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1 breeding coops on Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:35 pm

bckev

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I have spent part of my holidays, when weather permitted, building some breeding pens to seperate out the birds. [img][/img][img][/img]
Here are my helpers for the job, good company but honestly when it comes to work they are all paws and little work.
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Was hoping to get 7 or 8 done, but will have to settle for 5
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Already have some moved in the neigbours weren't impressed.
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2 Re: breeding coops on Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:25 am

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Well, I think you have done a very nice job, good work!! Looks like the birds are enjoying it too!! I love how when the picture is taken of animals, they always seem to want to look right at the camera, cool, love the dogs (and the sheep too). Have an awesome day, CynthiaM.

3 Re: breeding coops on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:13 am

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Great! That looks wonderful, you sure do build nice stuff:)

4 Re: breeding coops on Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:51 am

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Thank you , it has been fun. They are all designed to be portable so that when the snow is gone I can move some place a little less conspicuous. I have stolen lotes of ideas from people on here. There are a loto f creative people here. The best part for me is that i made them all with reclaimed material. The only stuff I had to pay for was the roofing and the fencing, everything else is recycled or reclaimed. I am using up all of my junk piles, that makes the wife happy.

5 Re: breeding coops on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:19 am

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6 Re: breeding coops on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:55 pm

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the one on the left (shorty) was pretty sick and couldn't figure out why I wasn't spending all of my time babying him. Had to put him down shortly after (cancer). The puppy on the left is happy if she is in my company but wants to be as close as possible, and of course ahve regular treats. The other two didn't get into the picture becuase they didn't want to be close to work in case I expected them to do something.


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bckev wrote:Here are my helpers for the job, good company but honestly when it comes to work they are all paws and little work.


I am SO glad I am not the only one that has "helpers" like these...I can just hear them saying...

"Hey Boss Man! Is it time for second breakfast?"

Or even,

"Coffee time (and cookie time)...Please? My paws is cold! Mom says it's time to come in for coffee...no really, I just heard her calling!" Suspect

The one on the right is totally serious (look of what you doing now?) about the fact that us humans must be nuts to be working when you could be napping on your holidays; eating, more napping, eating & napping! The one on the left with the held paw is so pitiful; I can feel the mayhem in the moment! That look from a dog usually means I take off my work coat (heated up from working anyway) and the dog gets to snuggle up and have a round bod nap on the coat...yeh!

"About time for someone to be resting. Rowf day if you miss too many naps!" Twisted Evil

I am the one in the fam to take time outta the work bees to go in and make brunch for us or around 14:00 we humans would both have darn headaches and be a tad bit more crabby than usual (have we eaten? NOT!). I'd always have the dogs follow me (messy cook; think the Muppet's Swedish Chef and dat's moi!) inside and I'd send one out to get Rick with a note on a collar saying "breakfast is ready!" The dinner bell on the porch never seemed loud enough to ring over the tool noises.

I so love man's best friends...totally capital "T" for trouble with no vested interest in getting the projects completed...projects mean eats outside and that's always more reasons to share more of the bounty with the dougals.

Couldn't ask for better company concerned about the goings on at the place! Razz

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7 Re: breeding coops on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:10 pm

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8 Re: breeding coops on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:21 pm

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Looks like that would fit into pick-up or into the trailer if I have trouble getting it into the truck box. What was was you address again... Laughing Nice portable units you have designed. I like the fact that you can move them to where every you want. Thanks for paying it forward, sharing your ideas and work for every one to learn from.

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9 Re: breeding coops on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:25 pm

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That is what is cool about this site,I have incorporated a lot of ideas from what others on here are doing. Why reinvent the wheel. It is nice to see people be generous with their ideas and learning. The best education is experience in my mind, and there is lots of that here.

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