My Newest Brooder

MissPrissy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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Forks, Virginia
I picked this old crate/chest up at a junk shop for $20.



When I saw it I knew it would be perfect. It is well built, thick and heavy. And I knew the middle lid panel could be pried up.



I cut and fit a welded wire piece over the opening and stapled it down.



Add chickens and heat.



I think it is predator proof. My chicks are in it on my side porch with a heat lamp.

I also took this wooden crate and lined the open sides with welded hardware cloth. I used an old picture frame lined with the same wire to make a top.



This one will go upstairs if or when any of those goose eggs hatch.



I like using things I already have on hand but when I saw the chest thing I had to have it. I am glad I bought it or I would be kicking myself everywhich way right now.
 

ozark hen

Living My Dream
12 Years
Apr 4, 2007
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Mansfield, MO
Miss P....is there anything you cannot do???
I will be up later tonight to check to see if you have any goslings...not to mention what kind they turn out to be?
 

Rte.66_chicks

Songster
11 Years
Feb 22, 2008
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4
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Kingman, AZ
Very nice! Where there's a will, there's a way. With us chicken-brains, everything we look at goes through a "How could I use this to help raise chickens?" filter.
 

JimnJanet

Songster
11 Years
Jan 29, 2008
537
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S.W Pa.
OH YEAH Angie, this will now bring a whole new light to "curbshoping" for me !!!!
C'monnnnnnnnnn spring cleaning !!!
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
7,502
77
301
WV
Oh ...Good ideas always needed for chicken farmers!!...You should have seen the look on DH face last Spring when I went by the local video shop and saw A-framing (they had used these for keeping their videos on and were throwing out acouple older ones)...I told hubby those could be used to build a chicken tractor!!..I had to supervise tho he just didn't see the dream right off the bat
.... Now I have a nice tractor set up for growing out or time out for roosters!!...
 

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