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  1. Cowcatcher

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    This stuff feels like plastic but doesn't weigh as much as I expected. Not sure exactly what this material is. I know that I won't be using over 20lbs of it. At this point it wouldn't make a difference if it was another 100lbs. I can pick up one end of it pretty easy but it's darn sure heavy. I'll have to drag er across our scales when I get it finished. I'm thinking I'll call it "The Farmadillo"!
    We should have it finished tomorrow. It still may need painted but that's the wife's department. Im fabricator only. I was gonna build a handtruck with a ball on it but I think I'll just put a jack and hitch on it and the girls can use the atv when needed.
    I should also say that a big reason why I went so heavy duty is because this thing is going in the pasture outside my yard. That pasture has 120 heifers 6 months out of the year and 45 bulls the other 6months of the year. All that stock comes up here and rubs n scratches on anything they can.
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  2. MacFromOK

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    Hehe, put a lock on the inside and ya can hide from yer wife in it...
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    I normally am fixing stuff so making things unless its to repair something isn't a common occurrence. The last 6 months I have been repairing lots of wood rot on the exterior of our house, the previous owners didn't take care of the greenery next to the house or have the sprinklers setup correctly so it was a mess. I finally finished it up and had the exterior painted this week. Man I was glad to be done with it.

    I have had wood scraps and lumber laying around my garage for months and in my way blocking my work bench. Today I was staring at half a sheet of left over OSB leaned up against my work bench and decided I would make a little mobile box to throw the scraps laying around and in 5 gallon buckets into. Its 1x2x3 box made all from scraps. I ran over to china freight and bought 12 bucks in casters so I could roll it around. It has one removable divider in the middle but might add another. Its pretty simple but I get to sneak in this thread.
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    That thing has turned into the beast of all chicken coops!
     
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    Great Idea!
     
  6. Cowcatcher

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    I'm getting real close to rolling the farmadillo out of the shop. Thank goodness cuz I got stuff to do in the leathershop. And I'm craving to build a couple knives in the metal shop. This things got more levers, latches and luxuries than my house. I told my wife as we were building it to not hold back. If she could think of anything to make it better, just tell me and we'd make it happen. I'm betting we finish it tomorrow since we've got this "shopwork weather" hanging over us.
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    Fine looking work there! But I gotta tell ya, and we can keep it secret between just us......that's a mountain lion or black panther cage. No chicken needs a cage like that, but again, that is just tween us. :hey3:
     
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    For sure! Keeping chickens in is easy. It's keeping the predators out and keeping the cattle from tearing stuff up that's more difficult. This thing will make a wonderful dog kennel when/if the girls get tired of chickens. It's also portable which since I don't own where I live is a good thing. I see myself living/working here for many more years but a guy in my situation has to keep in mind that things happen and he may have to motor on down the road.
     
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    That's a wrap. Couple small details that the girls can finish up in the pasture. I cruised Craigslist lastnight looking at coops and chicken tractors. I was blown away what some folks ask for some of em. I probably don't value my time as much as I should. I've got $450 cash in this maybe. The plastic sheeting and roofing metal was free. Steel cost $300. The remaining $150 is paint, rivets, hinges, latches, hitch, jack and the "no flat" solid wheels/tires.
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    Yup, I've seen some Ridiculous prices on coops or tractors, "may" be one of my endeavors when I retire in a few years.. That tractor of ya'll's is sure enough, deluxe, heavy duty and one of a kind..
     
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