If i wanted to make a enclosure to let them eat weeds, what?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicken_angler, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    I might want to have a pretty big garden this summer so i was thinking that I would have to get rid of the weeds. Instead of picking them, could I just build an enclosure out of PVC or something like that with sides and a cover? That way i could just put them in there and let them take control of the weeds for me!

    If you have anything like this, let me know! Pics would be gladly appreciated! I have 12 hens but I would probably only make it big enough for 6 or 8 at a time!

    Thanks!!

    Cody!!
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    We have wire on garden stakes we can move around. Cheap and reusable.
     
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Do you have any pics of it? Are these the t-post stakes? I kinda need a top on mine because we have many cats and dogs running around. They're not mine but they're mean.

    Cody!!
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Hm, I don't think I have a pic, but the stakes are green, metal, and have little things you can hook the chicken wire into... but for the life of me i can't remember what they're called.
    We don't have a top because we're usually watching them when they're in it.
     
  5. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Yeah, I just saw that thread too. Well maybe a tractor would work best for you?
     
  7. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    Why do you think a tractor would be best?

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  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    what you want is a tractor, maybe the type people use in extremely pleasant climates (i.e. no real 'house') or for broilers. Ferry 'em out to wherever for the day, take 'em back to the coop for night.

    Good lcuk, have fun,

    Pat
     
  9. HorseFeathers

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    Quote:It's movable, not that expensive, can me made pretty big, and is enclosed.
     
  10. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Well i know what a tractor is. I just wondered why you said I needed one!

    haha

    Cody!!
     

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