Making the most of it.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by lindalouly, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    Good show! That wasn't so bad, was it?
    FWIW, if you decide down the road to put up a permanent fence, let me know. Having had my share of goats & horses since moving here in '72, I've built a good bit of farm fence. I was also General Manager of a fence company for a while. I'd be happy to help you any way I can.

    When you decide to build your hoop coop, talk to Loco; he's got one, and can help you immensely. I'd like to build one myself, but I'm afraid the wind would tear it up. I bought one of those portable garages years ago, with the heavy duty plastic/fabric. Between the wind & UV, it didn't last long.
     
  2. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

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    I also got myself a new chicken!!
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Blooie has a nice hoop coop too, made out of cattle panels arched over. I was thinking about making one to grow gourds on.

    I used the same posts as you for rabbit fence to keep critters out of the garden. (including my dogs.) It's held up petty well so far,
     
  4. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    The main reason I wanted the fence was that this winter the birds tore up my porch... so now I have to over haul it.. It was already rotting when we moved in... So this keeps them away from my porch when I get that all cleaned up.
     
  5. FridayYet

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    Yeah, I'm not one for having chicken poop all over the place, either. They seem to be happy in their own area, and I can still let them out whenever I want.
     
  6. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    Home Depot & Lowes aren't what they once were. There was a time when most of the sales force were guys who made or had made their living in the trades, and knew what they were talking about. Unfortunately, that's often not the case any longer. I walked into Lowes not long ago & asked where the hardware cloth was; they had no clue what I was talking about...told me they didn't carry it. I knew better, so when I finally found it I went to the same salesperson & showed them a roll of what they "didn't carry". [​IMG]
     
  7. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    That's the best kind...an easy keeper
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    No, not really...those clips are for the heavy cast posts.There's a few ways to install them
    They might work that way on the light posts too.
    I did about 500 feet of fence with the clips just hooked on, longer curve around a vertical and shorter hook around a horizontal.
    But they lasted 15 years before I learned the right way to put install clips...haha!

    THAT is Sweet!!! At TSC?
     
  9. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    At Michaels, 50 percent off. I couldn't resist.
     
  10. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    I have a lot to learn about building.. I kind of just bought tools at the pawn shop and started on my way with out training.. I know my coop isn't right either but I learned a lot about power tools during that build.. One step at a time. I don't want to put anything permanent until we can buy our own land.
     

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