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Need to add a couple of laying boxes to my coop--help! Portland, Or.

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I still don't navigate this site well, but thought I'd post this here and see....

 

I'm happy with my coop but need 2 more laying boxes. I'm looking for someone with carpentry skills who would actually want to do this.

I have pics of the coop and the existing boxes, for reference. I'm in NE PDX. Know anyone? Thanks in advance!

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Craigslist.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Craigslist hasn't been helpful. That's why I'm asking here...


Edited by Judee - 3/2/16 at 9:56am
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Originally Posted by Judee View Posthis here and see....

 

I'm happy with my coop but need 2 more laying boxes.

 

 

A quick fix would be cat litter boxes.

 

 

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

would like the boxes built right in.

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would like the boxes built right in.

These may be another option.

Plastic-chicken-nesting-boxes-e1341789117738-300x167.jpg


Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/2/16 at 1:18pm

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks Hokum, I'll keep those in mind if I can't find someone to build for me.

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Just for my own curiosity how many hens do you have and how many nest boxes do you have? I am a total newbie but from the research I have been doing it seems most coops have more nesting boxes then they need.  The learning center above has a section on nest boxes and I think it recommends three for up to 12 hens.  From what I have read most people have hens that only use a couple of the nest boxes and a big majority of them are unused. I know nothing about your set up I am just trying to learn.

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