money-saving tips!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Puck-Puck, May 17, 2009.

  1. Puck-Puck

    Puck-Puck Chillin' With My Peeps

    After a few years of cursing the "useful" junk left by the previous owner of the house, I finally found a use for the old fridge and oven racks: these can serve as window gratings on the chicken coop! Sturdier than hardware cloth and a far sight cheaper, and still weasel proof--I think. They are also the perfect size to cover the brooder box. The commercial sized baking sheets that the other owner also left, which are too unpleasant to use for baking and too big for the oven anyhow, will be poop trays under the roost.

    If there are old fridges or stoves lurking around at your local dump, why not reclaim some useful grille material?
  2. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I was thinking I was the only one crazy enough to do that!!![​IMG]
  3. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

    Apr 27, 2009
    Beaumont, Texas
    I use the grills for the top of my inside incubator. It is awesome!
  4. chills

    chills Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2009
    i love recycling or re-purposing .. excellent ideas!
  5. pattyjean73

    pattyjean73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    NW Arkansas
    Oh I love that idea of the oven racks for windows. It would have never crossed my mind! Makes me think that small grill racks would do well for vent holes at the top of the walls near the roof too. I love it!
  6. Beths_husband

    Beths_husband New Egg

    May 4, 2009
    i made our Brooder out of some left over peices of wire shelving, screwed to a old desktop, and tie wrapped together :)


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