Purple Pear Farm
Purple Pear Farm
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Commenced:
01/01/2006
Submitted:
02/02/2011
Last updated:
19/05/2017
Location:
131 Anambah Road, Maitland, NSW, AU
Phone:
0249320443
Website:
www.purplepearfarm.com.au
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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Purple Pear Farm

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Supacycled chook house.

Project: Purple Pear Farm

Posted by Mark Brown over 8 years ago

A hen house made from the crate that solar panels come packed in - now that is recycling !!!

A call from a friend that works for the solar shop in the Hunter Valley alerted me to the opportunity to save the packing crates from landfill and give them a reuse somehow.

I married the opportunity with a need to have a collapsable hen house to be part of a backyard display I was doing for the Field day at Tocal Agricultural College in the Hunter Valley.

hen house under construction


The image shows the crate with two extra lids as a roof and infilled with an extra end panel. The space at the top of the crate will be the roosting space for the chickens.

The sides of the crate are removed with a jigsaw and access to the top section is  by a ramp/ladder.

 

 

The walls were laid out to allow for netting and reinforcement using a broken pine pallet  I found that cheaper netting worked best as it allowed for flexability when fixing to the frame in the openings.

 

laid out

The completed item included a door at the back for access to the eggs and a nesting box made from the panel cut for th openings.

 

 

back door

The chook house as part of the garden display at Tocal field days. With bees and zone two citrus and mixed plantings of flowers and vegies and herbs.

 

tocal display

 

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jordan lowery
jordan lowery : sweet, i like it. now all it needs is some wheels.
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Mark Brown
Mark Brown : thanks Jordan - I need to explain that it is not a tractor (has a floor) but disassembles easily for transport or storage.
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jordan lowery
jordan lowery : i didn't say it should be a tractor. more like it could easily be moved from place to place with a moveable paddock system. good stuff either way!
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Frank Gapinski
Frank Gapinski : Looks Great! Well done.
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Nick Huggins
Nick Huggins : Thats a pretty flash looking chook house. Nice one mark!
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andy macey
andy macey : cool!
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Warren Clendenning
Warren Clendenning : Well done Mark. Brilliant use of materials. Shows your ingenuity.
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Chris Burley
Chris Burley : Nice work, great architecture!
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