My 'World Famous Show Coop'

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

  1. jacktheknife

    jacktheknife In 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 Songster

    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 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Pearl River,Louisiana
  5. bantybev

    bantybev Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

    jacktheknife In 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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