If you have gone dumpster diving for your chickens, raise your hand!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dsqard, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    OK I admit it, I eyeball piles of stuff "next" to dumpsters to see if they are useable. I spotted a great wooden box next to the dumpster across the street from my work yesterday and today we are taking it home to use as a brooder. I told DH about it last night and he just started laughing. I knew what he was thinking and I told him, "Yes I will go dumpster diving for my chickens!" [​IMG] He laughed some more but we did drive his truck in to work today to bring the box home! [​IMG]
  2. sutillman

    sutillman Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    south georgia
    Been there, done that!!!!!!
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Nice! My DH picked up some wood off the side of the road the other day to build a duck nest box. He was pretty proud of it, too.
    You can't beat free!
  4. angelinthemorning

    angelinthemorning In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2011
    Years ago my Father owned a business next door to the hatchery. My Stepmother (kindest heart person) Would rescue actual birds from the dumpster! If the weather was right, culled eggs would hatch out.

    They had a farm and she had all manner of fowl.

    Enjoy your treasure!
  5. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    I am always looking at things in a "chicken use" sort of way. [​IMG] My DH brought home a huge dog kennel the other day that he found on a job site. It had a crack in it but he is fixing it. So I have the rest of the family on the look out too. [​IMG]
  6. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    I know what you mean Daisychick. We have a long ride home from work every day and I am always checking out sheds in people's yards and thinking, that would make a nice coop. [​IMG]
  7. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Songster

    When I saw the title I totally thought you meant had to go look in the dumpster FOR the chick! [​IMG]
  8. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
  9. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    One mans' trash is another man's treasure.

    I've done it too. Hope it works out for you.

  10. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I think it is awesome! If someone can USE the 'trash' they why not?

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