Oddball question. Thanks for the helpful answers!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicky Joy, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 150ft roll of 4ft chicken wire (and a 50lb bag of feed, a feeder, and a waterer) coming on the afternoon ferry.

    My husband is on his way back from a tug boat run and won't be able to pick up the freight. He called to ask me if I'd be able to pick it up.[​IMG] He told me I could use his truck but I'd really rather not.

    How much will that roll of wire weigh? Am I going to need his truck or will I be able to fit the wire in the large trunk of my Ford Taurus?
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The wire will fit in the trunk - put the feed and feeder and waterer in the back seat.

    You have me curious. Where do you live that you must ferry your items over? I might be just a wee bit jealous of your isolation. LOL
     
  3. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can get a 150' x 4' in the trunk of our 2005 Chevy Cobalt , and It's more awkward than heavy. I'm 5'8" and not real athletic, LOL, and I'm able to get a roll in the tiny trunk of our Cobalt, so I think you'd be okay.

    Good luck -
    Em
     
  4. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Ford Focus and you would be amazed what I fit in the truck. Yes..you should be all set with your car as long as you dont mind putting the feed and feeders in your back seat!
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    150' of chickenwire isn't really that much - weight and diameter won't be much of an issue, it'll just come down to how much room you have for a 4' long item. You might get it in, or you might have to put it in the back seat (or in the front seat, reclined and run back, as if it were a passenger).

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  6. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good to know that the wire will fit in the trunk. I hate driving the truck. If it's too heavy I can always have someone load it for me.

    I live on Beaver Island, MI (32 miles off northeastern lower peninsula). I love it. Some people can't handle the isolation but I treasure it. Although, I do get an urge to go shopping, especially in a store where I don't know anyone, but the urge usually passes. During the summer it is very busy here but in the winter it is pretty quiet.

    The biggest down fall with the chickens is the extra 4 dollars I have to pay to get a 50lb bag of feed to the island. We're also going to have to order our winter supply before the boat quits running in December. Otherwise we'd have to pay extra for airplane freight.
     
  7. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    Quote:Good to know that the wire will fit in the trunk. I hate driving the truck. If it's too heavy I can always have someone load it for me.

    I live on Beaver Island, MI (32 miles off northeastern lower peninsula). I love it. Some people can't handle the isolation but I treasure it. Although, I do get an urge to go shopping, especially in a store where I don't know anyone, but the urge usually passes. During the summer it is very busy here but in the winter it is pretty quiet.

    The biggest down fall with the chickens is the extra 4 dollars I have to pay to get a 50lb bag of feed to the island. We're also going to have to order our winter supply before the boat quits running in December. Otherwise we'd have to pay extra for airplane freight.

    Sounds heavenly!
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You must live in heaven...
     
  9. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'd have to drag me away kicking and screaming to get me to move off the island. It does have all the ups and downs of a small community where everyone knows everybody. Very generous and friendly island though. I love it.[​IMG]
     

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