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Recommendations on pitch forks

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by KristyHall, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    I am sick of poorly made pitchforks. Can someone tell me of a good one I can find? Where I could find one?
     
  2. RoeDylanda

    RoeDylanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second this request! Also, anybody fond of a particular kind for goat pens?

    Thanks!
     
  3. eggbuster

    eggbuster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 prong ones are the best for balance, but I haven't seen one since I was a kid. I hate the 3 prong ones unless I am out stalking the neighbours.[​IMG] Next best thing is a 4 prong manure fork.
     
  4. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I bought 4 old style heavy duty forks at an estate/barn sale. 3 and 4 prong good heavy spring steel.
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    They need to be made of forged steel, not welded. Sturdy handles.

    Number of tines depends on what you'll be forking with it. Coarse long stranded stuff like hay and straw and you can use a four tine fork. Finer stuff like shavings, manure, etc. and you'll be better off with an eight tine manure fork. Turning up soil needs a spading fork (very stout).

    I would like in feed stores, real hardware stores, farm supplies and the like. Forged steel heads with stout handles.
     
  6. RoeDylanda

    RoeDylanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Appreciate the advice about hay vs. shavings as well. Having grown up without livestock, I'm stunned by how much I don't know. Sometimes the goats look at me like... wow, how did *you* get to be in charge? [​IMG]
     
  7. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    thank you all for the suggestions
     
  8. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest going to flea markets or old timey hardware stores for some. You can tell if they are old.
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Ok was I the only one who thought of the ogre hunting in shrek?
     
  10. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, I totally thought/was hoping this thread was going to be about angry mobbing. Very disappointed in you all. :headshake:
     

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