Look what my DH brought home from the dump!!! Toy Car!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DawnSuiter, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. So, he calls, SOOO excited, and says he found a car at the dump! I wonder what he means as I walk through Lowe's to get more hardware cloth, and he goes on to describe what he thought was the top of a sandbox, shaped like a plastic kids car. he instantly thought "chicken tractor" as did I and so he lugged it into the pickup, with permission from the dump 'guy' and now it's ours!

    Help me turn this trash into treasure! What should we do with it.... here she is.. aint she a beaut???!!!


    it's a few feet long, sorry so vague, but it nearly takes up the full size bed of our F150 to give you an idea....
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    The plate says Snoozer... maybe you coul put it over the perch? Or as a brooder... Good idea!
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    A treasure indeed! Chicken tractor sounds good, or even nesting box or something.........
  4. wow, a brooder, I definitely need to make a new one, or a second one in the next 2 weeks..nest boxes! that's also a fantastic idea!

    I have 3-5 roosters that also need individual housing, breeding pens (or tractors) to build as well...

    I just can't believe this would've ended up at landfill... such a lucky break for us... does anyone have any idea what it USED to be? i don't think this looks like a sandbox type thing....
  5. 2 Beauts

    2 Beauts Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    It looks like it might have once gone to a toddler bed, like a canopy.
  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    probably had wheels and a seating area, either pedals or it was flinstone style for children to ride around in!! with little doors that opened and closed.
  7. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    yeah it was a bed, my son had one. But I definitely see potential as a tractor!
  9. A bed? How adorable is that then!

    Lets see.. how to make it into a tractor...

    first... hardware cloth over the windows... how to attach it...

    or maybe it would be best served as a brooder... places to clip the lamp, probably sectionable for different litters... something different to look at on the back porch.. hehehe..

    what would You do to make it a tractor?
  10. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    My growout pen shelter is a recycled kids plastic play house.

    I put heavy plastic up in the windows to block out the rain....

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