Railway Tie-Formers

27 Nov

..we did an old switcheroo on the railway ties. We were sad that we did not get ge to play more with the railway ties before the snow flew so we were outside trying to decide what to do and we chose to ‘pull some of these railway ties around’…

image hour later we had a sheltered outside roost for the chickens. We were going to put our tuck cap as the roof (and still might ) but we could not lift it alone so the roof is the excess railway ties. Needless to say it is solid. This way the chicks can get out like normal, still keep to their usual haunts but have an extra area to stay dry. We are going to further junkify it with some vapor barrier so the chickens have some windows to allow some more light and heat in…we figured if the ties were doing nothing we might as well offer the chickens an incrementative improvement…plus A* thinks the railway tie roof roost makes a great dance stage for celebratory (and tired back) dance! Hehe..terrible shots but you can blame the winter cause the freekin sun sets so early…


Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Construction


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5 responses to “Railway Tie-Formers

  1. jambaloney

    November 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    i am sooo jealous – i LOVE railway ties!!

    buddy who owned fm only left behind 7 of them – i wish i had a hundred!

    solid is an understatement – that roost looks awesome!!

    • eagergridlessbeaver

      December 1, 2011 at 9:47 am

      yeah..they rock. Got them for $10 we got 50. We might build a second level and create an elite penthouse roost for gonzo and Hoppy. hehe. I was actually amazed how quick it all went and how sturdy. As soon as we finished I said to A*, ‘we should use these to extend our front porch!’..she was less than enthusiastic about the prospect…not that I can blame her since I did promise to build her a deck.

  2. jambaloney

    December 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    they would be awesome as a foundation for a deck – it would never move or rot!

    that’s the kinda thing i want ’em for!

  3. Robin

    December 9, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I love how the chickens always have to help when you are in the middle of doing something. Nifty idea.

  4. eagergridlessbeaver

    December 9, 2011 at 8:10 am

    oh yeah..a huge help. You know what would be really helpful right now..stepping in a pile oa chicken crap. PERFECT! hehe..they love A* and I so they come around as soon as we are out…and don’t pay attention to Jango and even Loki sometimes..Loki no longer cares about them..thier poop she has taken a shining to..

    I might do some deck modification this weekend actually jambaloney..a couple of ideas in my head..which is not always a good thing!


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