My 'World Famous Show Coop'

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jacktheknife, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. jacktheknife

    jacktheknife Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 23, 2009
    Fellow poultry enthusiasts,

    I haven't raised poultry since the early 70's but a friend from 1959 {the fourth grade]
    who is the manager of the Aggie feed store, brought me some chickens and guineas a few years ago...
    I started building cages out of whatever I could find and have been raising chickens ever since.
    I am beat up and disabled but I managed to build the 'Show Coop' with $30. here and $40. there.
    It has taken 3 years so far and isn't finished yet,
    as the corner post bracing need 10 spot welds
    and the nylon top is awaiting that.
    But I have a good picture of the 'Show Coop'

    Next project is to come up with $450. for the 'one year old'
    $700. Georgia Quail Farms incubator I found.
    Then 6 - 8' x 10' breeder coops, and more grow out cages and I will consider myself
    'In the poultry business'.

    I lost an entire years hatch because of a styrofoam incubator.
    Another because of a power failure.
    But year #3... hatched 131 'Rhode Island Reds' and raised 80 to adulthood selling them for $1,000.00
    ie. $10 for Roosters and $15 for hens.
    And would have done better since I can sex eggs now.
    Of course the feed cost was about $700.
    but with less Roosters and more hens,
    hay and grass to help out with the feed bill,
    I think I can get that amount down some.

    If I can make $400. off 100 chickens,
    then I can make $4,000.00 off 1,000 chickens!

    Y'all, I have been reading and posting on some other part of the 'Backyard'.
    'Coops and Runs' I think.
    But I see there is a lot more poultry folks here on
    'the Forum'. My name is Jack and I make knives...
    I go by Jack the Knife, J. Knife, or just Knife to my friends.
    I 'write' under J. Winters von Knife
    as Winters is my middle name
    and I am of 25% German extraction.

    Thank you...


    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009
  2. Joyryder

    Joyryder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    Scandia, PA
    W E L C O M E
  3. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

    Jul 15, 2009
    King and Queen Co, Va
    Is there a picture of the show coop?
  4. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Pearl River,Louisiana
  5. bantybev

    bantybev Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2009
    SW Michigan
    Nice to meet you, Knife [​IMG] I am rather new here, too. I have been lurking for months, but just joined the forum, when I inherited my 3 little banties from my favorite aunt just after she passed away last month.
    I checked out your "jacksknifeshop" link. Nice job on your site! I have to tell ya...your poem about your wonderful companion, "Barry" made me cry [​IMG] , but I loved it.
    Hope to see you around the message board [​IMG]
  6. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    [​IMG] Howdy Jack!!! and [​IMG] from Indiana!!!! Nice set up!!![​IMG]
  7. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    [​IMG] from Oklahoma! I also look forward to seeing the World Famous Show Coop! You sound like a very industrious and entrepreneurial man - good stuff!!
  8. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    hill country texas
    Hello Jack, [​IMG] from Texas!
  9. jacktheknife

    jacktheknife Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 23, 2009
    Citycluck,Hoosermom, bantybev, D.Von80, 'rock', Joyryder, and Shining feather,

    Thank y'all for the howdy's.
    And 'bantybev',
    I have been reading that poem about 'old Barry dog' for over 20 years
    and I still cry every time, too.

    Thank you

    J. Winters von Knife
    and Sandymay
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009
  10. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] from Alaska
    Nice to meet you.

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