Transporting chickens

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These three lovely functional boxes where built today and will be used tomorrow to transport this year’s first batch of meat chickens to be processed. They are built to fit nicely in the truck bed and hold about 10 birds a piece.  W has been busy working out the specifics, two fit long ways and the third fits across the back.

It all started with an aspenite bottom board, added corners and uprights then the slats and the top board with a cut out hinged hatch. Keeping it simple, strong and light.

I meant to get pictures of the boxes in the truck bed, with the chickens in them but it was raining and we were moving at a good pace to meet our deadlines.  The chickens fit nicely and were able to sit. It was an easy two person lift with each box, good loading at our end and off loading at the dead end.

Now to store them until the next batch in 5 weeks.

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