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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:52 am 
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we have 2 pet carriers that used to get chucked in with boxes "just in case" we got excited & bought more than there were boxes for at a sale. very handy to keep free & the catchers are great if you can get hold of a couple.
p.s. 1 of our pet carriers is now night quarters for 2 guinea pigs so i only have 1 emergency box now.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:07 pm 
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Recently the sparrows have found our place :aaah!
I was looking to buy a sparrow trap so I can relocate them but they are awfully expensive.
Yesterday, while shopping at the German supermarket (that starts with A) I noticed they had cake cooling racks on sale.
6 racks later, cable ties and some wire offcuts and I now have a sparrow cage :thumbs:
All set up to catch some now!
I just hope my design works :read

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:00 pm 
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Very clever use of cake racks :-D , will have to let us know how it goes.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:58 pm 
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This is a great post I two love a good tip shop, have been known to come home with more then I took to the tip, I m mid way into my latest build, using a swing set recycled patio sheets even some mesh off a recycled chook,
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Work is slow as my 7 n 3 year olds are helping, but we as a team are loving it, now to talk mum round to bigger pen more chooks!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:13 pm 
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Love the pic of them sitting in there with the chooks :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:15 pm 
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What a great idea, ideal for a backyard.
Thinking, thinking' - potential for mum and chicks. (yells) "Mr sue 55 - look!" (lots of explicatives)


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:22 pm 
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The New Batch Patch

Another ute canopy, everything else from 'behind th'shed or the tip shop
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This house is in the vege garden. The run along the fence line (still to be fully enclosed) gives the boys access to one (or 3) of the terraced vegetable gardens

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The blokes, just hangin out together. (and dreaming of a better offer)

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:29 pm 
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Love it , looks like the boys do too - some really good ideas here for re using and recycling.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 8:44 pm 
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Haha, fab. Great pics.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:17 am 
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Those are just fantastic set-ups Sue! Does construction involve any welding? How do you hold all that metal together?

Now, I've been hunting for ute canopies since you posted your first photo Sue, but nobody throws them away in my area, seemingly! I was looking for one especially to construct a covered dustbath, but then hit on the idea of using an old IBC tank (I used the metal frame to stack my firewood). I haven't seen anybody use it yet since it's still too new and scary, plus the dirt/sand hasn't had enough time to dry up. It's secured to the post behind with a bugle bolt.

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This one isn't exactly chook related, except it lives in the Boys' shed - they don't seem to mind it too much and they are too big to hop up on top of it. I did try to work out how to suspend it from the ceiling, but that idea quickly outstripped my small skill set. Anyway, it's an old set of bedsprings that I had set out for the tip. I've got a second set that I'm trying to work out how to put to use doing some of the types of things you're doing Sue, but I'll have to wait for that magic ute canopy to appear!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:20 am 
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Love ir Smallflock - you have a better pumpkin harvest than mine this year.
Old bed bases are really useful items. They make great tempory chickie day runs

Mr sue55 has a collection of welders (seems like every time I get a chook, he gets a tool) I think he invents jobs to justify buying a tool - and probably why he is pretty co operative with chook constructions! He grumbles/I bake (this last lot took a quince and orange cake)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:59 pm 
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Now Sue ... I'm an accountant by trade, and so have zero imagination (meaning I know I didn't imagine it) - you had a beaut post showing more of your ute canopy chook sheds - where did that post go? Or was that in another thread and I've got myself muddled?

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You are looking at only a portion - I've used 2 or 3 myself and given 1, sometimes 2, to just about everyone on my street, plus there are still some on the vine I haven't brought in yet. Next year I mean to plant out in the paddock so the vines don't block paths and gates like this year. The downside was that was about the only thing that grew - even my tomatoes died

Going back to your Chookaburra ... when I went to look at my dysfunctional wheelbarrow I discovered it's a wheel-less barrow, not a barrowless one, so I'm not sure what it's good for

I flunked welding but I'm pretty good at baling twine tie-ups

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:07 pm 
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The other ute canopy pens are earlier in this post and I love baling twine too. My other favourite tools are cable ties, and the very favourite are my netting pliers and clips.
Have a great pressure cooker pumpkin soup - will put it in the recipes tonight


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:06 pm 
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I needed a few more bantam training pens.

So a repurposed cupboard will do the job. I removed the centre shelf, cut to size and used that as dividers.
The louvered door fronts were removed (they will make good kindling for the fire). Painted blue inside.
Ordered some bantam cage fronts which will arrive next week and there you have it :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:27 pm 
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And maybe nest boxes Erika!

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