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My chickens are very picky about nesting boxes and they use their baby chicken coop and I am going to need it soon. My chickens like their nesting boxes to have roofs. I don't want to buy a nesting box because me and my dad make them. I can't use cardboard boxes because they aren't strong enough. What could I use?

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A you could go to my profile and I just started a thread about nesting boxes you could get some ideas and make some hope this helps
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My chickens like the bucket boxes. 

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I'll try the chicken bucket and I'll look on your profile

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I like that bucket box I think I will try that my self
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me too

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When you make the bucket box, you have to just brace it on either side so it doesn't wiggle too much. Mine are screwed down to a board with bricks on either side to stabilize. Although I think if they were simply sitting in the sand on the floor, my hens would still use them.
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Originally Posted by Ch1ckChick View Post
 

My chickens are very picky about nesting boxes and they use their baby chicken coop and I am going to need it soon. My chickens like their nesting boxes to have roofs. I don't want to buy a nesting box because me and my dad make them. I can't use cardboard boxes because they aren't strong enough. What could I use?

Why not just build more nests for what I assume is another coop?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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Oh no I used a tiny coop that was 80$ when the chickens were baby's that was fox proof. But as they grew up we had to give them a bigger coop. And now they use that tiny coop to lay eggs. But I am getting some more chickens in march and I will need it back. 

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