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post #11 of 33
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Thanks for the response I will definetly be using milk crates in our coop so wasn't a bad newbie idea

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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by PaulaJoAnne 

Pardon the messy coop. Its finally warm enough to muck out after a long cold yucky winter, and we started yesterday.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37989_003.jpg


I love it! I am heading out tomorrow to find some crates. My hens aren't sitting age yet, but I want to get the nesting boxes done.

post #13 of 33

Ooh, very useful to know. I need some simple solutions like this! smile Thank you for the picture too, it's good to see it.

post #14 of 33

Thanks so much for the picture!  This is a great idea for quick and easy set up that will work for my novice contruction skills!

post #15 of 33

Like another poster stated I just nailed mine to the wall right side up with a piece of card board in the bottom to hold the nest material in and have a few things for the girls to jump on to get up there and they love them. They seem to like the red or green ones the best!!

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One amazing DH, 2 great DD's, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 17 chickens, 6 geese, 1 bunny and 4 ducks!
RIP Sam 2001-2010 you will be greatly missed
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post #16 of 33

they look great

post #17 of 33

PaulaJoAnne - thanks for the idea. I just finished setting my crates. I need to add the litterboard on the top row, but I wanted to pass along a photo. I have 9 nesting boxes now!
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g242/glenn1964/a98123b3.jpg

post #18 of 33

Milk crates make great nest boxes.....

BUT..... it is the milk company's property if the company name is anywhere on it. A lot of stores have cameras in the back now to prevent theft and/or catch people who steal them. Because those things are expensive and the losses contribute to higher prices.

How do I know? One, most crates say on them that they belong to such and such a company, and two, I got chewed out by a dairy distributor for trying to take some! hide

You can buy the same type plastic box at WalMart or K-Mart.

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

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post #19 of 33

Or you can get wooden veggie crates from the produce manager at your local grocery store.  Wine crates from the liquor store.

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post #20 of 33

Know what my girls like?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4502834847_64a403696a_o.jpg
LAUNDRY baskets. lol

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