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repurposed traffic cones into killing cones

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Location: SE Wisconsin, USA zone 5b
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We found some vinyl traffic cones on our property when we bought it. Recently we made them into killing cones by cutting the tops and bottoms off and screwing them to a piece of timber. We set the whole contraption on a pallet compost bin. It really worked well, the vinyl hugs the birds nicely so they can't squirm very much. Also easy to break down and store when not needed.

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wow, we use pretty much the exact same thing.

only difference is ours has to legs to hold it up, instead of the pallets.

we have 2 small cones, and 1 larger cones for roosters.
we put a large tub with straw underneath to catch all the blood, them compost it. looks like you saved that step.

edit: ours looks sort of like this, but without the gutters and the tub is directly underneath:
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