Make Your Own Chicken Sifter!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by K8tieCat, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, here is the chicken sifter I promised to post for inquiring chicken lovers.

    This is in response to the kinds of material to put in the run to make it easier to clean and stay clean.

    I have lots of sand in my run. The sand came from the sand and gravel place and I got a quarter yard for $15. That came to nineteen 5-gallon buckets that I had to lug home myself.

    Sand is so easy to rake up chicken poo and then pile it on the sifter, give it a few shakes from side to side, and end up with nice, dry poo to take to the compost pile. My nine hens provide 2.5 gallons of poo every week. I always have a nice compost pile to add to my garden.

    Because the wire appears so light, it might be hard to see, but I think you can get the idea. It is simply made from two 3' fence stakes and some 1/4" welded wire wrapped around and bolted on. The finished size is about 18" wide and 36" long. It is easy to bend in a half-circle to dump in a 5-gallon bucket. [​IMG]

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    I swear this is the only way to go!

    P.S...... I'm interested in knowing how you guys get those cute little emoticons in your emails. I have the smiley's but nothing like those little guys rolling on the floor laughing.
     
  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    I was waiting for you to post this!!!! Thanks! Such a wonderful idea...like using a scooper for the cat litter box. Except no cat poo in the compost:th
    I will make one tomorrow, I have the supplies handy.
    As far as the emoticons go....when you post, there is a blank section on the right of the message box....click on the blue 'show' and it brings up a selection:weee
     
  3. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Great idea. I might try this with legs on it.
     
  4. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a great go at the great chicken sifter. I couldn't clean up with out it now.

    Thanks for the emoticon tip!!! I must have been blind! [​IMG]
     
  5. chaoschicken

    chaoschicken Cackleberry Crazy

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    Oh wow, thanks for posting that idea.

    Oh hubby, I have something for you to build for me this weekend! [​IMG]
     

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