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Look what I found

Post by thejonesboy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:40 pm

Hi everyone, not been around for some time.

Helped my nephew pull down an old coop at the back of his lot and found two of these. They stand about 5'8" tall. Very heavy, only the casters are rusty.

My question is what are they worth?

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Post by kenya » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:31 pm

Very nice find!
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Post by LongCrow » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:58 am

Nice, chinchilla cages I think. Everyone was going to get rich breeding them years ago. Can the sections be separated? As is maybe $300 each.
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Post by thejonesboy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:04 pm

LongCrow wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:58 am
Nice, chinchilla cages I think. Everyone was going to get rich breeding them years ago. Can the sections be separated? As is maybe $300 each.
So I guess they would work for rabbits. No, they don't separate, one unit.
Thanks for the input @LongCrow
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Post by baronrenfrew » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 am

I was gonna say a lab cage - they look too well built for consumer use.
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Post by Brebis » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:35 am

I was thinking they look like lab cages too...
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Post by Ontario Chick » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:09 am

Looks about the right size for laboratory rats.
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Re: Look what I found

Post by windwalkingwolf » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm

Oooh, nice find! Could they work for quail?
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Post by thejonesboy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:31 pm

windwalkingwolf wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm
Oooh, nice find! Could they work for quail?
I think they would be great for quail, lots of quail.
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Post by Jaye » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:37 am

I'm sorry, I'm not so sure they would be all that good for quail: I think that it would be a pain to manage the lower cages, but that's just me and my cranky back. Sure, you could cram a lot of quail in there, but there will be behavior issues, injuries, and even fatalities if you overcrowd. They need at least one square foot per bird, and ideally a place to dust bathe and a place to get away.
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