Poultry Show Crates

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dandelion007, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    My family has started showing chickens in the last 6 months. It's getting a little more serious for my girls and I think it's time to build some show crates. Does anyone have pictures (examples) of crate designs that they are willing to share? Experience with what works and what doesn't would be greatly appreciated. I hope this is a topic others would benefit from as well. If I have overlooked any threads currently out there, please point me to them.

    Thanks in advance for all help given!
  2. TarzantheChickenMan

    TarzantheChickenMan Songster

    Oct 1, 2009
    Guthrie, MN
    to tell you the truth my brother made a few crates they were great just too hard to store were made out of 1/2 inch dowels for the sides and top the corners were all 1x1 pine the floor was i think 1/2inch plywood it was 2x 3 feet and 12 inches tall
    they each held 12 birds great full they were just way to heavy
    he ended up buying a few breakdown plastic crates from strombergs are great and they store well also the plastic is much much easier to clean

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