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    How to Build your Very Own Chicken Carrier

    ArticlePoultry AdviceWednesday 22 June 2011
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    If you have recently bought chickens for sale you may be wondering how best to transport them. Well, it wouldn’t do to attach a leash to it and walk it like a dog, so the best thing is to build a chicken carrier. This is, fortunately, simple.

     Cut two feet of plywood off the end of a full (4-by-8) sheet, then again in half to give you two 2-by-2 squares. These will become the top and bottom of the carrier.

     Cut a square in the middle of one of the 2-by-2 squares, measuring 8-by-8 inches. Attach the hinge to one side and the sliding lock to the other, and mount it back into the 2-by-2 square. This will become the top of the chicken carrier, where you can place and remove chickens. Drill two holes in the small square, pass a length of rope through each hole, tie off the ends and create a carry handle.

    Cut out 24 rectangles from the remaining plywood sheet, each measuring 2-by-24 inches. These will become the sides (slats) to your carrier.

    Nail the 2-by-24 slats to the bottom of the uncut 2-by-2-foot square. To do this, stand the square upright, perpendicular to the ground, and nail the end of the slats into the edge of the square. Space them evenly with 2 inch gaps between them.

    Nail the top on by nailing the other end of the slats onto the other square, nailing through the slats, into the edge of the square. This will be the top, with the handle and lock on the outside of the carrier.

    Now you have the perfect, comfortable and airy carrier for your chicken!

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