My homemade sand sifter *PICS*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hens & Hounds, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Hens & Hounds

    Hens & Hounds Songster

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    After picking up a 1/2 ton of sand this past weekend I was getting a backache using the small handle sifter that I purchased at Petco for cleaning the sand in reptile cages, so I came up w/ the idea of using a Future Fork for horse stall cleaning & using zip ties to attach 1/4" hardware cloth to. Just wanted to share w/ everyone in case anyone else uses sand in their run & has a bad back. I know I have seen people who use hardware cloth attached to 2 pieces of wood & use the panning for gold motion LOL but that involved using 2 different tools, first raking/shoveling the sand onto the sifter & then using 2 hands to sift out the poop which seemed like too much work for me [​IMG] So now all I do is scrape then shake over my compost bucket...all done standing up...no bending [​IMG]






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  2. lcammack

    lcammack Chirping

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    Thank you for sharing, that is awesome. I have been trying to figure out an efficient way to sift the sand in their outdoor run. This will work perfectly! Nice Job!
     
  3. rpchris

    rpchris Songster

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    Great idea. I'm going to make one too.
     
  4. Excellent Idea!!
     
  5. Haunted Chicken

    Haunted Chicken Songster

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    Oh, I like!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. CC1892

    CC1892 Chirping

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    I was just thinking about how to solve this problem this morning - as I cleaned out the run.

    Great idea thanks!
     
  7. Hens & Hounds

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    Thank you everyone! [​IMG] This is where I got the idea>>> http://www.shakenrake.com/ & OMG can you believe the price! [​IMG] Anyone that can improve on the idea, your ideas would be greatly appreciated! Share your pics & ideas [​IMG]
     
  8. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

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    [​IMG] perfect idea!
     
  9. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    Brilliant [​IMG]
     
  10. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chirping

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    Bwahahahahahaaa!!! $300.!!! [​IMG] Are they insane? Your's is way better and a lot more cost effective! Love it!! [​IMG]
     

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