Spare tire

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by reksat, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. reksat

    reksat Chirping

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    Has anybody ever used an old tire and fill it up with sand for a dust bath station in their run? I am purchasing new tires and thought i might give this a try and see how it works. Think it will ?
     

  2. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Songster

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    I don't see why not? Sounds like a great way to recycle!
     
  3. juliaaa

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    Quote:x2
     
  4. afveteran88

    afveteran88 Chirping

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    I took some old NASCAR Tires I had and cut them in half filled with play sand and my chicks love em. My run is 40 x 30 so filling the whole run with sand was out of the question.
     
  5. darkmatter

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    I use an old tractor tire filled with creek sand and wood ashes for the chicken dust bath area in their run.
     
  6. cielo

    cielo Chirping

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    I like this idea a lot. It's cool to find new uses for things. Used tires practically grow on trees, unfortunately. I would think the chickens would like jumping up on it too. I'm gonna do it! Thanks for the idea!
     
  7. darkmatter

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    I also use my old truck tires by cutting out one sidewall, place that side down and fill with compost. Then I make a cage/trellis to grow tomatoes and squash in my chicken run for chicken shade and food:

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  8. Ole rooster

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    May I ask what you cut the tire with?
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Darkmatter - that is really cool [​IMG]
    Reksat - I don't see why not, especially larger sized tires. I keep eyeing a smallish old tire under our lean-to that looks like it'd make a perfect nestbox if filled with hay [​IMG]
     
  10. reksat

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    Sounds great i'm gonna consider it done . Thanks everyone for your insite.
     

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