My Newest Brooder

MissPrissy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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125
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Forks, Virginia
I picked this old crate/chest up at a junk shop for $20.

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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.

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

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Add chickens and heat.

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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.

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

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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
14 Years
Apr 4, 2007
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56
401
Mansfield, MO
Miss P....is there anything you cannot do???
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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?
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Rte.66_chicks

Songster
Feb 22, 2008
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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.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
7,502
84
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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
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.... Now I have a nice tractor set up for growing out or time out for roosters!!...
 

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