Uses for trampolene frame??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mcfarlandteresa, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. mcfarlandteresa

    mcfarlandteresa Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    McAlester, Oklahoma
    Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to use a trampolene frame for? The jump mat isn't any good but I HATE to throw away the frame. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. Does anyone have any ideas?
  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I would attach chicken wire or hardware cloth to the outside and turn it into a "chicken playpen". Maybe would be good for younger birds, or meat chickens ya want to keep separate but have them out - like a chicken tractor.

    You could put a "roof" over part of it for shade.

    Yep, I would definately turn it into a chicken tractor <g>.

    Peace -
  3. mcfarlandteresa

    mcfarlandteresa Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    McAlester, Oklahoma
    :DYou know I was just sitting here thinking about that. My chicken "hut" was rolled a few days ago due to high wind. Done alot of damage as well. And the frame is 12' around I believe. Thanks for the idea!!
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I think someone on here once posted that they cut the frame in half and used some straight fence post to connect the two pieces together and made a hoop coop out of it. Maybe they will see this and post pics of it again.
  5. sbluvinit

    sbluvinit In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2008
    I saw a similar post a while ago, they used chicken wire and covered it top to bottom, I think a portion of it was shaded but I dont remember with what. I really looked groovy. Creative chicken minded people, we rock
  6. whitecra

    whitecra Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    I would love to see a pic of a trampolene frame chicken coop if any one has one they would like to share.
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    About three years ago my husband turned out trampoline frame into two soccer goals! He cut them in half and bent and welded the legs so they stand up. He also put bird netting around one of them (the other could be netted, we just didn't do it) and the boys all use it for a backstop when playing baseball in the yard. I will try and get some pics for you and post them if you are interested. [​IMG]
  8. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    How tall is it? I saw a post on another forum, where a guy made something he called "scoot 'n hides", he used cinder blocks and scrap roof tin or whatever was handy. He placed blocks on the ground, set the flat material on top of it, and weighted the corners with rocks or cinderblocks or whatever he had handy. It was to provide a place for the bird to duck under as cover from airborne predators, like hawks, which he said he had a lot of trouble with.
  9. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    I think someone here has a picture of a trampolene converted into a chicken tractor. IMO, that's the best use for a trampolene, lol.
  10. Sharedspirit

    Sharedspirit In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2008
    Doddridge County WV
    I'd like to see a pic too! hmmm, the kids are out guarding their trampolene right now! [​IMG]

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