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I have some scrap lumber that needs a new life so I’ve been thinking of building a large bird feeder with a roof that will keep birds out of the rain, sleet, and snow. Something that will let them fly in from all sides to a 12” square platform with maybe a 4 or 5” roof overhang. Have any of you built something like this?
I’ve got round stock for perches and also roofing shingles that match my house.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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(08-05-2022, 05:45 PM)Saul Goode Wrote: I have some scrap lumber that needs a new life so I’ve been thinking of building a large bird feeder with a roof that will keep birds out of the rain, sleet, and snow. Something that will let them fly in from all sides to a 12” square platform with maybe a 4 or 5” roof overhang. Have any of you built something like this?
I’ve got round stock for perches and also roofing shingles that match my house.
Thanks for any suggestions.

This might be what you are talking about.

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This is the only bird feeder that I sort of made. I cut the pieces and the grand sons nailed them together. I used fence pickets for these. I like fence pickets. Wink 

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https://youtu.be/VOTipublXB4

My grindstone build is complete!
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(08-05-2022, 07:52 PM)PickleSnout Wrote: https://youtu.be/VOTipublXB4

My grindstone build is complete!
That's beautiful  Heartflowers
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(08-05-2022, 07:52 PM)PickleSnout Wrote: https://youtu.be/VOTipublXB4

My grindstone build is complete!


How cool is that!!!

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(08-05-2022, 07:52 PM)PickleSnout Wrote: https://youtu.be/VOTipublXB4

My grindstone build is complete!


Very clever SHTF barter machine!

Everyone will need their pitchforks sharpened!

Hell, you could hook a grist mill to it.


Well done!
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The turkeys have been laying eggs. I let one hen set on a few, but she broke them all. So I bought an incubator. The babies are supposed to hatch tomorrow.

I have a cage inside the turkey house for babies but I would need to run an extension cord out there for a heat lamp. Doable, but a pain.

I saw a video of a three tier quail cage and I thought, oh yeah! perfect for hatchlings.

I have a room that I call my work room. It has the incubator, dehydrator, extra canning jars, some canned stuff and a freezer. A catch-all room. I am not a "normal" person by any means, so having a brooder cage in my work room is really not so unusual for me.

The design is simple, three levels, short 12" cages with automotive drip pans to catch the poop. The pans can be removed easily to dump into a tote and carried out to the compost bin.

I ordered wire from Home Depot, it will be here on Friday. But the eggs will hatch tomorrow. So I scrounged up some wire and enclosed the middle tier. Just in time for two early birds.

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