Repurposed items for chickens

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by DaddyRay, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. DaddyRay

    DaddyRay New Egg

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    Was walking my daughter to school and noticed a cool thing. Now is the time that everyone puts their Christmas trees out for recycling. Some very small trees still have the plastic bases attached from when they were bought. They make great small feeders/waterers for the chickens. One arm even has a hole in it to pin or stake it down to completely make it tip proof. I'm sure they can be gotten from nurseries or garden centers too. Just wanted to pass it along.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7676779/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
     
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  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I couldn't get the link to work but anything that can be safely recycled for the chickens, I'm in favor of.

    Sounds like you made a good find!

    Also, thanks for joining us[​IMG]
     
  3. DaddyRay

    DaddyRay New Egg

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  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Thanks for the photo, yes, I can see how that would come in handy!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    good idea. Hope others will chime in on your thread.
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
  7. celtic red

    celtic red Just Hatched

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    That's a wonderful idea!!
     
  8. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Don't have pic on my phone but we took an old porch swing apart. The frame is covered with a tarp for now and we put a 2x4 across the long way for a perch. Going to change the tarp to shade cloth.

    Using the seat part out in the yard covered with shade cloth for a hideout.

    Great thread idea!
     
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  9. lurch1014

    lurch1014 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will get pictures later but I use old baskets for nesting boxes. My hens love them! Works great.
     
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  10. lurch1014

    lurch1014 Out Of The Brooder

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    Made my own automatic feeder today. Using stuff I found laying around.[​IMG]
     
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