cup for dishing out treats, and a plastic sour cream container to scoop new shavings in! OH! and my nest boxes are plastic crates used for milk I think!
  5. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Lewisburg, WV
    I use plastic coffee cans for everything, scooping feed, keeping grit, ect. I also use 5 gal paint buckets to store feed next to the pens with coffee cans in them of course, my husband made me a yard feeder for my main pen out of a 5 gal bucket with lid and a rubber horse feed pan that works great!!! I fill it up once a week now. I have 40ish birds there.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2008
  6. palabeco

    palabeco Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    S.W. PA
    I use a peanut can to scoop feed into an ice cream bucket. And the snow shovel does work great for cleaning out the coop. I also use the bottom of gal. milk jugs for dog bowls, just replace when cracked, or frozen water. The dogs also will play with them when they are full of frozen water.
    PS I have 3 kids so we go thru about 5 gallons of milk a week...Thats lots of replacement jugs! I think I need a cow!!
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  7. HenHappy

    HenHappy Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    on my way to you....
    I almost forgot...I use a huge lay down feezer(not plugged in) to keep all my seed and treats in. RODENT PROOF!!!

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