NEWBIE Here with a question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hjvac25, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. hjvac25

    hjvac25 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2012
    Ok, so we have recently moved to 12 acres and have decided to try to raise some chickens this year. Very excited and nervous but all of the info on here has been great. My question is that we have a 50gallon plastic utility tote for the chicks and all of the other materials needed, but I was thinking of cutting a rectangle out of one side of it and covering it with chicken wire so that the kids can see into the box without leaning over the top (I have bad visions of it tipping over :). Does anyone have any advice for a not so handy person to do this. How do you attach the wire so no one (kids or chicks) get hurt.

    Thanks so much. We are getting super excited. One week before the chicks come and of course we had a snow storm today :)

  2. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2012
    Necedah, Wi
    I would cut out the opening, cut the mesh to cover the hole plus a 1 inch or so border. You could use some wood molding or something similar to put a border around the opening and to cover the edge of the wire. I would secure it by drilling a hole and using bolts instead of regular screws that way there wont be anything pointy on the inside for the chicks to get hurt on.

    Good luck and congrats on the new chicks coming.
  3. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    I think I would cover the sharp edges of the wire with some good duct tape. That should do it nice and easy.
  4. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2012
    Duct tape is the answer to life. :)
    They say it's 42, but they lie.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012

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